Upgrading to a new StudioPress theme + Genesis inside a website folder only?

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    Diversified Woman
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    I am not entirely new to StudioPress however it’s been awhile and I need to revamp a blog that is located in a subfolder as part of my current website. For example http://www.website.com/website-blog 

    So if I install a NEW theme from my WP dashboard area ONLY (by “uploading” two zip file ~ which in this instance will consist of a StudioPress child theme  + the Genesis framework it needs to function), will it indeed just place those files inside the  http://www.website.com/website-blog  FOLDER correct?…. with no chance of it affecting anything else “outside” of the folder period? I won’t be unzipping and FTPing these files to the server,  just uploading the 2 zip files from my WP dashboard. Is this a safer bet anyhow?  
    Secondly, right now I’m currently using a free generic blog theme that is nearly 6 years old, so before I upload the “new theme” should I disable the present “old theme” and instead set it temporarily to the generic WP theme that normally comes with WP or just proceed with the Genesis +StudioPress theme update without having to do that first? Not sure it would make any difference obviously. I do have the latest version 3.5 of WP currently installed.
    When you upgrade to a new theme though, how does that usually affect the previous posts, items in the sidebar, navigation links, header image, title, categories set and pages which were there before? Should I also disable all plugins?  

    Thanks for your help.

    #13823

    SoZo
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    Upload both Genesis and the child theme as you would any other theme and then activate the child theme. Themes do not effect your DB but they do have different sidebars so you will most likely need to rearrange your widgets.


    John “Nicolas Flamel” Wright | SoZo’s design| John Wright Photography

    #13845

    Diversified Woman
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    Thank you for the reply. Is it possible for you or anyone else to address the other concerns/ issues I presented before proceeding?

    #14222

    Diversified Woman
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    Should I also disable all plugins first before proceeding with the theme upgrade + Genesis?  My current WP blog is not using Genesis by the way.

    #14232

    SoZo
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    Sure


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