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wychwood ([personal profile] wychwood) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2009-05-02 04:19 pm
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How-To: Custom Mood Themes

There's been some discussion of how to set up mood themes here already, but I wrote up my notes on How To Make Your Custom Mood Theme in a comment on someone's journal, and I thought they might be worth sharing here as well:

Basically, you need to:

a) upload your images somewhere

b) copy the text block from here (all the lines of "moodtheme_setpic 1234 90 http://www.yourdomain.com/accomplished.jpg 100 60" etc) into a simple text editor such as Notepad

c) go to the console (the reference is here, if you wanted to look at it).

d) create your moodtheme with "moodtheme_create " - eg "moodtheme_create "SGA moodtheme" "SGA doodle moodtheme"" or whatever

e) find-and-replace:
  • www.yourdomain.com with whatever the actual path to your image files is

  • .jpg if your files are .png or .gif, etc

  • 100 60 if your images are a size other than 100px by 60px

  • 1234 with your actual theme number, as created in step c)

f) go back to the console and paste in the edited block of text

ta-da, instant moodtheme!
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[personal profile] kahtyasofia 2009-05-02 04:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh thank you! I just finished my existing list of tweaks last night and I was sitting here wondering how I might go about making a mood theme!
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[personal profile] trickster 2009-05-02 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, geez, I'd completely forgotten about the console. That would've saved me so much time.
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[personal profile] sorchasilver 2009-05-02 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much for this, it made life really easy and I got my mood theme up and running in a few minutes.
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[personal profile] pseudo_tsuga 2009-05-03 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
I was just wondering how to replicate my mood theme. Thank you so much!
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[personal profile] starwinds 2009-05-03 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I'm adding this to my memories.
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mood theme for community

[personal profile] starglyph 2009-05-03 06:37 am (UTC)(link)
These are the first set of instructions I've ever understood for creating a mood theme, and it all worked perfectly for my journal. Thank you!

I also want to use the same mood theme for my community, which is where I run into a problem. At the console, there's no option to switch from my journal name to my comm name, and I only end up creating the same mood theme for my journal. But if I try it by going to the journal customizing page and am able to work as the comm name, once I enter the information to "create" a theme, the mood theme creator gives me a page with hundreds of blank boxes to fill in with the text, instead of a nice big window I can paste it all into at once.

What am I missing?
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Re: mood theme for community

[personal profile] starglyph 2009-05-05 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Well, the good news is that it wasn't just a case of dumb on my part! :)

And thanks to you making it so understandable, I'm sure I'll have no trouble creating it manually. Thanks again!