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  • locosurfer


    Okay, I have been playing with WP for a little over 2 months now, I have previous HTML experience and am starting to get the hang of CSS, PHP, and all the other technical know-how which is relatively easy for me.

    While I am working on my first stylesheet, I have one pretty simple question because I can’t find it anywhere on WP.

    How am I supposed to set up a folder for my first theme?

    Does this question make sense? I am talking about setting it up in the themes folder where all the other themes are, you know, wp-content/themes/

    or should I set this up in a second mySQL database to avoid any issues? or should I just simply set this up on my own computer and then import it in?

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  • moshu


    Not sure I can follow you – but ANY theme should reside in the wp-content/themes/theme-name folder. If you want to use it.
    No, files can NOT be put in the MySQL database. They are different animals: files and DB.

    Obviously, first you msut have it on your computer, from where you will upload it via ftp to your host server, as you would do with any other downloaded theme.



    Thanks, you answered my question, for some reason my host server has a create new folder icon and it didn’t create a folder so I was wondering if I was suppose to use my own folder or create a new folder somewhere.

    So basically the first step before everything else is to create a folder on my own computer, label my theme on it, and save a stylesheet and template in there, upload it and go from there.



    Yes. That should work.

    The part I don’t understand: go from there.
    In my books from there you don’t go anywhere. Just select it if you want to use it and that’s all. The design part has to be done BEFORE uploading – you shouldn’t experiment with the online editor…

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