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  • Hi,

    I’m experimenting with wp1.5, trying to find my way around. One thing I know I’m going to want to do is to significantly change one of the themes, so I can design my own look. (I understand that I could choose one of the themes on but still I’d want to personalize.)

    Anyway, I didn’t want to just start making a mess of one of the provided themes: I thought I’d make a copy and demolish that first on my way up the learning curve. I went into my themes folder, made a copy of the default folder (with all its contents) and renamed it amy1. Then I uploaded the new folder into my online themes folder, figuring I’d do my dammage there.

    What else do I need to do in order to have amy1 appear as an option in my /wp-admin/themes.php page?

    Or, if I’m going about this all wrong, can someone direct me to where I can learn how to do this right?


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  • Amy,

    you have to upload to your wp-content/themes/ and than if you want to use it you enable in the admin/presentation.

    First to make modification start looking at the style.css, the changes for the look and feel happen there. if you dont want something in your site to show up like meta or archives you can turn that off in the sidebar.php.

    another thing to do is rename theme because if you upload in different different directory it will show with the same name in the theme section. i would recommend going to the style.css and change this part:

    Theme Name: my name theme
    Theme URI:
    Description: future theme
    Version: 1
    Author: You
    Author URI:

    this way you will know what theme you are working on.

    Thank you!
    I didn’t know that it was in style.css – where you do the renaming.

    I am also trying to do this.

    I am just chnaging some images, and style tags in the .css file.

    But when I upload the folders, they are detected in the WP Admin Panel.

    Please help..

    It’s a really strange thing: I’ve got “seasonal” on my mind for my current pressie. So I renamed certain themes to the season names. I had three set, renamed them Spring, Summer, Autumn; changed the styles.css info as pointed out above. Spring and Summer work just fine; Autumn refused to display until I named it back to the original.

    No idea why. I’d like to know myself…. and yes, even though I renamed the themes, I have left all the crediting and linking material intact to the original creatives….

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