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  • Not sure how to word this (as said, am new as hell), but, a guy set up my blog and I’ve been using happily, but he’s disappeared…now I’m wondering how to tinker with what he set up, and want to know, is there a simple way to alter the ‘gif’ (I think it is) he put as my main image on my home page? I mean, I want to change from one image to another, not within text but outside: I’m called ‘’, and there’s a pen there – I want to put a mouse there. Silly, but – can you help?

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  • Mark (podz)


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    Make the mouse image 125px wide, and 150px high.

    Call the mouse image this : “pen-sm.jpg”

    Upload that image to this directory:

    Overwrite the old image, then force a browser refresh with CTRL-F5

    thanks – got as far as naming mouse image, went to look how to upload to wp-style. I’m afraid I’m dumb, don’t understand…how go to ‘directories’? tried to edit by searching for edit function on wp-style, got no such thing exists. Can you tell me, how upload to directory? how find anything on my blog about ‘directories’? thankyou for your help!

    to do this, use a FTP client like FileZilla to connect to your site via FTP.
    Then where you see your blog directory or the directory listing, look for this directory “wp-style”.
    In this directory, open the folder “rubric”. Likewise reach to the folder that will have this file “pen-sm.jpg”. Delete that and upload the new one. This should do it.

    Also, the directory structure also depends on wordpress version i think.. (if am not wrong on this.)

    sorry about this – is there an idiot’s guide, a guide for dummies or something? I got so far as downloading filezilla 2 2 10 dbg from the internet, having no idea what that is, and now, having unzipped the files inside, have no clue what to do. Windows doesn’t open them, and I don’t know what ftp is anyway. Would you or anyone be so kind as to walk me through as if I’m japanese? I mean, as if I’m from New Jersey, maybe (way) more accurate, and an English student?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Here’s a rundown on Filezilla:

    You will need some info first though, info which if you do not know, your host will be able to give you.
    This will be a username and a password.
    The guide above will show you where these things slot into place 🙂

    I am trying to do the exact same thing as mouse woman. However I see no wp-style directory.

    I uploaded the files to the directory path: /home/ameaney/public_html/wp-images so now do i poin the URL in the style sheet to and then at the above path???

    second question: make the image 125px by 150px – how?

    Some graphic programs will resize images.

    I use Irfanview, its free, to resize jpgs, gifs, bmps, and pngs.

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