[wp-hackers] site sections, distinct theme per section

Lynne Pope lynne.pope at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 08:30:35 UTC 2011

It's possible to do this by using conditionals in the header.php to serve
different css and JavaScript files to different categories. This only works
if the underlying HTML structure is the same for each of your sections and
you are happy to have each section set up as a category. The only other way
to do this is by using a multisite install and setting each section up as
its own instance within subdomains.


On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 5:29 PM, John Black <immanence7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've searched for an answer and didn't find anything. Not even a premium
> plugin exists, to my knowledge.
> Is there any way to do the following:
> Have multiple sections within a single WordPress installation (or domain)
> that each call up a distinct theme?
> For example: Maybe I'd like to use one theme for the opening pages; use a
> second theme for a dedicated e-store; a third theme for a dedicated video
> store; or another theme for a ticket / help section.
> These are just examples.
> I know that much can be done with single post templates, but this is not
> what I'm talking about. I'd really like to be able to use more than one
> theme on my domain.
> (p.s., I know subdomains would be a way, possibly, of doing this. But it
> seems an awful hassle, to have several installations running, several
> databases, etc, and I'm sure there would be issues later, not least,
> perhaps, with SEO).

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