Things to consider when changing template

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Whilst it is quick and easy to install and publish a new template as your DEFAULT template, there are a number of things to consider both BEFORE and AFTER you change template.

First things first.

Uninstall any old templates that are no longer being used.

Reason: not uninstalling old 3rd party extensions (including templates) will increase the risk of your website being compromised by hackers.

Things to do BEFORE changing Template

Perform a full backup of your website.

Reason: installing 3rd party extensions (including templates) may break your website.

Things to do AFTER changing Template

Avoid uninstalling the old template being replaced until you have checked the new one is performing as expected.

Here are some things to check after changing template.

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsiblity for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England and the UK.

We are experienced in making templates work with Joomla! CMS websites.

If you want to use a new template that you like, give us a call and we will advise how to proceed.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.