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[resolved] Dreamhost 1-click install - how can I update/change my themes? (6 posts)

  1. leloeffler
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Guys.

    I used Dreamhost's 1-click installation to install WordPress to my domain. Now I'm a bit confused - how do I access all of the wpcontent files now? None appear on my computer. Have I done something wrong?

    Thanks for your time.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    You don't need anything installed on your computer to start using WP - the basic stuff is all done using a browser.

    This should get you going -

    http://codex.wordpress.org/First_Steps_With_WordPress

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Specifics about themes:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

    If you are installing a theme from someplace other than WordPress.ORG (the ones available via the dashboard), you'll need to set up FTP access to the files on the server.

    See: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP

  4. leloeffler
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thanks for your quick response. My plan is to use a theme from someplace else (ie: themeforest) and work to create a child theme. Is it possible to do this via browser, or will I need to add/change files on my computer and then upload them via FTP (such as FileZilla?) I did check out the Child Theme section of the WordPress Codex and couldn't quite find my question answered there. Thanks again for your assistance!

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    No, you can't create a Child Theme via the Dashboard - so yep, you need to do the file/directory creation on your local computer. Be sure you use a plain text editor to make the new file.

  6. leloeffler
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Great. Thanks for answering my question.

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