- This topic has 5 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 7 years, 1 month ago by .
- The forum ‘Design Tips and Tricks’ is closed to new topics and replies.
These forums are for general discussion on WordPress and Genesis. Official support for StudioPress themes is offered exclusively at My StudioPress. Responses in this forum are not guaranteed. Please note that this forum will require a new username, separate from the one used for My.StudioPress.
I've always been able to easily customise the name of a child theme folder and build my site no problem.
My problem is that I cannot seem to change the child theme folder name without breaking the widget configurations.
Naturally, I always deactivate the current theme in order to change the name of the child theme folder but when I reactivate the theme the widgets from the homepage, sidebar etc are gone.
Is there a way to change the name of the child theme folder without having to deactivate the theme and lose all my widgets?
These widgets often contain a lot of information including HTML.
Such does happen when changing theme name or themes. Try using widget importer exporter plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-importer-exporter/
Is there no other way to prevent this problem? I'll check out the plugin though. Thanks for the response Davinder.
When you change themes, the current widgets move to the "inactive widgets" area in your dashboard. You DON'T lose any of the settings within those widgets; you just need to move them back into the appropriate widget areas on your new theme.
Thanks for the tip Susan! So will the plugin that Davinder recommended put the widgets back into the right locations?
Yes - it will add widgets where they belong, but in my experience, that only works when moving from one site to another with the same theme. (I may be wrong...)
© 2022 WPEngine, Inc.