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New To WordPress using Dream Host (9 posts)

  1. ewashin715
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am new to wordpress and I used Dream Host as my Host and used the one step installation of wordpress. I am stuck because all I am seeing is themes to create my website that I cannot edit using PHP, XHTML, or HTML, etc. All I get is the style sheet which is very basic and does not meet my needs. Please, anyone can someone let me know what I am doing incorrectly?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can edit all theme files using Appearance/Editor but you will need to ensure that the relevant theme folder is writeable.

  3. Saildude
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress only ships with a couple of Themes.

    You will find 1,200 additional free Themes here ready to go: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ Maybe one of them matches better your needs.

  4. ewashin715
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Saildude once I find one that suits my needs and I download it..how do I use it?

  5. thisisedie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Unzip it, FTP it to your themes directory, and then choose it under appearance in admin.

  6. ewashin715
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, I am almost there. But I run into a problem trying to figure out what is my host name? I know that this is a trivial question but I am sort of confused :|

  7. Are you being asked for this while trying to add a theme via the admin panel?

  8. ewashin715
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes I am. I clicked the theme I wanted and now it is asking me for connection information (host name, user name, password).

  9. It's asking for your FTP connection details. If you don't know your FTP connection details, contact your hosting provider.

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