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help needed on uploading themes, plugins to my forum

edited June 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
I am a newb to Vanilla Forums. I would like to add a theme & maybe more. I have downloaded some but none have a readme file with instruction. I need instructions on which files need to be uploaded to my forum and where. I know there must be some details here somewhere ,but I can not find any.
Remember I am a newb and old, so please give some easy to follow instructions..Thanks,man
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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    edited June 2011 Answer ✓
    In your example you unzip the pockets plugin where you should be left with a folder called Pockets which contains all of the files you need.

    Upload this Pockets folder to your servers /plugins folder. After that is done you go to your Dasboard then Plugins where you should see the plugin ready to be enabled. You'll notice at the top of the plugins page it should tell you the folder to put the plugin into.

    Themes are installed in much the same way, but they go into your /themes folder.

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    lucluc ✭✭
    edited June 2011
    http://vanillaforums.org/docs

    From http:://yourforum.com/dashboard/settings/themes
    hemes allow you to change the look & feel of your site.
    Once a theme has been added to your /path/to/your/forum/themes folder, you can enable it here.
    To add a theme, unzip the downloaded file in that folder.
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    Well, I guess no one understands my question. I will try to think of a better way to ask it. I really want to add a theme and some plugins, but there is a lack of any understandable directions here. --I know how to download to my pc & unzip the addons I want, all I need to know is which files to upload to my server. I see that every addon has 2 or 3 folders with several files, do I need to upload each file, and where do I put them ?
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    lucluc ✭✭
    edited June 2011
    All directories/files, and as for the folder, as described above.
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    OK Luc, I am sorry, but I just don't understand what you are telling me.

    Lets say I want to install the addon "Pockets", I download to my PC and unzip it, I see it contains 2 PHP files, 1 jscript file, 1 DS_STORE file, and 1 PNG image file.+ 3 folders (design, views, and locale), the design folder has a cascading style sheet doc in it, views folder has 3 PHP files in it, and locale has 1 PHP file.
    -- Now what do I do with all this, upload it to where ? all of it ?

    Once again, I am sorry if I am making this hard to explain to me.
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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    edited June 2011 Answer ✓
    In your example you unzip the pockets plugin where you should be left with a folder called Pockets which contains all of the files you need.

    Upload this Pockets folder to your servers /plugins folder. After that is done you go to your Dasboard then Plugins where you should see the plugin ready to be enabled. You'll notice at the top of the plugins page it should tell you the folder to put the plugin into.

    Themes are installed in much the same way, but they go into your /themes folder.
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    Cool, thanks Todd, you explained it perfectly, that's what I needed to know. It worked ! Now I just need to figure out how to actually use Pockets. --peace man
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