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Change Alex King CSS Style To Theme - How? (3 posts)

  1. davezan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi everyone!

    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 King’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 couldn’t activate them as themes.

    Looking back in AK’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 can’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 “test� folder, delete the default’s style.css and pics, and upload LK’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 can’t seem to find the specific codes it said that needed to be changed, and my “tinkering� has made it actually worse. (I’ll admit I’m not that very learned in coding, but I can analyze and get by…)

    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 I’m posting here, so I hope you’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. It’s awesome…

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    The styles are based around the "classic" WordPress layout, so you might try applying them to the classic theme (that is, replace classic's style.css with them).

    Just make sure to follow this for converting a 1.2.x stylesheet for use with a 1.5.x theme:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development#Theme_Style_Sheet

  3. tipruett
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. That did the trick.

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