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How to change templates? (7 posts)

  1. Exquisite
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have just installed my wordpress and I love it. Much better then graymatter and cutenews. Well, I want it to go one with my layout something like this site: http://www.horror-show.org, which is also using wordpress.

    And oh, I can't update changes in templates.

  2. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    1. You will have to create your own theme.
    See Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout

    2. The files have to be writable (=chmod with FTP).

  3. Exquisite
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, but what shall I chmod?

  4. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You have to chmod the files you want to modify in the Theme Editor.
    (of course, for creating a totally new theme I wouldn't use the built-in Theme Editor - I just make minor typo corrections with it . For a redesign the best way to go is your favorite editor, see also in Codex Glossary.)

  5. Exquisite
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks again, but to be honest... I have read theeverything on the link you gave me but I have no idea how to make a new template or modify the one I have now.

    Edit: by the way I have 1.2.1

  6. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, seriously, you really have to study more in depth the THEME development section. Notice, I am talking about theme because the "template" means something different in WP lingo. Please, read everything (I mean click on ALL the links in the Templates and Themes section of the page I linked above) .

    You can also download several themes and study how they were built.

  7. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    (and it's good to start by stating what version are you using)

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