DePo Masthead on non-WP.com blogs?

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  • #529850

    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!

    #530058

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    #530066

    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.

    #530067

    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/

    #530068

    Thanks! Modification is no problem. :)

    #530069

    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.

    #530070

    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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