Use “Theme Test Drive” to test your new theme


If you are a administrator, and if you want to test your new theme. How to keep visitors still use the default one. Now you can use the WordPress plugin :

Theme Test Drive , it allows you to safely test drive any theme on your blog. It happens completely transparently and they will not even notice you run a different theme for yourself. Best part is you can even set the testing theme options (if it has them) in the Admin panel while you are testing the theme.Since version 2.0 Theme Test Drive features instant theme preview using a website thumbnail service.You can also preview any theme by adding “?theme=xxx” to your blog URL.

Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to set the theme you want to test drive.

The selected theme will be visible only to blog administrator. Other visitors of the site will always see the default theme.

Note: if you use WP-Cache plugin, you might need to disable it (or setup to exclude pages).

Download: Theme Test Drive