wow had no idea how *dumb* i was (6 posts)

  1. LizK
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i'm shocked at my lack of common sense in this area. i have my own website but can't for the life of me figure out the basics of having my own blog with wordpress. i uploaded bluehost and from there downloaded wordpress just as instructed. not so bad :)
    well.. i tried to download a theme (until i can figure out how to upload my own header graphic) and it does in fact download, but only to my desktop and "downloaded files". How to I download it to my "wp-content/themes directory" like the directions tell me to??

    and i'm going to get about 6 steps ahead of myself by asking this question, but how can i upload my own graphic for the header (so that it matches the look and feel of my website), and what are the size requirements? if there is a help article somewhere that i missed, please direct me to it and i apologize for taking up valuable space in the forum :)

    thank you!!!!!!!!!

  2. leahmac
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi LizK,

    You need FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software to upload themes and your custom header graphic from your computer to the themes directory on Bluehost. Personally I use Ipswitch FTP but there are also other such as CoffeeCup and FireFTP (a Firefox add-on).

  3. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

  4. LizK
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thank you leahmac and whooami!! i am going to look into/research it today!!

    ps whooami i love minnesota. spent every summer of my childhood up on 3rd crow wing lake in N. MN.
    my dad is from Mound, MN - ever heard of it? :)

  5. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Yes, I have :) I love minnesota, too, when its not -50. Summer is a nice time to spend here.

  6. LizK
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yea the 50 below is NOT fun! you can still see a little spot on my cheek where i got frost bite up there one winter. (we were avoiding mardi gras!) i also did not enjoy trying to get the snow suit off to use the ladies room every couple hours ;)
    summers up there were incredible! worth the frost bite in the winter!

    thank you for those links - i have zero common "techie" sense so when watching the tutorials.... i still haven't made the connection on what my next step is. (all i have done is purchased blue host, and downloaded wordpress from "simple scripts" in the bluehost cPanel.)
    everything else is still greek. i was hoping to make my first blog posting this CENTURY... but that seems a little ambitious at this point ;)

    i will start trolling through the videos again and watch them ALL and maybe something will connect.

    thank again y'all!!

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