Theme Directory (4 posts)

  1. samara12
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, I am really new to all of this and have been reading tons...thank you all so much!

    I am ready to create a few customized page templates and I feel pretty comfortable with that but I can't get to the place that I need to create the new files. Everything I am reading points me to WordPress Home Folder > wp-content > themes > theme name. If I go to My Computer, Administer, etc I will eventually get to the WordPress folder when I can get all the way to wp-content-themes but the current theme I am using isn't there. I must be looking in the wrong place.

    I feel absolutely ridiculous asking this because I am sure the answer is more than obvious but I am completely at a loss here.

    Thank you so much for you time and help!


  2. lokrin2000
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That should be the correct place.

    Are you sure you are looking for the right file? Sometimes a theme's name and it's file may be different. A theme named "Crunchy Chocolate Orange" could be in a folder named "MyFirstTheme".

    Do you have a lot of themes or just a few? Back up your themes folder and try removing themes one at a time and refreshing your themes page until you no longer see your current theme. Then put the last one (or all of them) back in.

  3. CSSFeeds
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you want to customize your template you just need to edit the stylesheet or php files accordingly.

    Login to your wordpress installation and just go to Appearance -> Editor. You can edit everything in there.

    Sorry if the response i gave was wrong, i don't really understand what it is your trying to do. Please clarify.

  4. samara12
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks you both very much!

    I think I may have figured it out but I am not 100% sure. Because I am using WordPress for my website, I want every page to be a static page. While I was searching for the best way to do this I came across the custom page template tutorial. There is where I read that you can have many custom pages if you save them. That is the part I am having trouble with. I can't find the place that I go to, to save each new template.

    This is what it says:

    The files defining each Page Template are found in your Themes directory. To create a new Custom Page Template for a Page you must create a file. Let's call our first Page Template for our Page snarfer.php. At the top of the snarfer.php file, put the following:

    Template Name: Snarfer

    How do I find the place that I create this new file?

    I know that if I understood this whole concept a little better I would be able to better tell you what I am looking for:) Hopefully by the time this journey ends I will!

    Thanks again!


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