[wp-hackers] changing a theme via wpdb class

William P. Davis will.davis at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 18:05:41 UTC 2012

You wouldn't want to do this on init - it will run those queries on every page load, which is massively inefficient. And you wouldn't use $wpdb's update wrapper to change the options table, you want the update_option function. 

If you want to change themes, I would recommend the switch_theme function: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/switch_theme

I'm not sure how you're triggering this, but you only want to do it once (such as on plugin activation)
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function change_theme_manually() {
        global $wpdb;
        $newtheme = 'twentyeleven';
                array('template'=> $newtheme),
                array('stylesheet'=> $newtheme),
                array('current_theme' => $newtheme)


can someone tell me what is wrong with this?

Doesn't seem to update the options

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