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Changing WordPress Theme via phpmyadmin

Last modified: October 8, 2022
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How To Change WordPress Theme with phpmyadmin

1. Go into the cPanel, look for the Databases section and click the phpmyadmin link.

phpmyadmin link in cPanel Databases section

2. Select your WordPress database. (If you aren’t sure which database to select, check your wp-config.php file in the root location of your WordPress installation)

Select wordpress database

3. Expand the database and select the ‘wp_options’ table. (if you have another table prefix ‘tableprefix_options’)

4. Select page 2 from the tables header.

Page selection in tables header

5. Now you’ll need to click ‘Edit‘ to make change on the ‘template’ and ‘stylesheet’ rows.

Changes on template and stylesheet row

6. Insert in the name of the template you wish to assigned to the WordPress and press “Go” when you are done as per below.

Insert template name to assign to WordPress

7. Repeat the same step 6 for the other row and that’s all. You’ve completed the changes. May clear cached and brows your WordPress site now to check on it. 

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