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How do you install custom templates on wordpress? (6 posts)

  1. vziera
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Say I have some template of my own(home made) or from some external source, how do I install it on wordpress?
    the template consists of several files like .htm, .gif, .jpg, etc
    sorry for the silly question I'm new to this :\

  2. AnnieSisk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You could install it via CPanel and File Manager, if your hosting company provides it. Or you can zip it up and install it through the dashboard - go to "Add Theme" and upload the file from your hard drive.

  3. shirazdrum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have some template of my own(home made)

    One silly but very important question; How did you make the template? The reason i'm asking is that if you can make a theme, you should have the knowledge to use it. Since you're asking how to install a theme, i'm betting that your theme won't work even if you get it to your site.

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress works with themes you need follow rules to create one you can find more info on it here
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

    As templates wordpress use them page templates
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Templates

  5. vziera
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    AnnieSisk:
    "You could install it via CPanel and File Manager, if your hosting company provides it. Or you can zip it up and install it through the dashboard - go to "Add Theme" and upload the file from your hard drive."

    I've tried to find the upload button anywhere around the wp-admin dashboard and found nothing, maybe wp no longer features that feature anymore? as for hosting company, I don't have one yet

    shirazdrum:
    "One silly but very important question; How did you make the template? The reason i'm asking is that if you can make a theme, you should have the knowledge to use it. Since you're asking how to install a theme, i'm betting that your theme won't work even if you get it to your site."

    well It's just an instance, I didn't really build my template, a friend did and he's a pro, too bad he's too busy right now.

    govpatel:
    "
    WordPress works with themes you need follow rules to create one you can find more info on it here
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

    As templates wordpress use them page templates
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Templates
    "

    I guess that means I need to start from scratch?

    anyway, thanks for coming, friends! Happy 2012!

  6. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you using wordpress.com or self hosted wordpress.org?
    As if you using wordpress.com then there are restrictions and not having install theme is one of them.

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