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    editing theme in localhost

    I'm using my local host ( xampp ) and not sure what I've done wrong but I want to start from scrtach. So I deactivated the theme and deleted and re-uploaded it but upon doing so it is still the same so what do I do to start from scratch?

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    When you say "uploaded" ... do you mean you just deleted the local files and replaced those files with the original ones? (There's no uploading when you are working locally.)

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    It was all done in the wp-admin section. I went to appearance>themes, activated another theme so that I could delete the theme, then went to appearance>themes, clicked the install theme tab then the upload link under that and uploaded the theme zip file from my folder.

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    uploaded the theme zip file from my folder.
    I'm pretty sure if you used the ACP link instead of copy/paste into the theme folder, the zip file is from the WordPress "extend" repository and not your modified file(s).

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    oh, not sure what you mean there but do you mean I need to go to my files on my c files and delete the theme there and re upload it via the wp-admin?

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    The way I do themes for localhost is:
    go to the extend repository in my browser and download to my download folder
    unzip and copy the theme's folders/files to my localhost theme folder
    start localhost server
    use browser to go to localhost and log in
    activate the theme

    If I need to tweak it, I work on the files in the localhost theme's folder keeping the original download for backup so I don't need to download it again.

    I almost exclusively do edits in notepad++ not the ACP edit panel. I imagine it works OK, but I'm more comfortable working in notepad++

    And I almost exclusively work with files through my browser and FTP not the WordPress auto install/update feature. I guess it does work OK, just that I'm old fashioned or something.

    WordPress has a lot of features that are great for non-techy types, but I know how to do things "the hard way" and don't mind doing things in ways that others might think take more effort than needed.


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