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I followed the steps in the video... "concrete-ize" a basic HTML theme in 8 minutes. Installed everything right in my hosting account and the theme is not appearing. I have attached a copy of the very simple design (minus) text and navigation. If anyone can assist me I would be greatful. This is a nightmare.

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chrisk860
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rritz replied on at Permalink Reply
rritz
Hi Chris, I never tried to make a theme from scratch myself and do not know the tutorial.
Have you looked at the folder structure that the preinstalled core themes have, or have you tried to download any free theme and looked into the folder structure? Have you seen to it that all necessary files are present?

It could even be easier to start with an existing theme and just customize the CSS to fit your needs. I always do that. Look at free themes and find one where the page elements like header, navigation, footer etc. are similar to your layout and go into the theme's main.css and typography.css to edit the theme
weyboat replied on at Permalink Reply
weyboat
Try attaching your complete theme (folder and contents) as a zip file so we can advice you better.
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chrisk860
I think this issue may be related to folder placement, but here is the zip file nonetheless. Thank you very much for taking the time to assist me.
chrisk860 replied on at Permalink Reply
chrisk860
I have been using Dreamweaver to design sites for almost five years and while all my sites use CSS, I have never had to manipulate someone else's CSS files. On this project I was simply taking a very simple HTML Design and trying to convert it to C5. The tutorials I saw cliamed that this was a very easy process, but nothing about any CMS application has been easy for me.
weyboat replied on at Permalink Reply
weyboat
Hi Chris
Now I have your files I can see why you are struggling..
In the UK it is now 23:00 hours and I need to sleep,
In the morning I will work on this for you and get in touch when I have something for you to work with..
Weyboat
chrisk860 replied on at Permalink Reply
chrisk860
I think I may be moving in thr wrong direction. I think a better course might be to use a simlar based theme which already has a blog, etc and then manipulate the CSS to make it look like I want.

Even if I get this template uploaded as a theme I still need to create the other pages. It's like every time I think I moving forward on this project, I go back to the beginning. Ugh!
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
Now that weyboat is helping you could you please tell the kind folks in your other thread that you no longer need their help. By double posting your question, you end up with a lot of folks trying to keep up with two threads on the same issue.
weyboat replied on at Permalink Reply
weyboat
Okay,
I will leave it to you to do that..