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How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

Hi, 

Im new to wordpress with Godaddy.

Started a new website with a Godaddy template.  Went to change the theme ( have 2 options to look up themes: Godaddy themes or Wordpress) and found a free one on Wordpress.org.  When I tried to bring it in (activate) , it seemed to combine with the original Godaddy template.  So the new website had a bit of both. Not what I want. Suggestions?    

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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

@tony1b2000 

 

In WordPress you can install as many themes are you would like on your site, however only one can be activate at a time - so when you go to the themes page you will see everything that is installed.

 

If the GoDaddy theme added pre-defined content, that content will still be on the site. Themes generally do not overwrite your content, just the design elements.



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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

@tony1b2000 

 

No you do not - many new users will start with that as it helps to get you going. Personally as a Web Developer, I recommend people check out ThemeForest.net there are 1000s of paid themes - and many of them include demo content so you just have to replace the sample content with your own but the layout / setup is already there.

 

If you go that route I suggest looking for themes that have been updated in the last 30-60 days - some themes do not get updated on a regular basis and do not keep up with the changing features of WordPress



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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

@tony1b2000 

 

If you purchase a theme it will include a zip download - within that zip will be all the source files of theme and another zip file which you can upload into the themes area in WordPress



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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

@tony1b2000 

 

In WordPress you can install as many themes are you would like on your site, however only one can be activate at a time - so when you go to the themes page you will see everything that is installed.

 

If the GoDaddy theme added pre-defined content, that content will still be on the site. Themes generally do not overwrite your content, just the design elements.



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Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

Thanks for the explanation.  Do we always have to start with a godady template?  Is there a better option? 

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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

@tony1b2000 

 

No you do not - many new users will start with that as it helps to get you going. Personally as a Web Developer, I recommend people check out ThemeForest.net there are 1000s of paid themes - and many of them include demo content so you just have to replace the sample content with your own but the layout / setup is already there.

 

If you go that route I suggest looking for themes that have been updated in the last 30-60 days - some themes do not get updated on a regular basis and do not keep up with the changing features of WordPress



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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

Thats sound perfect ! They do have a lot of nice looking items. 

Now the big question is: How do I get one of those in Godaddy?

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Re: How to add a wordpress theme in Godaddy

@tony1b2000 

 

If you purchase a theme it will include a zip download - within that zip will be all the source files of theme and another zip file which you can upload into the themes area in WordPress



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