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Hi Tom,

Thanks for writing. I am happy to hear you say that one theme’s styling shouldn’t affect another’s, because that’s what I had always experienced before, until I used GeneratePress. But I am confident in saying that styling is going back and forth from GeneratePress to my other themes, so maybe if I describe more, it can be figured out.

I am not clear on the logic of how WordPress works, how things are styled in code and where. I have been suspecting that the GeneratePress puts the style code in some sort of general WordPress styling file since it has cross-generated between themes.

I was able to put my menus back into my other themes, so thank you for explaining that part. However, in one of the other themes, the menu items are showing fairly centered (they are in a right widget area within the header) and before I installed GeneratePress, the menu items were to the right of the header. Strangely, I know in Generate Press, the navigation by default is on the right of the screen, and I never touched that part when I played with all the design controls, so not sure what is happening here or how to fix.

Incidentally, all the add-ons I purchased from you are showing in my dashboard for this other theme. I don’t think they work with “other theme” activated, though. I tried to change the header color for the other theme, and it didn’t work. However, when I then switched back to GeneratePress, the color I tried to assign to the other theme’s header was showing up in GeneratePress, even though I didn’t have GeneratePress active when I used the Customizer!

This morning, to make sure I hadn’t been confused last night about which theme I had active when the above-described situation occurred, I did a test. I made sure I had the other theme active. Then I went to the Custom Controls and saw that all the GeneratePress controls were still present (again, something I have never experienced before–each theme has its own set up Custom controls and only those controls have ever appeared in that section before). I again tried to use the Color control to change header color of “other theme.” Did not work in preview nor when I saved and refreshed the site. I wouldn’t expect it to, either. However, when I previewed the GeneratePress theme again, as if I were considering changing themes, my site in GeneratePress had picked up the new color! I made sure to use a bright, stand-out red, so I wouldn’t be confused about having a color near what I had left off with when GeneratePress was active. It looked as if GeneratePress was going to have a bright red header, even though I had worked on the header color with a different theme active!

OK, and here is how “third theme” has been changed by my use of GeneratePress. The header was much narrower any other time I had “third theme” activated. Since reactivating it after using GeneratePress, that header has become much wider (I am talking header height here, not how wide it spreads across the screen), like in GeneratePress. Also, the styling of the title header is no longer correct in “third theme.” The title in “third theme” is wrapping to two lines and the font is different than where I left it. It’s not the font I used in GeneratePress, either, I’m guessing because the header title from GeneratePress wouldn’t fit correctly in “third theme.” However, I had put a ~ sign in place of a hyphen into the Site Title in Custom when I was actively working on my site in GeneratePress, because I liked a font I had found but felt the hyphen was too long in that font, and the ~ shows up in the title now in “third theme.”

I hope this explains what I am seeing well enough for you to explain to me what is going on and how to fix it.

I am hoping the problems I described are simple issues I don’t know about in WordPress like the menu/widget issue you explained. I am hoping that GeneratePress really isn’t adding styling to my other themes! But if it is, I am hoping there is a simple fix to that. Otherwise, the only thing I can think to do is to go through my webhost to park my domain somewhere and reinstall WordPress and start from scratch???

Thanks for your help!