I have tried to change theme in December but when change my theme I got 706 not found link and traffic down 50% only 10-12 hours. immediately I switch to my older theme . And all become normal . My traffic come back. But free theme have not lot of function and I want to use premium theme . I want to switch ionmag free version to generate press premium theme. Please suggest me to switch theme without getting any error and affecting search ranking.
Thanks in advance
- Create a staging site.
- Run broken link checker on old theme
- Install new theme
- Run broken link checker.
- If all is well, then make the staging site as main site.
In kinsta this is 1 click but i do not know about other hosts how to do it. i think in cloudways, you can create a clone and then point DNS in clone.
But anytime before shifting a theme or doing major work, ensure u check it in staging.
I’m using vultr server