how to: upload custom moodtheme

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May. 8th, 2009 | 06:19 pm
music: music show, marmaduke duke
mood: nervous nervous

i was fiddling about with dreamwidth and found out a way to upload a moodtheme. i searched around but haven't found another how to post yet so hopefully, there isn't one :") this is just a simple way to upload a moodtheme onto dreamwidth for those of you who have paid accounts and were't sure about it before. it's very, very similar to the way you upload a moodtheme onto livejournal but i am going to go into full detail here anyway for anyone's benefit.

1) find a moodtheme and upload the seperate images onto a host site like photobucket. do not change any of the names!

2) go to the dreamwidth admin console. in the box, paste in:

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

make sure to change the title of the theme to your desired title and click execute. if you did everything correctly, you should get a number. (from here on it is the same as if you are uploading it onto lj.) keep a note of this number! do not navigate away from this page.

3) go to the original moodtheme you downloaded and open it up. it should have a .txt file which has all of the admin console codes you need. using the "replace" tool in your notepad, replace the 12345 number with the number you generated in step 2. also replace the hosting website to your own host.

4) copy everything in the now edited .txt file and copy it into the box. click "execute" again. if you did everything correctly, your moodtheme should now be accepted. (if not, go back and re-do the steps.) if you go to your customizing journal page, the moodtheme you uploaded should be under the drop down menu in the mood theme option. now simply select it!

i hope this helps someone atleast. it's very simple and you shouldn't have any problems with it : )

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from: [personal profile] crusader
date: May. 8th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)

baaw why only for paid? ):


from: [personal profile] ex_revive383
date: May. 8th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)

this helps because, a.



from: [personal profile] ex_revive383
date: May. 8th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)

p.s. do you have a copy of the... txt file I may borrow as reference? I have the images uploaded at my pb, but I deleted the file a long time ago, b'awww :(

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from: [personal profile] choi
date: May. 8th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)

here you go!

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from: [personal profile] ex_revive383
date: May. 8th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)

ty Ren! :3

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from: [personal profile] moriarty
date: Jul. 17th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)

(Found this through Google Search...) Thank you for taking the time to write this out! =)


Miu Miu

from: [personal profile] muimui
date: Sep. 21st, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)

Found this via google as well. Many thanks for this helpful post! Testing this out right now!



from: [personal profile] punky_96
date: Jan. 3rd, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)

Found this using google as well. Thank you so much. I just learned how to do this on LJ and wondered what to do for DW. I really appreciate it :)


the emperor of ice-cream

from: [personal profile] revanchist
date: Jan. 7th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)

Found this via google - really a godsend, thanks!



from: [personal profile] lunairetic
date: Jul. 19th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)

I found this through a Google search -- you've been an invaluable help! Thank you.



from: [personal profile] amaresu
date: Nov. 8th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)

I am a completely random person you don't know, but I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful instructions on how to upload a moodtheme through the console here at DreamWidth.



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from: [personal profile] briar_pipe
date: Mar. 16th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)

Thank you, this was very helpful!



from: [personal profile] hazelwho
date: Apr. 7th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)

Thank you for this!



Thank you!

from: [personal profile] venusinchains
date: Jul. 10th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)

Simple and straightforward. Worked like a charm. Thank you. :)

(Found you via Google, btw.)



from: [personal profile] sylvaine
date: Dec. 1st, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)

Thank you for explaining this!

(found via google)



from: [personal profile] eveiya
date: Dec. 23rd, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)

Thank you! :-)

(Another one here via google.)



from: [personal profile] wallflowering
date: Feb. 14th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much for this! :D



from: [personal profile] karusa
date: Apr. 29th, 2013 07:19 am (UTC)

This only works for paid accounts?



from: [personal profile] breyzyyin
date: Oct. 8th, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)

Found this on Google! Thank you so much for the information: it was very helpful! ♥


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from: [personal profile] toxic_tsarina
date: Nov. 23rd, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)

You rock, thanks so much for this.

Edited (spelling wut do?) 2013-11-23 07:09 pm (UTC)



from: [personal profile] jitterylittlething
date: Jun. 14th, 2017 07:30 pm (UTC)

Thank you for posting this! :)