Copying Wordpress Theme

Posted on 2014-08-17
Last Modified: 2014-08-18
Hi, i have a theme set up on one of my sites. I've made several changes to the theme over the last few weeks, mainly css changes.

I'd like to use the exact same theme on another site that i am setting up.

This might sound like a very silly question, but can i just copy (download) the theme from my first website /themes/ directory and upload it to my new second site, and then just activate it.

Should this work?

Thanks in advance for your help
Question by:oo7ml
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes, you should be able to do that, copy the theme-folder completely and upload it to the themes folder on your other host/website.

    Author Closing Comment

    thank you
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    Expert Comment

    by:Jason C. Levine
    It will mostly work.  The CSS will be preserved as will the HTML but any customizations added through WordPress itself (e.g. Header image, backgrounds, widgets) will not transfer.

    Author Comment

    Thanks Jason.

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