Is this possible with WP?...

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So, on one domain I have theme "A"

Now I publish a new page -- let's say it's a page I want to set up for a client as a sample.

Is it possible to install Theme "B" onto this new PAGE (only)?

-- TW
  • Profile picture of the author FarNext
    Originally Posted by TimothyW View Post

    So, on one domain I have theme "A"

    Now I publish a new page -- let's say it's a page I want to set up for a client as a sample.

    Is it possible to install Theme "B" onto this new PAGE (only)?

    -- TW
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    No, it's not possible.

    You can have only one theme activated at one installation of Wordpress (and it will be applied to all pages and posts)
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    Thanks. Yeah I figured it out. I was stupidly confusing creating a new page with creating a addon domain, which I CAN install a different theme on.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnlagoudakis
    Yes, you can install a new theme for an addon domain.

    The rule is only one theme per installation of Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Yes, a subdomain is the easiest choice.

    You could possibly create a new css class for the one page and do it that way...I'm just getting into that level of programming so it may not work that way. You probably won't be able to wholesale change the entire look and feel of the page from the rest of the site, but you can change the formatting.
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMan
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      Yes, a subdomain is the easiest choice.

      You could possibly create a new css class for the one page and do it that way...I'm just getting into that level of programming so it may not work that way. You probably won't be able to wholesale change the entire look and feel of the page from the rest of the site, but you can change the formatting.
      Yeah!

      Another much simpler work around for this is installing WordPress in a sub-directory on that domain and install a completely different theme in there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Francis Revilla
        Definitely Yes,
        In fact you can use Wordpress multisite which allows you to build a portal for your clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Some bad advice here.

    Sure you can have multiple themes. There are plugins for it. Like this:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/jonradio-multiple-themes/

    Another option is to use templates. You could make different templates and choose them per page or post.
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  • Profile picture of the author owlhost
    Or you can try WordPress Multisite?

    A WordPress multisite network allows you to run and manage multiple WordPress sites from a single WP Installation.

    Pros:
    As the network admin, you can easily administer multiple sites from a single dashboard. Also when updating plugins you do it once for all installations


    Cons:
    All the sites on the network share the same resources, so when your site is down, all sites on your network are down.

    It can not be tested on localhost (XAMPP).

    WPMU DEV is ultimate reference for this kind of WP installations.
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  • Profile picture of the author JaMoke
    I think the multisite or installing the theme in a new directory are your best options. Probably Multisite In my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author majick
    multiple themes for a page are entirely possible, but if it is just for a showing
    a client sample you probably can just use the Theme Test Drive plugin...

    Theme Test Drive | Prelovac.com

    and then send them a link to the page with and without
    ?theme=sample-theme-slug appended to show the difference.

    EDIT: seems to be currently offline, check here for link:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Wordpress/c..._drive_plugin/
    or an alternative (haven't tested this one):
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-theme-test/
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  • Profile picture of the author nbatioco
    You need to turn on Multisite for your wordpress website.

    Or else, you really need to install it under a sub-domain or a new folder in your root website.

    Those are the only available options.
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    • Profile picture of the author majick
      Originally Posted by nbatioco View Post

      Those are the only available options.
      And you need to read all the other options provided. Or not.

      Those are the only available options, lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
        Originally Posted by majick View Post

        And you need to read all the other options provided. Or not.

        Those are the only available options, lol
        I was going saying something last night, but held my fingers. Sadly it's coming from a web designer/developer. Doesn't exactly build confidence in their abilities.

        Seems people do not realize, those kinds of posts do NOT inspire people to make contact and want to do business with the poster. Wasting their time posting.

        Course it's like what was posted in the main forum recently, that many people do not even bother to read the replies and actually try to be a part of the community. Just clogging up the system with junk.

        This sub forum use to be a tight ship, maybe a little to tight at times, but I miss that. Did not have all the junk and unless replies that have been wasting thread space lately.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by TimothyW View Post

    So, on one domain I have theme "A"

    Now I publish a new page -- let's say it's a page I want to set up for a client as a sample.

    Is it possible to install Theme "B" onto this new PAGE (only)?

    -- TW
    You're over complicating something very simple.

    Just upload the page as .html on your host directory (FileZilla) & send the client a URL.

    Done.
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