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uploading themes (4 posts)

  1. rcoach
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I found a couple of themes on themes.wordpress.net, downloaded them to my computer and then uploaded them to my WordPress themes. The Smart FTP says the upload was successful, but there is nothing new in my admin area (presentation). I admit - I'm a newbe - please, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    BTW, I've tried refresh and it doesn't help.

    Thanks!

  2. rcoach
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm just thinking, am I supposed to transfer the zipped file or unzip it first and then transfer?

    Thanks, Ruby

  3. Glenn Ansley
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Did you unzip the file you downloaded? You'll need to unzip it. After you unzip it, upload the entire folder that contains style.css to your themes directory. The result on your server should be...

    wp-content/themes/theme_name/style.css

    There are obviously more files than style.css in that folder.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    From the codex
    (http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Adding_New_Themes) :

    To add a new theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

    1. Download the theme archive and extract the files it contains. You may need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files. Follow the guidelines provided by your theme author.

    2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, create a directory to contain your theme in the wp-content/themes directory provided by WordPress. For example, a theme named Test should be in wp-content/themes/test. Your theme may provide this directory as part of the archive.

    3. Upload the theme files to the new directory on your host server.

    4. Follow the instructions below for selecting the new theme.

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