I finally got around to putting up my own blog. I installed the latest WP version, but I want to change the current default theme.
I searched thru google, found Alex Kingâ€™s site, and saw a few which I believe will look good in my site. After downloading my choices and uploading them to my wp directory, I went inside my wp admin and saw I couldnâ€™t activate them as themes.
Looking back in AKâ€™s site, it turns out the ones I got are actually CSS styles, like lindkvist-desk. I compared that and a couple of other themes I also found, and saw that LD style lacked other files like header, footer, etc.
I searched thru this support site for similar issues, specifically how to change the Alex King competition style to a theme. Although I found some clues, I still canâ€™t seem to get the desired effect.
Because the lindkvist-desk only has the style.css and some gifs, I decided to copy the files from the default folder into a â€œtestâ€? folder, delete the defaultâ€™s style.css and pics, and upload LKâ€™s files into the test folder.
I went to http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/upgrade/upgrade_en.html and http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrade_1.2_to_1.5 and tried to follow their instructions. But I canâ€™t seem to find the specific codes it said that needed to be changed, and my â€œtinkeringâ€? has made it actually worse. (Iâ€™ll admit Iâ€™m not that very learned in coding, but I can analyze and get byâ€¦)
My blog is davezan.com. If possible, I want my blog to look like this: http://www.alexking.org/software/wordpress/styles/sample.php?wpstyle=lindkvist-desk.
This is also the first time Iâ€™m posting here, so I hope youâ€™ll treat me with kid gloves! :) Just kidding, just give it straight to me.
Anyway, thanks! And keep posting so people like me can learn how to maximize wp!
Great blog software, too. Itâ€™s awesomeâ€¦