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    Managed Wordpress sites and Third-Party Themes

    Hi - I am doing some info gathering on what is possible with the many tiers of Wordpress hosting. I am interested in using a third=party theme thru Wordpress on a GoDaddy hosting plan. Do I have to go thru the managed levels of services? If I do, will regular backups still occur if I am using a third-party theme? 

     

    Alternatively, can I plug the WordPress platform into my hosted site via cPanel? What are the things to consider for these scenarios? 

     

    Thank you, 

    Kristen

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    Super User II

    Hey, Kristin:

     

    => You are not limited theme-wise.  You can install any WordPress theme you want.  Appearance > Themes > Add New.  Then click Upload Theme.

     

    => Backups have nothing to do with what theme you are using.  I take control of my own backups by installing WP-DBManager and schedule it to do automatic backups once a week.  I then also have the ability to do backups on demand before doing any updating.

     

    => You can load up WordPress in cPanel.  Here's a link to a step-by-step.

     

    HTH! Smiley Wink

     

     

    Judith
    "No pressure, no diamonds." Thomas Carlyle

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    Super User II

    Hey, Kristin:

     

    => You are not limited theme-wise.  You can install any WordPress theme you want.  Appearance > Themes > Add New.  Then click Upload Theme.

     

    => Backups have nothing to do with what theme you are using.  I take control of my own backups by installing WP-DBManager and schedule it to do automatic backups once a week.  I then also have the ability to do backups on demand before doing any updating.

     

    => You can load up WordPress in cPanel.  Here's a link to a step-by-step.

     

    HTH! Smiley Wink

     

     

    Judith
    "No pressure, no diamonds." Thomas Carlyle

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    I am building a WordPress site. Was looking at managed WordPress instead of hosting. As per GoDaddy, managed WordPress is defined as below,

     

    Managed WordPress

    The easiest way to create a WordPress site. Includes premium themes with expertly designed pages. Easily customize your site with a drag and drop page builder. We’ll manage the setup, nightly backups, and software updates so you don’t have to.

     

    Want to know if I use the managed WordPress, do I have the flexibility to use the themes I want or have to rely on themes available at GoDaddy?

     

     

     

    Former Employee

    Hi @pragod.  Yes, you can use any WordPress theme you want.

     

    Thanks,

    Gabe

     

    Gabriel A. Mays
    Head of WordPress, GoDaddy