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Even more free WordPress themes

WordPress.com -> WordPress.orgSo, you already know about all the fabulous free themes available at WordPress.org, right? We’ve talked about how to choose a theme, and their great tag and filter search in the past.  But, did you know you can also use some of the free WordPress.com themes?  You need a bit of know-how (or a bit of help), but it’s definitely do-able.  Here’s how:

  1. Download and install WinHTTrack (which is a fabulous tool for taking a ‘flat’ back-up of any site on the internet – more on that another day)
  2. Go to https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com
  3. Click the name of the theme you’re looking for
  4. Copy the address from the top (something like https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/forever/)
  5. Plug this into WinHTTrack, which will run through and save each of the files to the folder you’ve chosen on your computer (I’d create one with the same name as the theme)
  6. Upload the folder to your wp-content/themes folder
  7. Go into Appearance > Themes and you’ll see your brand-new theme listed
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