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Preview Theme WordPress Plugin

Here it is folks, a hacked version of themey‘s hacked version of Ryan Boren‘s original Preview Theme plugin.

Original Plugin Description

The Preview Theme Plugin allows you to take a quick peek at a theme without having to switch to it via the Presentation manager. By default, if you are logged in as a level 8 or above user, you can specify “preview_theme=Theme Name” in the URI query string to preview any installed theme. Regular blog readers will not be affected by this setting. They will still see the theme selected in Options->Presentation or the Theme Switcher plugin.

themey’s Changes to the Plugin

I have modified this slightly to return an unregistered user to the login/register page of the site.

My Addition to the Plugin

I modified Themey’s version to include a page in the “Presentation” tab to be able to easily click and preview themes in a different window.

Tested with WordPress 2.2.1

Download: Preview Theme WordPress Plugin (Version 0.9.2)

Instructions:
– Unzip the file and upload the preview_theme.php into your wp-plugins directory.
– Activate the plugin.
– Click on the “Presentation” tab.
– Click on the “Preview Themes” sub menu at the top.
– Click the theme links on the page to preview them.

17 Responses to “Preview Theme WordPress Plugin”

  1. princess |

    umm i dnt know wat that is hehehe but HI!

  2. N. |

    Hi back at ya ;)

    If you have you own personal blog (not on WordPress.com) then you can add plugins (little programs that add more functionality to the way your blog works). This particular plugin can allow you, as a blog owner, to preview new themes that you have uploaded to your WordPress theme directory without having to change it directly. ;) Works like magic!

  3. Navy Girl |

    YAAAAAAAAAY I sooo wana change my theme .. i dont like the colors or anything .. i feel like playing around ooo changing some stuff .. i guess that site will do me good !! thanksssssssssssss ! ;*

  4. N. |

    Your welcome :)

  5. Joel |

    well, I guess I’ll have to shift to wordpress(**winks**) :)

  6. N. |

    Of course you do! :) I switched a long time ago, and I’m never looking back!

  7. Marzouq |

    Tend to do the previewing on a testing side so that I can mess around with it without any consequences! lol!

  8. N. |

    The great thing is that you can do this now with your own site and not have to worry about there being any consequences. Think of it a blog changing room! lol!

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  11. sa?l?k |

    nice.
    thanks broo :D

  12. Au Pair |

    very nice web site. My English is not so good, so I do not understandt it well, but it seems very good. Thanks

  13. Navy Girl |

    olaaaa whats this ? old post :P

  14. Plugins for Wordpress i use Matt Varone |

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  15. lsi |

    is it availible in German?

  16. Terabyte |

    First i used original “preview themes” by Ryan, guest what ! nothing hapend on my site, plugin not work. not show on plugin list.

    After i used your plugin, see..great work. Its cool !!! Thanks man…!!

  17. Alexwebmaster |

    Hello webmaster
    I would like to share with you a link to your site
    write me here preonrelt@mail.ru

Reserved, going to add something here later.