June 5th, 2005

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Instructions on how to upload your custom mood theme (for a free account)

Aug 2 2006: THIS TUTORIAL IS NO LONGER NECESSARY
Thanks to LJ's new Plus account type, you no longer need to manually add your mood images to each entry. You can change to a Plus account, install your mood theme, and then either keep the Plus account or go back to Basic. If you choose the latter, your theme will still be on your LJ when you change. Now all instructions are on the paid user tutorial page.

I am going to keep this page up incase LJ ever changes its account types and no longer offers the same features.


INSTRUCTIONS

Alright, due to the large amount of people commenting to tell me that you can use a mood theme with a free account, I've written up a tutorial on how to do so. Frankly, I think it would be a lot easier to just spend the $5 and get a paid account for 2 months, and then the mood theme would still be working when your paid account runs out. That way, if you wanted to change the theme, you'd just have to replace the images you have uploaded with the new ones, as the urls would still be the same.

Anyway, if you don't have the $5, or don't have any way to send it in, here's a tutorial on how to manually add each image to your entries for free accounts (if you have a paid account, go here).

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That's all!

Before you comment with any problems with your mood theme upload, please READ THIS TROUBLESHOOTING POST.
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