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Templates and importing from Blogger (5 posts)

  1. Aly
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hello there,
    First I apologise if this has been asked before but Ive had a hunt through the forums and i cant seem to find a simple walkthrough that i can follow.
    What I want to do firstly is alter my template so that I have a picture at the top of my blog. I just dont have a clue.
    Secondly I want to import my old posts from blogger, I believe I was suppose to open a php file in my browser and then follow the instructions but for some reason it turned into a bit torrent file so was constantly being opened by BT !
    Thanks for any replies!
    Aly

  2. Aly
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I have finally figured out how to import the blogger files, it all seemed quite straightforward until I got an error messege when i republished thefiles in blogger which was
    001 java.io.IOException: EOF while reading from control connection
    Ive checked and checked and everythng seems right....any ideas what this could be?
    Aly

  3. Aly
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Managed to get it done.......finally figured it out (just realised I am having a conversation with my self) ;)
    Can someone tell me if there is an idiots guide to changing/manipulating the template?

  4. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    if u are thinking of editing the index file, its not generally recommended. instead think about making changes in the css. Moose has an excelent tutorial on his site...
    http://blog.nuclearmoose.ca/wp-docs/wp-layout-explained.htm

  5. WillM
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Sushubh is spot on. If you are an idiot, don't mess with index.php. If however you are not an idiot, and can code valid XHTML and CSS all by yourself - or can get hold of valid templates designed for another blog tool - go ahead and make your own index.php with the necessary template functions. If it doesn't work, all you have to do is switch back to the default.
    I am increasingly worrried that the 'don't touch index.php' advice is encouraging people to concentrate on CSS at the expense of XHTML and limiting what people are doing with their blogs. Ideally we should be cultivating a knowledge of both.

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