Renaming a theme and its folder

Considerations

Sometimes you are going to want to rename a Theme. Maybe you’re utilising a free theme to base your development work on. Perhaps you’ve just done a huge rewrite on an existing theme. Or even you just think your theme needs a new name. If you want to modify your theme you may as well do a thorough job, as there are some annoyances that’ll show if you don’t. Below I’ve included the considerations you’ll need to account for:

  • WordPress Admin – Appearance -> Themes
    • The theme selector – all of the theme information will be displayed here. You’ll also receive update notifications for themes here.
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