jonradio Multiple Themes

Select different Themes for one or more, or all WordPress Pages, Posts or other non-Admin pages. Or Site Home.

Version 5 was a major rewrite that now supports nearly all plugins and themes, including BuddyPress. In the unlikely situation that such a massive change introduces unforeseen issues for your site, it is possible to downgrade to Version 4.12 until the issue is resolved.

Settings provide many different ways to Select which Theme should appear where on your WordPress web site:

  • Just for Site Home
  • By URL (Version 5 adds support for Query keyword=value as part of a unique URL);
  • By Prefix URL, matching all URLs that begin with the same characters (“Prefix URL”);
  • By Wildcard Prefix URL with one or more Asterisks (“*”) representing arbritrary subdirectories in the URL;
  • By Query Keyword found in any URL, not matter what the Value;
  • By Query keyword=value found in any URL;
  • By Sticky Query keyword=value that sets the Theme for a given Visitor until an Override Query keyword=value is found in a future URL (Advanced Setting requiring the Visitor’s browser to accept Cookies; incompatible with certain plugins that block Cookies);
  • Everywhere (Advanced Setting that overrides the WordPress Active Theme);
  • All Pages (Advanced Setting that works with most, but not all, Themes and Plugins);
  • All Posts (Advanced Setting that works with most, but not all, Themes and Plugins).

None of the Themes in the WordPress Theme Directory alter the appearance of the WordPress Admin panels. As a result, this plugin does not allow Theme Selection entries to specify URLs for WordPress Admin panels.

Use with Paid Themes: On-going full scale testing of Themes by this plugin’s author is only possible if the Theme is found in the WordPress Theme Directory. Although (Version 5 of) this plugin should now work with all Themes, any problems encountered while using Paid Themes will be difficult to diagnose. As described in the FAQ tab, a WordPress Network (Multisite) is an alternative to this plugin, as a way to create a single web site with more than one Theme.

A similar situation exists with Paid Plugins.

Use with Plugins that Cache: You may find that you have to flush the Cache whenever you change Settings in the jonradio Multiple Themes plugin. Some Caching plugins only cache for visitors who are not logged in as users, so be sure to log out before testing the results of your jonradio Multiple Themes settings.

Changing Theme Options (Widgets, Sidebars, Menus, Templates, Background, Header, etc.)?: After installing and activating the plugin, see the plugin’s Settings page and click on the Theme Options tab for important information on changing Options for Themes other than the Active Theme.

How it Works: The plugin does not change the Active Theme defined to WordPress in the Appearances-Themes Admin panel. Instead, it dynamically (and selectively) overrides that setting. Which means that simply deactivating (or deleting) this plugin will restore the way that Themes were displayed prior to installing this plugin. However, in some situations, it is possible to inadvertently alter Theme Options for the Active Theme when using either of the Methods described on the plugin’s Setting page Theme Options tab.

For more details, click here to see the WordPress Plugin Directory entry for this plugin, especially the FAQ and Installation tabs.

For Support, the WordPress Plugin Directory also has a Support Forum for this plugin, where you can review previously-asked questions and submit your own. Or, you can contact jonradio directly by clicking here and filling in the Contact Form.

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