Preview a Different WordPress Theme
As you’re maybe already aware, I’ve changed the design of this site. At first I had the new theme running locally using Xampp which is installed on my computer. That was fine for rearranging everything and getting it to look right, however I didn’t fancy putting my entire blog database into my local install, plus the import of even just a few entries kept erroring (I don’t know why).
So whilst I had set everything up as best as possible, I still needed to see the site in its live state, to check everything looked right with all the plugins working. Of course I had to do this without disrupting the live site. However, a quick search later and I came across a WordPress plugin Admin Theme Preview. This is a simple plugin that allows you, as the admin, to select which theme to see. This meant I could view the new theme in its live state, and fix the little niggles that didn’t show up on my localhost, of which there were a few!
Great plugin when you come to redesign 🙂