Why don’t downloaded CSS themes work on my blog?

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  • #400307

    bbfreeze
    Member

    Hi, I’m trying to download and use the theme Scribblings for my WordPress blog’s CSS theme. I backspace everything in the CSS editor and paste in the CSS file from the Scribblings .zip (and yes, I do have it set to “Start from scratch and just use this”), but when I preview my blog, it looks messed up and not nearly close to what the original Scribblings theme looks like. Am I doing something wrong? Am I not doing a certain step(s)? Let me know! Thank you!

    bbfreeze.com

    The blog I need help with is bbfreeze.com.

    #400424

    raincoaster
    Member

    Downloaded themes do not work on WordPress.COM blogs; they are for WordPress.ORG blogs. The CSS upgrade only allows you to edit your existing theme’s CSS to a limited extent; if you’re fluent with CSS editing, you can do amazing things, but you cannot just copy and paste. It will never work. I advise you to review the references recommended in the CSS forum and try adapting one of the themes here; if you use Sandbox, you can do virtually anything.

    #400434

    /nod to raincoaster.

    CSS is theme dependent. It is written by individual authors and each one does things differently.

    #400467

    bbfreeze
    Member

    oooh. Thanks! Sorry for making you answer… me and my retarded self (:

    #400710

    Thank you!! I had the same problem and this post answered my questions – thank you for the original post, and thank you to the responders!!!

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