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Help getting started with WP (22 posts)

  1. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have no idea how wordpress works.. And I don't understand the installation instructions... Installation: Famous 5-minute install

    1. Unzip the package in an empty directory and upload everything.

    Upload everything to where? How do I do that?

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have a host and domain name set up? You cannot install WP until you do that - please see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

  3. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok so through reading alot of that what I'm basically getting is this is all way to advanced for anyone who's not a programmer. Am I correct in saying that? And yes I have a domain set up.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, lots of people follow that - where do you have hosting set up?

  5. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Justhost.com

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Their site shows that they have a 1-click install for WordPress - why not use that?

  7. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok so I got that far... Now that I have the program installed I can't get any of the new themes to apply to my old site..

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't get any of the new themes to apply to my old site..

    Why? We need details rather than generalities.

  9. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't know...If I knew the detail I would address it. I set up a new theme, activated it, published it. and it had not effect on anything.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where did you download this theme from?

  11. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://www.themealley.com/

    It came up through WP's selection so I figured it would work.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry - that's a commercial theme and not anything to do with wordpress.org. We don't support commercial themes here. Try looking for a free, WPORG theme via appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes/

  13. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't understand, once I click on "Themes" all it shows is what your calling "commercial" themes..

  14. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well now I tried themes developed by the WordPress team and those aren't working either

  15. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    By default, WordPress is displayed in the Twenty Twelve theme. After downloading another theme at your WordPress Dashboard, you can activate the new theme in place of Twenty Twelve.

  16. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  17. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've downloaded, activated, nothing happens..I've read all the instructions over and over. I've tried on 3 different browsers..Nothing changes.

  18. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You should be able to install from the Dashboard. What's showing now? What is your URL?

  19. Projectmoth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  20. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That doesn't look like a WordPress site. Where did you install WordPress?

  21. arounddelhi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will like to convert my site http://arounddelhi.com to WordPress, where do i start.

  22. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @arounddelhi - start by starting your own thead. It's rude to interrupt someone else's thread, and your question is not even the same as the OP's issue.

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