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  • I really like the wordpress.com theme “Forever” but want to run it on my own site powered by wordpress.org. can i do that?

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    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    @vmodarelli

    No worries. 🙂 We all have been in the same situation, at some point.

    First: think of TortoiseSVN as analogous to an FTP client. You simply use it to transfer/synchronize files between a local source and a remote source – except that, with SVN, the remote source is called a repository.

    Remember the Using Subversion Codex entry I linked earlier? First thing: go there. Then, scroll to the very bottom of the page, under “Resources”. Find the link for “Using TortoiseSVN to author and update WordPress plugins“.

    This is a tutorial, complete with screenshots, that steps you through how to use TortoiseSVN. The part that will be most useful, and that I think will help clear things up for you, is the section entitled “Check Out The Repository”.

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    @rneudorfer

    Just a personal pet peeve, but I don’t think I would spend any money on a supposed WordPress training guide that can’t even get the WordPress versioning convention correct in its title.

    It asks for the URL Repository and I typed in

    This is simply the URL @chip provided earlier

    https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/forever/

    You guys are awesome. Thanks Chip and Rev. Doing the SVN Checkout using the forever theme url that Chip provided and Rev. Voodoo said to use in the url repository window WORKED. And it worked easily and quickly.

    Now all I have to do is figure how to upload it so that I can use it for the website.

    I may be coming back with more questions, but for now THANK YOU!

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    Now all I have to do is figure how to upload it so that I can use it for the website.

    Now, you have two options:

    1) Upload via FTP client
    2) Compress the files as a ZIP file (protip: select the top-level directory that contains the Theme files, i.e. the forever directory, and compress that as forever.zip. Then, use the built-in WordPress Theme uploader.

    I DID IT!! Thanks to Chip and Rev. Voodoo.

    I zipped the file that I had just downloaded and uploaded and it was done! After all the trial and tribulations, it was quite easy!

    In case anyone is needing to do this, here are the steps:

    1- download TortoiseSVN
    2- create a new folder; I put mine on my c drive
    3- right-click on the folder and select “SVN Checkout”
    4- in the “URL of repository” window, put the url of the files you want to download
    5- in the “Checkout directory” put the location of the folder you created (it might be there already)
    6- click ok (or whatever the button says to make it go!)
    7- check the folder you created to see if the files are there
    8- if the files are there, then compress that folder
    9- upload the compressed (.zip) file using the install theme function

    DONE. It takes only 5 minutes…if nothing goes wrong 🙂

    Hi,

    I too, would like to use the “forever” wordpress.com theme for my wordpress.org site. I am new to creating my wordpress site and would love to know how to download the theme.

    I see the directions by VModarelli, but I’m still a bit confused. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Lisa

    @naturalmoment, the instructions @vmodarelli posted are about as good as it gets…. where are you getting hung up?

    I am trying to add the “forever” theme as well and I’m totally lost!
    I have a mac so i can’t download the tortoise, so I’ve downloaded something called “SCToolbarbutton” thinking it was the SVN program you speak of but when I go to check out the URL i get an error code:

    OPTIONS of ‘https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/forever/404.php’: Server certificate verification failed: issuer is not trusted (https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com)

    where am I going wrong!?

    @thrivelivestyle & @naturalmoment

    I wish I could help more, but the steps I took are outlined in my earlier post. I had never done it before so I don’t know how to troubleshoot this. And I don’t work on a Mac, so I can’t say whether it’s the same or different.

    Keep trying and asking for help. The people on this forum are supportive and was the only way I got it done.

    Good grief I wanted to use the Forever theme too, but after reading this…….

    Is figuring this all out even possible for someone that is not a techie and new to wordpress?

    Why can’t I just click a button to apply this theme to my blog? 🙁

    WOW I did it. I followed VModarelli’s steps and it worked!

    Now, can anyone tell me, my site is hosted by godaddy.com I don’t know if that matters, but I want to know will using this theme limit me in regards to how much I can customize the site? I need to add share buttons and change the fonts and colors. Can I do this with the ‘Forever’ theme?

    Moderator Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    @lastylist

    please start a new topic for your new questions – these are not related to the current topic.

    If you’re using a Mac, thrivelivestyle, and you are getting the SSL error, please see this thread over at this site:
    http://old.nabble.com/SCPlugin-giving-the-message-%22Server-certificate-verification-failed%3A–certificate-issued-for-a-different-hostname,-issuer-is-not-trusted%22-on-first–checkout-td25809151.html

    (longest url ever?)

    Or, just do this:
    Open Terminal
    Type in: /usr/local/bin/svn ls https://......
    It will ask you if you want to temporarily or permanently accept the “fishy” SSL. Type ‘p’ for permanent. Then go back to the checkout process from the SCplugin menu and complete your data transfer as outlined previously in this thread. Hope this helps. Sorry it’s a month down the line.

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