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How to unzip? (10 posts)

  1. mikfizzle
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello, I already run a wordpress blog and have been for a little less than a year. Im trying to get a new blog layout and in order to do so I have to download the new version of wordpress so I did. Now im trying to do the 5 minute install and im very confused, im not computer smart at all. How do I un-zip the file? Do I have to create a database? I already have I blog and I do not want to mess anything up or delete anything, I just want a new layout. If anyone could give me step by step instructions that would be great

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you can use the windows unzip program by double clicking the zip file
    this is not always a good unzipper, though

    2 good free ones
    http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
    http://www.filzip.com/en/download.html

  3. mikfizzle
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Even though I may sound totally stupid where can you find the zip file to click it?

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ummm...you downloaded it to your computer? What folder?
    If not, click on the "download" link at top right of this page

  5. mikfizzle
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes I did download it, and right now I found it under my recent downloads folder. The five minute instructions are turning out to be more complicated than I thought.

  6. mikfizzle
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay ive managed to open and save the file as wp-config.php like it says in step number 3. How would I got about uploading everying in step 4?

  7. thisisedie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wait... if you just want a new theme (you said: "I already have I blog and I do not want to mess anything up or delete anything, I just want a new layout") you wouldn't download WP. You'd download the theme, unzip it, and upload it to the themes folder on your server.

  8. Guy Bryson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ok..... i've gone onto wp-configer-example and it says Program to acess this file cannot be found and it asks me to sarch the internet or use a file in my files?

  9. mikfizzle
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Really... wow. Okay so would I downloaded the new theme, and I think I unzipped it (is unzipping it just opening it?) And the themes folder on my server... is the server wordpress?

  10. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wait... if you just want a new theme (you said: "I already have I blog and I do not want to mess anything up or delete anything, I just want a new layout"

    wow looked right past that

    with themes you can just download the zip without unzipping and install it from your wordpress dashboard under
    Appearance - Add New Themes

    next page, click on
    Upload

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