How to set the default theme in WPMU?

By default, WordPress-MU is set to have the Kubrick theme for all new blogs created. If you would like to change this option you have two ways to do that.

The first  involves a small change to the core files of your WPMU installation. Open the wp-admin/upgrade-schema.php file, scroll down to line 293 (on version 1.2.4):

add_option('template', 'default');
add_option('stylesheet', 'default');

Change the name ‘default‘ to the new theme you want it to be.

The second option is the more friendly since it does not involves any changes to the core files. Simply delete, or rename, the default theme and change the name of the theme you want to be the default one to ‘default‘ – that’s it 🙂

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