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Trouble with "forever" theme (11 posts)

  1. thrivelivestyle
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am trying to add the "forever" theme by automattic that I have on my own personal blog from wordpress.com to a company blog site that was made via wordpress.org

    I've read one forum but it was specific to pc users and I'm on a mac and the programs they said to download don't work for me. Does anyone know how to add this theme!?!?

  2. Good Guy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No you can't install it on your personal localhost because there are no downloadable files. You can only use it on wordpress.com - free blog site.

    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/forever/

    hth

  3. Actually, that's not true, it's just a matter of knowing where to look: Automattic makes their free themes (but not the paid ones) available in a subversion repository here: https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/

  4. thrivelivestyle
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Amy Hendrix, what do i do with the link of the files?

  5. You'd have to download the folder you want, make a .zip archive of everything, and then manually upload them to your site -- it's definitely less convenient than having a package already available! But if you really love the theme, it is available and it may be worth it.

  6. Good Guy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @thrivelivestyle

    It's a nightmare downloading anything from that source because the chances are you will miss something when you try to download each file individually. That source is mainly for nightly builds and for developers to test it out. It is not, and never have been, for ordinary users in production environment.

    My recomendation is to use something else like Coraline or Oilcrow (both from Automatic - makers of WP).

    But again its your choice if you want to do the hard way. I guess it will be a good learning process for you in doing that.

    Good luck.

  7. madeglobal
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    SVN is all very easy to deal with, assuming you have access to the terminal of your server.

    Simply navigate to the directory of the themes in your website, and then use:
    svn co https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/forever/

    Magic. The theme is there.

  8. gorgeouslywed
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi thrivelivestyle, did you ever figure out how to upload the theme to your mac wordpress.org site? How did you do it?

    Madeglobal, i'm confused what I do with the directory link that you posted. I want to do the same thing that thrivelivestyle is trying to do. I have a wordpress.org site and want to use this theme that's from wordpress.com. Please help! Thank you!!! xoxoxo

  9. Good Guy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think I have found the link: Try this one:

    <http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/download/forever.1.0.zip?nostats=1>

    Good luck.

  10. Good Guy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  11. gorgeouslywed
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you it worked!!!

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