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[resolved] How to find theme files to download to desktop (8 posts)

  1. HelenNovice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Original download of wordpress completed and works fine.
    I have someone creating a custom theme for me. He will place all files and do entire set up on my dashboard.

    Once this is done, where do I find the actual files to download? I know I can go to Dashboard/Editor and Select the theme and all the files will appear on the right side. How do I get them as a group to FTP to my desktop?

    I am sure in this case the creator of my custom theme will also send me the files/folders, but I would appreciate knowing how to do this for other themes I purchase or use from WP.

    Thank you for your help.

    Helen

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All the theme files will be at your hosted site in wp-content/themes/whatever the theme name is. You are doing this for backup? You know the theme won't work as a theme from your desktop?

  3. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    how to do this for other themes I purchase or use from WP

    You can use FTP to place the files in the wp-content/themes folder as @kmessinger mentioned.

    If you were to make your own theme, all of the files would be placed in a folder which would in turn be placed into the themes directory

    Even simpler, is to simply put the folder containing all of the theme files into a zip archive, and just install it through the theme panel in the dashboard

  4. HelenNovice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @kmessinger - Yes I only want to do this to back it up or make tweaks using Dreamweaver and then FTP any changes up to my hosting server. I know the theme won't work anywhere else but WP.

    @VooDoo & Kmessinger - So when I select a new theme in Word Press, it will automatically appear on my host server because that is where my path was set up originally? I think this sounds familiar. let me know if this is not the case.

    Thanks to both of you!

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, whether you install themes by searching through provided admin interface, or you install new themes from a vendor perhaps, and install the zip file through the interface, the files all go to your wp-content/themes folder, which is the same place you would place a theme if manually uploading files.

  6. HelenNovice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you

  7. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem! :)

  8. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can use Dreamweaver for ftp and have a completed copy locally. I use Dreamweaver to make changes and then put them on the server. If something goes wrong I use the undo (best feature in DW!) and put the original copy back up. Takes less than a minute.

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