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How to use different Themes for WordPress posts or pages

How to use different Themes for WordPress posts or pages

You might think that why can’t my blog be a mixture of many themes wherein i can use different themes for different pages or posts of my blog?? .

Well , you are thinking wright πŸ™‚ :), because recently a plugin by name Themeperpost has been developed, whichΒ  gives you an option of using different themes in different posts or pages of your blog. It uses Custom Field option from which you can yourself assign a theme for different posts and pages.

Why this plugin :

A many of readers will ask (including you πŸ˜‰ ) will ask this question “Why this plugin “. This is my answer –

  • “If you want to be simple then be , but if you want to be creative then do some creative “, isn’t this a creative plugin wherein you can have your own customized theme for different pages or posts?? [Answer this by commenting :announce: ] .
  • If you have a multiauthor blog like ShoutMeLoud , then several authors would like to see their posts in their own customized colors , no problem you can do this using Themeperpost WordPress Plugin πŸ™‚ .
  • “Ten mugs of water is one bucket of water” , similarly ten colorful mugs of water is an attractive and wonderful bucket of water πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ [Think Positively :yes: ]

How to use it :

  1. Firstly upload the new wordpress theme which you want to use for posts or pages. If the theme is already uploaded then note down its name properly , as we will be using it later.
  2. Now go to the post or page in edit mode and add a custom new field by name “themeperpost” and in the place of value add the Theme name which you had uploaded newly or noted it πŸ˜‰ Custom Field Option
  3. Here you are , now you can see that particular post or page using the theme which you have entered in the custom field’s value section πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Demo & Download

Demo1->Demo2->Demo3 : These links are of the same blog but they are using different themes.

Download Themeperpost WordPress Plugin.

What do you think , what more can be included in this plugin??? . Be frank , as your comment will be taken into comsideration to update this plugin with some more customizations πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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78 thoughts on “How to use different Themes for WordPress posts or pages”

  1. Bangaloreloka says:

    Wow.. This is an kickass plugin! NEVER ever heard about it.. pretty awesome way to give unique feel to your website pages or posts. Will try this out once I have more and more network of sites under the same domain πŸ™‚ NICE write up..

    BTW I am unable to click on the smiley… hope you can fix that πŸ˜‰
    .-= BangalorelokaΒ΄s last blog ..Hottest Female Pics 2010. Yes, Hottest Hollywood Female is Sandra Bullock =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      I am glad that you liked this plugin πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Let me know when you are using this plugin πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

      Oh let me try to fix the smilies , thanks for the notification πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      1. Nhoel says:

        Bless the one who made this, ill try out immediately.

        thanks for informing us.

        1. Sunil Jain says:

          Welcome to Tech18 Nhoel πŸ˜‰
          Ya you are wright , bless the one who made this plugin πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Sire says:

    I suppose it could work if you wanted to use a particular theme to highlight a point. It may confuse some people though as they may think they've accidentally gone to another blog. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for joining CoolBlogLinks. Don't forget to add the code to your blog as it's required for continued membership.
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..Beware Scraped Comments And Fake Trackbacks =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Hmmm it can confuse , so its better you use same color theme but little bit modified for various posts of different topics πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Ya let me add the code to my blog πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Michelle Mangen says:

    OMGosh this is awesome!

    Question for you though – how do you know the name of the Theme to enter into the box? For example if the Theme name has spaces in the name e.g. "Squeeze Theme" do I enter that into the custom field box with the space? I only see "carpet" in the above example, hence my question on names with multiple words.

    And do you activate the theme or just have it as a theme option on your dashboard?
    .-= Michelle Mangen´s last blog ..WordPress Plugin Review: Section Widget =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Firstly welcome to Tech18 Michelle πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      let me answer your questions
      1.Ans: The theme name is the name that comes in the theme options , it can include spaces and versions also
      For Eg : If the Theme name is "WP Premium 2.0"
      then you must enter it as "WP Premium 2.0" only in the custom field [Without quotes πŸ˜‰ ]

      2.Ans NO need to activate the theme , just upload it completely so that it appears in the theme options and meanwhile check once whether its working by previewing the theme πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      1. Michelle Mangen says:

        Thanks so much for the reply. I look forward to trying this out!
        .-= Michelle Mangen´s last blog ..2010 Goals for Your Virtual Assistant =-.

