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♫ Instructions for Uploading a Custom Moodtheme

I have been working on a couple different sets of mood themes, so I thought it would be helpful to post instructions on how to install custom mood themes.


If you currently have a Basic (free) account, you can still have a custom mood theme. All you have to do is go here and switch to a Plus account. You can skip the page that asks for your information for advertisements. Follow the instructions below to install your mood theme. Once it's installed, you can keep the Plus account or go back to Basic. Again, if you go back to basic after installing your mood theme, your mood theme will still be on your LJ. If you change your mood theme later, you can just go back to a Plus account and make your changes.

If you can, I'd suggest using the admin console. The Custom Mood Theme Editor may be simpler, but takes longer and and freezes your browser while it loads every image.


Using the Admin Console

1. Download the zip file for the mood theme you want, and unzip it.

2. Upload the 132 mood images to your domain, or an image hosting site like Photobucket. Do not change the file names.

3. Go to the LJ admin console.

4. Now, in the text box, paste in the following:

moodtheme_create "Title of Theme" "Short Description of Theme"

Of course, replace the "Title of Theme" and "Short Description of Theme" text with the title and description. They can be anything as long as they help you remember what theme it is. Once you're done, click "execute". If you're successful, the console will give you a number. Write down or copy this number. It is VERY IMPORTANT.

5. Go back to the zip file and open the "adminconsolecodes.txt" file. Using the "replace" tool in your notepad program, replace the 123456 number with the very important number the console provided in the previous step. Also replace the "http://www.website.com/" url with the url to the folder that stores the images on your domain, or the photobucket album. (After your done, each link should be a direct link to the image, ie: http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x77/viridianicons/moods/rh/aggravated.png)

6. Now, paste in the edited codes into the admin console, and click execute. You should be directed to a page with your accepted codes. If not, you will need to go back and re-do the steps again.

7. Now go to your customize page. There should be a "Mood Theme" section on your new page - underneath it, there is a drop down menu. Use the drop down to find your new theme. Save changes.

If you're using s1, simply scroll down your customize page until you find the "Mood Themes" section. Use the drop down to find your new theme. Save changes.

And you're done! Your theme should now be up on your LJ.



Using the Custom Mood Theme Editor

1. Download the zip file for the mood theme you want, and unzip it.

2. Upload the 132 mood images to your domain, or an image hosting site like Photobucket. Do not change the file names.

3. Go to the Custom Mood Theme Editor. Underneath "Create a New Theme", enter in the name of the mood theme you are about to upload. Click the create button.

4. Now you need to use the URLs of the mood images that you uploaded earlier. Enter in the appropriate URL for each mood section. Make sure that the height and width for each mood image is entered and correct, otherwise that mood will not be saved. When you're done, click on Save Changes at the bottom. And you're done!

5. Now go back to your Mood Theme Editor. Your new theme should be included on your list of mood themes. When you find it, look to the right of the mood icons and click on the "Use" button. Save changes, and your mood theme should be up on your LiveJournal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. :)

IF YOU TAKE ONE OF MY MOODTHEMES, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CREDIT ME IN YOUR USERINFO
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