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DePo Masthead on non-WP.com blogs?

  1. Hi all,

    A friend of mine is starting up an online magazine and is interested in using the DePo Masthead theme on a non-hosted WordPress install.

    I've seen a few forum posts talking about problems that people have had with this, but I can't seem to find the theme for installation, either using the wordpress back-end or Google. Can anybody point me in the right direction, or explain how I can duplicate the theme using its CSS pages? (these are the only parts of the theme I seem to be able to access from a wordpress.com blog)

    Thanks!

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  3. DePo Masthead as far as I know was only released on wordpress.COM, and using themes from here on a self-hosted blog can take in some cases a good bit of tweaking in order to get them to work well. Themes here have been pretty heavily modified to support the restrictions and features here.

    If I were your friend, I would do some more searching for other magazine style themes and see if they can't find another one that is available for self-hosted blogs.

    You can download this theme from the SVN, but like I said, you are likely going to have to change some of the PHP scripting and probably some of the CSS.

  4. Here is the link to the SVN repository for Depo. You will have to download all the files and folders and all the files in all the folders.

    https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/depo-masthead/

  5. Thanks! Modification is no problem. :)

  6. The main thing he likes about the DePo one is that it has multiple columns for the blog posts, so that makes the thing look less bloggy in general.

  7. As it happens, it doesn't seem like I will have to make many changes at all--I just uploaded the files to my wp-content/themes and it worked out of the box. :)

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