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How Can I Add a New Theme Without Affecting My Live Website

Find out how you can add a new theme to your site, without it affecting the live version.

Iulia Dezmirean avatar
Written by Iulia Dezmirean
Updated over a week ago

Whenever you want to install a new Thrive Theme Builder theme, you don't have to worry about it affecting the live website in any way. This is because, after uploading a new theme, you first have to activate it, in order for it to be applied to your live site.

If you need guidance with installing and activating a Thrive Theme Builder theme, make sure to check out this article, which provides all the steps and details for that.

We also have an article that explains all the steps to be taken when you want to import a new theme, and you can find it here.

After you import the theme, whether you choose to load one from the Thrive Cloud, or to import one from your computer, the theme will appear in the list of themes, but it will not be active.

You can find the theme by accessing the "Themes" section of your navigation bar:

This will open the theme library and you will be able to view your newly imported theme:

Then, in order for your website to actually have this theme applied to it, you will have to activate it:

Only then, after you activate the theme, it will be live on your site. In conclusion, when you add a new theme, it will not affect your live website. In order for the theme to be applied to your site, you will have to activate the theme first.

If you need more information about Thrive Theme Builder, you can take a look at the articles and tutorials from our knowledge base.

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