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  • Using WP 1.5.2, Xampp 2.1… I already read the Test_Drive Wiki but it is referring to creating themes, I just want to change mine. I have loaded the bluehorizons theme to my wp-content-themes sub-dir but it does not show up in my Presentation Panel. I can switch between the two default ones that are already there though, am I missing something? TIA.

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  • Check the folders
    When you open the bluehorizons theme, you should see some files, one of which is style.css
    If you just see another folder, thats the reason.

    bluehorizons has 8 php’s, 1 styles.css, & 1 images folder in it, this is from the Presentation Page:

    You can find additional themes for your site in the WordPress theme directory. To install a theme you generally just need to upload the theme folder into your wp-content/themes directory. Once a theme is uploaded, you may activate it here.

    The classic & default folders were the only thing in the themes directory before I just added this bluehorizons folder, I assumed it was the whole folder because of the sentence above & the fact that that is all that was in there already, 2 folders, but yes, they all have a styles.css file in them. The bluehorizons comment section showed that people were using it so I assume it works, which is why I’m sure I need to set something else on my end, perhaps because I’m under Xampp right now. Anything else? TIA.

    Once I have downloaded a theme into the wordpress/wp-content/themes folder in MyDocuments… where I kept the different versions of WP downloads.
    However, my local install was of course in
    apachefriends/xampp/htdocs/wordpress – and I was wondering for a while why the new theme didn’t show up in my admin panel 🙂

    Thx, I knew I was working local but when I went there I didn’t go inside the htdocs folder, so I assumed it was something else, I’ll do better next time! I appreciate it.

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