In the previous lesson you have learned about Multiple Themes plugin that allows you to activate different themes on various posts, pages, post types, search queries, archive pages, etc on your WordPress site.
Plugin works same as advertised but one common problem any user experiences is changing theme options of specific themes activated on various sections of your WordPress site.
In this lesson, you will learn how to change theme options like theme customization, widgets and menus etc when using Multiple Themes plugin in your WordPress site.
The plugin has no built-in functionality for updating theme options but there are some tricks as suggested by the plugin developer on Appearance -> Manage Themes -> Theme Options (Tab).
There are two methods:
- Using live preview method
- Using theme test drive method.
- Visit your admin area dashboard Appearance -> Themes screen.
- Live preview the theme you wish to change.
- Using left sidebar you can customize theme options.
- Navigation appears when a menu is set from Appearance -> Menus page.
- Click Save & Activate button.
- Visit immediately to Appearance -> Themes and reactivate previously active theme by clicking ‘Activate’ button.
- First deactivate the Multiple Themes plugin.
- Now install and activate the Theme Test Drive plugin.
- Visit your admin area dashboard Appearance -> Theme Test Drive.
- From usage section, select the theme you want to customize options for.
- Use ‘Enable Theme Drive’ button present at the bottom of admin panel.
- Make changes to the theme options. You can change Widgets, Sidebars, Menus, Background, Header and other Customizations.
- You can do same for changing theme options for other WordPress themes
- Deactivate ‘Theme Test Drive’ plugin.
- Now activate Multiple Themes plugin.
That’s it. Now both the alternate and active theme should now display all configured theme options.
You can assign a separate theme on home, posts, search, archive and other pages of your WordPress site.
In this lesson, you will learn how easily you can get control over the look and feel of your website by assigning different themes to different areas of your website.
Simply navigate to your admin area dashboard to find and install Multiple Themes plugin. After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Appearance -> Manage Themes page to assign different themes over different sections of your website.
The plugin will enable you to choose
- A Theme for All Posts
- A Theme for All Pages
- A Theme for Site Home
- A Theme for an Individual Post
- A Theme for an Individual Page
- A Theme for Selective Archive Page
- A Theme for Selective Search Pages, Terms, and more
The plugin enables you to choose a different theme for everything and override the active WordPress theme on your website.
Updating WordPress Theme Options
Now the question arises how you would be able to change the theme options for any theme you want? Well that is possible, you will find the complete process in this lesson.
The plugin doesn’t changes the active WordPress theme on your website. Instead, it works by dynamically overriding the settings on the pages and sections selected by you.
Twenty Fourteen is the a beautiful and responsive WordPress theme official released by Automattic. But some bloggers don’t like its left alignment as that makes the website stick to the left leaving some spcae on the right side on big screens, whereas on small screens it is left unnoticed.
Likewise Fourteen Extended plugin (which was designed to tweak Twenty Fourteen theme) is missing from WordPress plugin repository (but is still available here). But the plugin is quite old so in this lesson we are sharing another easy way to center align the whole Twenty Fourteen theme on your website including its header, sidebars, content, footer etc.
How To Center Align Twenty Fourteen Theme?
All you have to do is add the following CSS on your admin area dashboard Appearance -> Additional CSS page.
Alternatively, you may do this with Simple Custom CSS plugin. Simply navigate to Plugins -> Add New page to find and install Simple Custom CSS plugin.
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