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How to change styles ?? (8 posts)

  1. bwinter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi - I am just getting started with WP and would like to know exactly how to apply one of the styles I have downloaded. I assume I just drop in the style.css file somewhere, but I am not sure where. Can you choose a style from the admin console? I have searched through the forums, but can't find anything, I know this must be very simple. Thanks.

  2. bwinter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have found it now....Did a better search !

  3. Ocean
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, it's a might bit more complicated than that. WordPress doesn't have a template system in that you can just download something from anywhere and slap it in and choose it from the admin console. I guess the best way to say it is, it's not "skinnable."
    You'd do it like you would any other web site. Put your styles into your wp-layout.css. The template (index.php) may have to be adjusted if you didn't download something specifically written for a default WordPress installation or if you modified your template at all.
    NuclearMoose has a nice explanation of the WordPress CSS. Though I think it was for 1.o, it should still help you, I hope.
    http://blog.nuclearmoose.ca/wp-docs/wp-layout-explained.htm

  4. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  5. bwinter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks again for the help, I actually found the Style Competition site and worked it all out form there. Thanks again

  6. owleye
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not everything is in the index.php file. A lot of things are in the templates functions file in the includes folder i believe. I can't remember offhand. However a lot of output settings can be changed here that not many people no about. For example look what I did with the archives on this blog thats not finished yet. I used the drop down function that is built in.
    http://www.owleyedesigns.com/projects/pardonmy/
    Original soon to be replaced with the new one is here:
    http://www.pardonmyenglish.com

  7. admad1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've just been acros to that site and downloaded a nice 3 column layout, I dont have a clue how to implemnet it .One of the files is .DS_store. Where would I place these files? where would I point to the new style.css sheet? is it in index.php?
    Cheers
    Andy

  8. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

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