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What do i do next? please help (7 posts)

  1. sherry_d
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello my hosting provider has downloaded and installed word press for me but i dont know what to do now. I have downloaded the connections theme (vanilla mist) and i have read the instructions on what to do after i have downloaded but i cannot understand them

    Please can anyone help me. I have this opened document but i dont even know how to save it and what to do next. it seems the instruction are only applicable if i had downloaded it.

    Thanks

  2. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Let's start the basics, is WP up and running?? Is the default theme visible??

    If so, then uncompress the Connections theme to your computer, you will then want to use a FTP program and upload the "connections" directory to your website under /wp-content/themes.

    Then, login to your website using the Administrator account and choose the Presentations tab, here you will see the Connections theme listed, select it and chose to apply it as your default theme.

    Return to your blogs main page and the connections theme should be up and running.

    Regards

  3. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Some additional info about themes here in the documentation: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

  4. sherry_d
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "If so, then uncompress the Connections theme to your computer, you will then want to use a FTP program and upload the "connections" directory to your website under /wp-content/themes"

    This is the part i am still struggling with. Yes WP is up and running and i have even imported from my blogger account.

    I have uncompressed it but i dont know where to save it as i didnt do the installation. I wish there were screen short to say what to do next.

  5. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK..let's try this..:)

    Assume that the Connections.zip file in your computer in c:\, use a Zip[1] program to unzip the content into a directory called c:\themes.

    Now use a FTP[2] program to login to your website.

    Once connected to your site, you will probably end up /public_html or something..from here you want to move over to the /wp-content/themes directory in the right frame of the FTP software.

    Now, in the left frame of the FTP software, you should be in the c:\themes directory and that should contain the connections directory which is your them.

    Just drag and drop the Connections directory from the left frame to the right.

    Once done, follow my instructions from the previous post about enabling the post.

    Hope this helps..

    Regards

    [1] http://www.7-zip.org/
    [2] http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

  6. sherry_d
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Cypher i think it was all the techinical jargon like ftp that made me panic. i followed your e-mail and it was painlessly easy so i now have connections and i am really happy being a novice and i will be exploring more stuff on wp

  7. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    *applauds cypher*

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