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WordPress 2.8 Themes Cookbook by Lee Jordan, Nick Ohrn

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Installing and activating a theme

Once you find or create a theme that is right for you, there is a need to install and activate it so that it can start providing the output for your WordPress install. Installation is easy once you know where WordPress expects theme files to be located, and activation is done through the administration panel with a few clicks. In this recipe, you'll learn exactly how to do both.

Getting ready

Download or create a theme that you wish to install. The theme's files should be contained in a single directory, exactly like the default WordPress themes are packaged.

How to do it...

First, you need to get your theme into the proper location in your WordPress install. Unless you've configured your installation in an unusual ...

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