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Manual installation (FTP)

To add an Authors Notepad to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the Authors Notepad archive and extract the files it contains. You need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, create a directory to save Authors Notepad in the wp-content/themes directory provided by WordPress. For example: wp-content/themes/authors-notepad
  2. Upload the Authors Notepad files to the new directory on your host server.
  3. Follow the instructions below for selecting the Authors Notepad.

To select Authors Notepad for your website:

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
  2. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.
  3. From the Available Themes section, click on the Theme title (or Theme screenshot) for Authors Notepad to activate.
  4. A preview of the Theme will be shown.
  5. To activate the Theme click the Activate “Authors Notepad” link in the top right.
  6. Then you need to go to the Appearance -> Customize for further customization of your theme.

Your selection should immediately become active.

Note: If the Theme preview is blank, do not activate the new Theme without investigating further. Your website may not be displayed correctly, otherwise.


To customize Authors Notepad using the built in options, Authors Notepad should already be active:

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
  2. Select the Appearance panel, then Customize.
  3. A page explaining the options will be displayed.
  4. Click save to finalize your selections.

Your selection should immediately become active.