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Feb. 10th, 2007

I need some technical help.

I was all excited last night about using my new mood theme, but for some reason it doesn't work. I downloaded the mood theme. I went to my settings and selected the theme--it does show up on my list. But it doesn't appear on my posts. I'm thinking I've missed a step, probably uploading the theme's pictures to LJ, but I don't see where or how to do that.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks!

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danceswithwords
Feb. 10th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
You have to upload the image files to a server. When you display a mood theme in your journal, livejournal will automatically pull the image file from that server. (That's why merely having the images on your local machine doesn't work for anybody but you--it's not serving them to others on the Internet.)

You then have to go into the LJ command console and execute commands to tell LJ which image corresponds to which mood. The LJ documentation sucks, but the mood theme page is here. I think there's an easier explanation of the console commands floating around, but I can't find it right now.

One thing the LJ documentation doesn't make very clear is that emailing the mood theme to them makes it publically available as an official LJ mood, which the person who created your theme probably doesn't want to do. That's too bad, because the email method seems like an easier shortcut at first glance.

Good luck!
carrielee
Feb. 10th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And Happy Birthday! I noticed it was your day when I logged on this morning. My hubby's b-day was the 6th--seems I like Aquarians! I'm really glad we met last year and I look forward to seeing you this Labor Day. Just another good thing fandom has brought me! Have a great day.
danceswithwords
Feb. 11th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm also looking forward seeing you next September; we've got our hotel room booked already and everything.
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