Testing a WordPress theme without interrupting the running blog

You might have noticed: I updated my WordPress theme today. Once I had the new images finished my question was: how to test the results of my changes to the style.css and the header.php without interrupting the running blog?

The answer is a WordPress plugin called Theme Test Drive. Once installed it allows you to select a theme from your themes folder that is displayed only logged in administrators of the blog. Voilà, problem solved: just copy a template version with the changes made into the WordPress theme folder and enable it in Theme Test Drive.

By using this, you didn’t see all the errors I made and had to correct. Very practical…

3 Responses to “Testing a WordPress theme without interrupting the running blog”

  1. Thank you for sharing this I have to have it!

  2. Beau says:

    Just what I needed!
    Thanks :)

  3. Mark says:

    thanks for sharing this test drive with us .. came in handy

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