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DarkSunz says

Hey everyone!

A buddy of mine and I were considering updating our AWESOME (read lame) blog. We currently have a wordpress theme (from Themeforest, dont worry!) which is powering our website and were looking to install a new one. Problem is we don’t know how to setup the new theme without confusing all our readers. Basically what I’m asking is, what is the best way to set up a new theme while your readers see your old theme. We want to be able “launch” our new look/redesign after everything is setup. Thanks guys!

Regards, Raj Kuchibhotla (aka Darksunz)

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UBLThemes says

Hey everyone!

A buddy of mine and I were considering updating our AWESOME (read lame) blog. We currently have a wordpress theme (from Themeforest, dont worry!) which is powering our website and were looking to install a new one. Problem is we don’t know how to setup the new theme without confusing all our readers. Basically what I’m asking is, what is the best way to set up a new theme while your readers see your old theme. We want to be able “launch” our new look/redesign after everything is setup. Thanks guys!

Regards, Raj Kuchibhotla (aka Darksunz)

Setup a beta and do everything on there and then transfer data using the xml import and then quickly install the theme, this way your site only looks bad for a few seconds.

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DarkSunz says

Pardon my noob-ness, what do you mean setup a beta?

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UBLThemes says

Pardon my noob-ness, what do you mean setup a beta?

Setup a demo site and then populate it using xml import, then do your changes and then send it back to your old site.

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DarkSunz says

Ah! Got it, I had a hunch that’s what you meant, but you never know the lingo around these woods (pun intended) . That being said, I’m assuming there is no super cool futuristic tool to make the transition effortless. I’m surprised there isn’t such a thing available yet (hmmm..). I’m assuming the process applies if I were to put it into some kind of “construction” mode?

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