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Custom Wordpress Theme

Discussion in 'Themes and Templates' started by akstgsb, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. akstgsb

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    It actually depends on if you are hosting with WordPress.com or WordPress.org. The .com site does not allow uploading custom themes, but the .org site does. If you have to pay a seperate hosting fee to another company besides WordPress (Like Dreamhost), then you likely went with WordPress.org and can upload a custom theme. If your site ends ".wordpress.com", then you likely went with WordPress.com and cannot upload a custom theme.
     
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    In case you are hosting your website where you can add themes, there are two distinct ways to go about it -

    1. The normal method is - Log in to your Dashboard, Goto Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes -> Upload -> Browse and then Upload. [In this case you can upload the zip file containing your theme].

    2. The second method is to upload the theme files using the FTP - Connect to your website using an FTP client -> Browse to the wp-content/themes folder. Create a New Folder (normally the name of the theme) and get into this folder and upload the files.

    Anyway you do it, after the install you would have to get to - Appearance->Themes and select the theme and Activate it.
     
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    Thanks Jacob,
    I did not know there was a difference between WordPress.com, and WordPress.org.
    I do remember the Laughing Squid because of its design. Yet, I thought that cost money. Whereas the other, I would set it up manually but it was free. Now, I know there was an alternative. Perhaps I should once more check out the Laughing Squid because setting up a blog is not easy. The professionals could probably set it up in and hour or less.
    Once more, thank you Jacob.
     
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    In order to use a third party theme with your wordpress site, you have to first upload the theme on your WP Admin and then activate it.
    PS: I have a question for you, did you design your custom theme or hired someone to do it for you. I have a website and I also want a custom made theme.
     
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