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isle15
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How do I use the WordPress theme

I purchased a wp theme and additional files. Can't get much help from whom I bought them from. When I go to unzip it so I can upload it to my server the files still are compressed. can some one please give me step by step instructions on how to do this
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isle15
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also forgot to mention when I use my ftp program and I log into my hosting account I just see a folder on the right but there are no files. isnt there suppose to be a folder where you upload your themes folder to. my site is http://www.howtogetanexbacknow.org
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aletta
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What happens if you unzip all the zipped files?

When you unzip the file you should see a bunch of php pages and stuff like that.

To get it onto your site you need to install wordpress. Then connect to your site by FTP, go into your public_html folder (or httpdocs, or whatever -- you'll know because you'll see a bunch of wordpress files that start with wp) and find your wp-content folder. Inside that is a Themes folder. Upload your new theme (everything inside the folder, folder included) into your Themes folder.

So it should be /wp-content/themes/yourthemename/ files and files and files.

There are soooooo many different themes out there that it's really hard for us to offer much assistance beyond that. One theme can be completely, completely different from another. That's why we made our own theme for AffiloBlueprint :)
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isle15
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Hi, thats the fist problem. there are no files on the right side of my ftp program just a folder, I double click on it and nothing happens. It looks like I extracted my themes but it doesn't seem right, there are 9 folders that look like papers 2 unzipped folders and 1 pdf.
PS what is affiloblueprint
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isle15
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Let me correct myself I wasn't logged in, but now that I am I get a bunch of files on the right that say nofollow, some files that show a # sign , one the is wp-logo, tag etc but no publichtml folder.
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sheepfarmer
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I don't know if I am even in the ball park with my suggestion but here it is. I sometimes have trouble explaining things but I will try. Go to your dashboard -then Add new themes- then hit upload - then browse- go to where you have it on your computer and bring it over to Wordpress in the zipped format- then hit the Install Now button.I don't know if that will work for you but that is how I do it.
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isle15
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This is a theme that I purchased so it wouldn't be in the dashboard under themes, it's a file I need to unzipp.
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sheepfarmer
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Don't get mad at me but did you try it. It won't be in their themes but if you downloaded the theme to your computer that is where you will bring it over from.
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isle15
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You are the man, it worked. And don't be silly your helping me why would I get mad at you. I'm mad at myself for not doing what you said yesterday. Thanks I appreciate it.
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aletta
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Oh yeah. Sometimes I forget that there are ways to get things online aside from FTP :)

AffiloBlueprint is: http://www.affilorama.com/affiloblueprint/
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