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    Pure newbie here so this may be really a dumb question. I successfully installed WP through Dreamhost. I successfully installed Filezilla. Found a theme I wanted to use in the WP extended library and successfully downloaded to my computer. Even successfully connected to the server through Filezilla. But when I go to transfer the theme files with Filezilla to the server, I am not showing any subdirectories. I only get the root directory and the domain name directory with nothing underneath it. Did I not connect to the right place? Thank you.


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  • I don’t know how DH works but on every server you should see that “blog” subdomain of yours (usually, it looks like a subfolder on other hosts) when connected. You will have to search DH FAQ or whatever they have about this.

    I do see as a subdirecotry of the root but nothing underneath it. Isn’t there where I should find the wp-themes subdirectory I need to upload the theme to?

    Is this the blog in question?
    That one is on a subdomain.

    Yes. What does that mean to me that it’s on a subdomain and what do I need to do? Thanks for helping.


    In your root directory there should be a subdirectory called “blog”. Inside that you’ll find all the WP files. Go to wp-content/themes and upload your theme. If there isn’t a subdirectory called “blog” then look inside the subdirectory and see if “blog” is there.

    I finally figured it out wiht the help of Dreamhost. I inadvertantly clicked the “Easy” one-click install whereas I meant to click “Advanced” one-click install. I removed the first installation and then installed with “Advanced” and have already changed themes successfully.

    Thank you for responding. I hope this will help someone as dim as me in the future! 🙂


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