WEB Can anybody/how can you modify wordpress themes?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Necromancer, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Necromancer

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    So there are a few that catch my eye but there will be small things about them I just :ugh: at.

    Anybody have any insight on this?
     
  2. noon

    noon get high and teach me how to listen

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    for most you can just edit the php files directly
     
  3. drpepper

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    wordpress has a built in editor for the php files :dunno:
     
  4. JesterFX

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    Depending on what you are talking about it may be as easy as just changing widgets even. Give us an example what you don't like ;).
     
  5. Necromancer

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    I'll post some examples here shortly.

    Where is the built in editor in wordpress? I can't locate it. :dunno:
     
  6. LOLZILLA

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  7. dawgboye

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    Go to your Dashboard.
    Click Presentation (light blue nav bar).
    Click Theme Editor (dark blue nav bar).
    Edit the files accordingly. You need to have pretty decent knowledge of CSS, HTML and PHP to edit these files.
     
  8. Lava Joe

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    What he said. If it is something like changing the background colors or what have you you would change the stylesheet file. Be sure to copy/paste the original somewhere in case you screw it up too much.

    I don't have any design experience myself, but I have modified several WP themes for myself, usually by trial and error.
     
  9. kingtoad

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    /wp-content/themes/name of theme

    You can edit the files in there to modify your theme.
     
  10. Necromancer

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    Cool thanks guys, I appreciate.

    Finding/creating a solid, great looking theme is a bitch.
     
  11. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    Don't look on Wordpress.net. Their themes are, erm, pedestrian.

    What kind of site are you trying to run? I'll help you find an appropriate and sexy theme.
     
  12. Necromancer

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    You can check out what I have now, I'm digging the minimalist theme but I'm not set on it.

    Musicbusinesstalk.com

    It's going to be music business related discussing subjects along the lines of the record industry today, legal issues , marketing/advertising, promotion, publicity, recording etc.

    :noes:

    Any help would be :bowdown:
     
  13. Necromancer

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    And here's a quick idea I had, very rough.

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    But like I said, I'm not set on anything.
     
  14. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    That is actually really nice. I like it. Simple, clean, I like how you added color in the fonts rather than in graphics.

    Very nice. I'd go with that. Is that working now?
     
  15. Necromancer

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    Well the picture I posted was actually photoshopped. I don't know how to add the lines and all that jazz.

    :hs:
     
  16. noon

    noon get high and teach me how to listen

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    post the original theme and I'll do it for you
     
  17. LOLZILLA

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    I do. :o
     
  18. Necromancer

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    Would you like me to just upload the original theme?
     
  19. Rawrsome

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  20. Necromancer

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    Anyone want to help me out? :x:

    EDIT: Fuck it for now, I'm just going to go with a pre-made theme that suits adsense a bit better and if I ever get some extra cash I'll hire one of you to hook me up.
     
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  21. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    You've had three people say that they'd take care of it for you. Upload the PSD to the graphic you made and the original theme and one of the three will most likely come through for you.

    This is one of the most helpful parts of OT, take advantage of it.
     
  22. Ricky

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    I personally haven't really touched wordpress... but i'm sure it would be pretty simple.
     

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