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Ivan Teoh

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Duplicate WordPress Theme

I want to customize WordPress, but I don't want to ruin WordPress default theme 1.6 by Michael Heilemann. What I can is duplicating the theme folder. My new theme name will be "Imized". I copy the whole folder default in wp-content/themes and paste to newly create folder named imized. That is not enough. I won't see "Imized" theme in Available Theme section. What did I miss? More one step, which is editing the comment inside style.css:

13-style.css (Source)

Theme Name: WordPress Default
Theme URI:
Description: The default WordPress theme based on the famous
<a href="">Kubrick</a>.
Version: 1.6
Author: Michael Heilemann
Author URI:

    Kubrick v1.5

    This theme was designed and built by Michael Heilemann,
    whose blog you will find at

    The CSS, XHTML and design is released under GPL:


The theme won't be display if the name is the same. After previewing my new theme "Imized" in Available Theme section, I click Activate Imized to activate my duplicate theme.



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