        1. Sunil Jain says:

          It's my pleasure Michelle πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
          Stay in touch πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Uttoran Sen says:

    wow, this is cool, never thought about something like this. Perhaps its a good idea, i got quite a few themes actually and would love to use them all in different posts if possible. Looking foreword to give this thing a try πŸ™‚

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Oh that’s great Uttoran πŸ™‚
      You can use it on your blog also for guest posts depending on their color taste πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. shivaraj says:

    Nice post Shoutmeloud is a very informative blog,
    thanks for update .
    .-= shivarajΒ΄s last blog ..Indian celebrities Blogs and Twitter Accounts. =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Ya dude SML is too good because it totally concentrates on Technology and it’s trends πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. blinkky says:

    It could be interesting…But I'm prefer static theme for my blog… =)

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Oh is it so , but also just give a try to get to know this creative feature πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. Hesham @ FamousBlogg says:

    It seem to be a very nice plugin, I would like to use it on one of my blogs when I have a chance, thanks a lot for the good tips!
    .-= Hesham @ FamousBloggers´s last blog ..Join The First Making Money Online Social Network and Bookmarks website =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Thanks Hesham πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      I would like to see this plugin working smoothly on your blog very soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. Mars says:

    great plugin, let me try it

  9. Rajesh Kanuri @ Tech says:

    Wow.. This is an awesome plugin! I never ever heard about this before.. but i think this suits well for personal blogs and web designing blogs as it provides a way to show up their creativity…
    .-= Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats´s last blog ..Best WordPress Plugins To Maximize Your Adsense Earnings =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Yes you are wright πŸ™‚ , creativity of the blog can be shown using this plugin very well in your blog πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      This will work more efficiently for multiauthor blogs, what do you think about this?? πŸ™‚

      Will you use this plugin on your blog?? πŸ™‚

  10. chester says:

    WP is awesome. I’m on Drupal and wished that I was on WP cuz of the features.
    .-= chesterΒ΄s last blog ..NOW Foods – Award-Winning Supplements at Value Prices =-.

  11. Arafat Hossain Piyad says:

    Very creative one. However, I still love to be simple but many blogger out there will love this. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Get Windows 7 GodMode Right On Your Desktop =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Hello Arafat πŸ™‚
      Simplicity is the best policy [so as mine ;)] , but this will help out the mutliauthor blogs and also shopping sites using wordpress , what say?? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  12. Deepu Balan says:

    Its a wonderful plugin… Really useful. Thanks for sharing the info.


    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Thanks Deepu πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Stay in touch πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Its good to see a designer , i hope you can help me in creating a new logo for my blog?? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. Bharani M says:

    Awesome plugin!! I’m going to try it out(yes, I am finally switching over to wordpress).

    Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Bharani MΒ΄s last blog ..26 Creative and Beautiful Drop Caps By Jessica Hische =-.

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  19. Essays says:

    You always come up with something new related to word press themes. I saw your previous post which has so many downloadable themes. This post is amazing too.

  20. Devang Vibhakar @ Sp says:

    Wow! that's totally something new to know for the day. This is quite amazing, Sunil.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Thanks Devang for commenting πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Let me know if you need any help ??? πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  21. Rohit Sane says:

    I thank the creator of this plugin from the core of my heart. I am trying it right at this moment, on my Blog network. Cool plugin man! And thanks sunil for letting us know about it.
    .-= Rohit SaneΒ΄s last blog ..Cool and Funky T-Shirts with Quotes for Girls and Boys =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Thanks Rohit πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Let me also know where you have used in your blog?? πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  22. JR @ Internet Market says:

    This is an interesting concept, these plug developers are getting more and more creative everyday. Thank you for the heads up!

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Welcome to Gupshup Blog JR πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Do you think any more things can be added in this plugin ?? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  23. Essays says:

    There are new plugin coming day by day. it is difficult to choose among them, but as they are all free, we can try them for free.

  24. Deepika says:

    This very interesting friend…I like to try this plugin

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Ya Deepika πŸ™‚
      You must try this plugin and also this will give you an option of giving a variant look for your guest posts ??
      What do you think ?? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  25. chevrolet air condit says:

    I am looking forward to read your next great article… Nice article, thanks.really you give some awesome here.really really awesome.I am impressed with the content of the article. I have been trying this method and I have seen some real improvements. This method is very useful.

  26. Donanim Haberi says:

    I recently purchased this from Sire and am super flippen excited to dive into it. I not only bought the full version right off the bat, but without even using it saw the potential and went right for the developer license! πŸ™‚

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Hello Donanim πŸ™‚
      Welcome to Tech18 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      I didn't get you :(, could you please tell me properly ?? πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  27. TechChunks says:

    Not too sure that I would need this plugin ever, but this is an interesting plugin and can give your regular visitors a chance to behold change and variety!
    .-= TechChunks´s last blog ..The Top 10 Torrent Sites of 2010 =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Welcome to Gupshup Blog Debasis πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      You can use separate theme for your contact page or about page if you want ?? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  28. S.Pradeep Kumar says:

    This is really really useful to me mate. I was trying to implement a new design for a particular page. Gonna try this plugin. Thanks for sharing mate. πŸ™‚
    .-= S.Pradeep Kumar´s last blog ..HellBound Bloggers Now Featured On =-.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Thanks for commenting Pradeep πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      and Congratulations for getting featured in Alltop πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  29. Jadeslair says:

    I am trying to get some people to co-author on one of my blogs and this will help get them on board. It also makes the site a little more interesting by giving it some variation. Or like you were talking about doing a seperate theme on the contact page, so what about doing one with a phone or email symbol, anyways good plugin for wordpress.
    .-= Jadeslair´s last blog ..Mag Shadow War Timeline =-.

