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  • Hi,

    I just installed WP 2 and am trying to change the theme. It says that ” you generally just need to upload the theme folder into your wp-content/themes directory” . However, I can’t find this directory? Or a folder in WP called WP – content? Is this becasue i’m using WP 2 instead of 1.5?

    I’m not a computer programmer, but a writer, so am not very technically informed. I asked my 15-year old son who’s taking Basic in High school and he couldn’t find the folder to put it in either. Sorry if I’m asking too basic a quesiton here, I did read the forum instrucitons and also did a search under adding a theme.

    Thanks for any help,


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  • where is your blog ?

    You should find the wp-content folder in……..

    root dir/(folder that holds your blog)/wp-content/themes

    Hope this helps 🙂


    The folder I downloaded and unzipped is called WordPress – 2.0. I searched my computer for folders with “content/ themes and found none. In the wordpress – 2.0 folder are documents and folders called:
    and finally:

    The folder wp-includes has other documents and folders – cache, locale, gettext, class-snoopy, wp-db, images, but no folder called content/themes. I thought perhaps the folders changed from WP 1.5 to WP 2.0? So maybe I need to use a folder with a different name?

    My blog is not yet online. I bought a domain name: it will be called Fun Climbs Around the World. I downloaded and installed word Press 2 days ago and am trying to get it to work, write content, and add photographs before I publish (is that the correct term)? I wrote a book, Fun Climbs in Colorado, a rock climbing vacation guide and want to extend the guide to other countries on my blog, but have never done a blog yet!

    If you have only that much files… there is something wrong with your download.
    There should be a lot of files and 3 folders:

    Ah – thankyou! That explains it! I have wp-inculdes, but not wp-content nor admin.

    I’ll try downloading again. Is there something I did wrong in the original download, or is this jsut one of those glitches?

    thaks again!


    It worked. I put the new themes in the correct folder and they appear when I click “View site”. Like Magic!


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