Themes

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  • #1087538

    lisamichele
    Member

    Hi, all. I’d like to change my theme..keeping the same format..left side text and photos, custom header – right side widgets etc. First off. you used to be able to preview your blog with each theme before making a final decision and I don’t see that option anymore.

    Secondly, can anyone recommend a theme that, as I mentioned above.. has the same layout as mine, a custom header…post to the right…everything else to the left?

    Thanks in advance,
    Lisa
    http://lisamichele.wordpress.com

    The blog I need help with is lisamichele.wordpress.com.

    #1087733

    justpi
    Member

    1) The option is still there. Appearance > Themes: below each theme thumbnail there’s a “Live Preview” button.
    2) Themes that support a header image listed here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/header-images/
    Themes with a right sidebar listed here (see under “One sidebar” and under “Sidebar(s) plus bottom and/or header”):
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/sidebars-and-other-widget-areas/
    Note: newest themes not listed in these posts (see the red note in my sidebar); for the newest themes see here:
    http://theme.wordpress.com/

    #1087799

    lisamichele
    Member

    Thank you so much, Justpi :)

    #1087803

    lisamichele
    Member

    Ooops..I don’t see the live preview option. I see’Live demo’, which doesn’t put my blog in..and ‘Use this Theme’. I even did a search for the word ‘preview’ and none turned up.

    #1087804

    lisamichele
    Member

    OH, wait..I see it now..I was looking in the new theme link.

    #1087805

    That’s the other theme browser.

    If, from the Dashboard, you choose: Appearance > Themes
    Do you then see a page that says “Manage Themes” with your current theme across the top? Then below you should see thumbnails of the available themes.

    Beneath each thumbnail it will say “activate” (or purchase), “LIVE PREVIEW” & “details

    Selecting “live preview” gives you the rough sense of the blog under the new theme.

    Are you not seeing the choices below the thumbnails?

    #1087806

    Oops- sorry- was typing when you posted. :)

    #1087807

    lisamichele
    Member

    OK..one more question. The theme ‘Twenty Twelve’ on the first page..left hand side.. – it says you can put a custom header in, but it looks like you have to pay for it..unless I’m missing something?

    #1087810

    justpi
    Member

    No you don’t have to pay. You just upload the image in Appearance > Header, as in all other themes that support header images. Note the suggested pixel dimensions.

    #1087812

    timethief
    Member

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