  30. IRoy says:

    Thanks a Lot Sunil! A one day hardwork with no outcome until at late night visited this page and Eureka, you did it!

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      I am glad that you liked this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Let me know if you need any help πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  31. Jacob says:

    @Sunil, God Bless U… I agree with IRoy it was a similar situation and you were like God sent.

    I have another situation, if you are able to help.

    1st Page -> Title section & Content section
    2nd Page -> Title section & Content section

    3rd page -> Title Page 1 + Title Page 2 + Content page 1 + Content page 2

    Thanks in advance

    1. Jacob says:

      Sorry Jain. This is resolved. Its working. Thanks. Appreciate your help with the earlier post.

      Thanks again

  32. Jacob says:

    Hi Sunil,

    Regarding the ThemePerPost the header, sidebar and footer theme is not changing. Only the main page is changing. I have used the below steps to use an existing theme:
    1)Replace call to get_header() with a call to themeperpost_get_header()
    2)Replace call to get_sidebar() with a call to themeperpost_get_sidebar()
    3)Replace call to get_footer() with a call to themeperpost_get_footer()

    Can you please assist me

    1. Jacob says:

      Sorry Jain. This is resolved. Its working. Thanks. Appreciate your help with the earlier post at 12:09pm (reg: displaying multiple pages on one page)
      Thanks again

      1. Sunil Jain says:

        Hi Jacob πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        Sorry for late reply as i was busy in my exams , so couldn't reply , I guess everything is fixed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        Btw how did you solve this , i would love to hear from you ??? πŸ™‚

        1. Jacob says:

          Hi sunil, it took time to refresh, therefore I thought it was not working, didn’t do anything extra. Appreciate your suggestions on the above post:

          1. Sunil Jain says:

            Oh πŸ™‚ , Let me also know your blog url ?? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ , very curious to know πŸ˜‰

  33. Jacob says:

    Hi Sunil, I would appreciate if you could let me know to give two page content to be posted as one page and most importantly it should be Row wise. The first content above and the next one below.

    Also, how will we identify or to be specific know on which page should all content be given too.

    1. Sunil Jain says:

      Well Jacob , its better you contact me via facebook or twitter , so that i can help you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Thanks for visiting back πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  34. techgopal says:

    ohh thanxx
    basically i hv to add another theme for my site's about me page …..
    i hope this plug in will help me…..

  35. Dennis Rivers says:

    For everyone using WordPress as a CMS, THEMEPERPOST is a FANTASTIC plugin. The most common challenge in building a web site with WordPress is that the opening page needs a large header but all subsequent pages need a smaller header. I use theme designer software (Artisteer), so now I can easily design and upload two related themes for a single site. Thanks for a great plugin!

    1. chris says:

      Hi Dennis/Sunil
      Ive installed the themeperpost plug in and Ive created an artisteer alternative to the twenty10 theme (just as a test) and the artisteer theme has been loaded into my theme directory for the wp site. When I switch to the page with the custom field entry calling the artisteer theme I get the artisteer theme showing but its very long way away from the artisteer theme I have actually designed- correct background but header has no content and there are error messages in the sidebars etc. What might I be doing wrong as I want to do exactly the same solution as you (multiple artisteer themes per site)? Its too good to miss this plug in – if only i could make it work for me
      Thanks and Rgds Chris

      1. Dennis Rivers says:

        Hi Chris,

        I imagine that you may be having version compatibility conflicts, because I too had an instance in which my alternate theme looked strange.

        Here is what I suggest to get your themeperpost working:

        1. Upgrade your WordPress to the latest version available.

        2. Go to the web site and download/install the very latest release. (They just released a new WP 3.0 version. Also, check in with Artisteer a least once a month to download and install the latest bug-fix release.)

        3. Call up your alternate theme in the new Artisteer and save it with a slightly different name. That will force it to be written in the latest format.

        4. Go to WordPress and install the renamed theme. (leave it installed but unactivated) Then go to your test page and enter the name of the updated theme in your themeperpost custom field.

        Please let me know if this works to solve the problem.

        All the best, Dennis

  36. Tam says:

    I can’t get this plugin to work. I have installed it. I want it work on the blog page so I have gone in a add the custom field with themeperpost as the name and the name of my new theme as the value but the theme is not changing. What am I doing wrong?

  37. Career Outlook says:

    Awesome post, I didn’t know that I could change the theme according to posts.

  38. olivier says:

    Thanks for the post.
    The original site is down, and I’ve been digging the web for hous before I could find a download on you site.

  39. salman says:

    its really awesome

  40. Dean Stone says:

    I can’t get it to work at all just keeps giving me the same page layout, done all what it says in the read me section but still nothing..think i will give up on that

  41. pozycjonowanie says:

    Where I can find this plugin? It look great! Please reupload this.

  42. mike says:

    does not work for wordpress version 3.0 and above…

  43. Rohit says:

    I wonder if this works for WordPress 3.1, I hope so it does it has some really cool features

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