How to Customize the Theme on a Wikia Wiki

Two Parts:Getting to the Theme Designer PageDesigning the Theme

Some people with free wikis on Wikia prefer to have a custom theme, rather than sticking with the default theme. Well, Wikia's theme designer allows you to change the design of your current theme, and 'jazz it up.'

Part 1
Getting to the Theme Designer Page

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    Go to your wiki's home page. It can be accessed by the URL for your wiki, if you remember what it is.
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    Go to your admin dashboard. This is where you'll find the page where you can make your custom theme, and it can be accessed at YOUR WIKI NAME.wikia.com/wiki/Special:AdminDashboard.
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    Look for the "Theme Designer" button and click on it. Clicking on that button will take you to the page where you can design your theme.

Part 2
Designing the Theme

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    Choose a new wiki theme if you want one. Look at the different themes under the "Theme" option and click on the new theme of your choice.
    • Keep in mind that you're only in Preview Mode, and your theme is not saved yet.
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    Click on the "Customize" option. It allows you to customize your theme, hence the name.

Choosing the Colors and Graphic Image

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    Choose the color of your theme. Click on the current color under "color," and you'll see a box of colors. When you find a color that you like, click on it. You can also enter your own color name or HTML color code.
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    Choose a graphic image. Click on the current graphic image under "graphic," and you'll see a box of different graphic images. Find one that you like, and click on it.
    • Alternatively, you can upload your own graphic image by clicking on "Browse" (if on a computer), or "Choose File" (if on a mobile device). Keep in mind that you can only upload JPG, GIF and PNG files.
    • Choose the colors for the buttons, links, headers and color. Just click on the current color under each word ("buttons," "links," "headers," and "color.") and you'll see a box of colors. Find the color that you want, and click on it. You can also enter your own color name or HTML color code.

Customizing the Wordmark

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    Click on "wordmark" to customize the wordmark. Here are the options for customizing the wordmark:
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    Customize the text. You can change the font by clicking on the "font" drop-down menu and selecting a font, change the size by clicking on the "size" drop-down menu and selecting a size, and change the text if you'd like by entering new text in the proper field and clicking on "Change text."
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    Upload a graphic wordmark. Click on "Browse" (if on a regular computer), or "Choose File" on a mobile device, and follow the uploading instructions.
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    Upload a favicon. Click on "Browse" (if on a regular computer), or "Choose File" on a mobile device, and follow the uploading instructions.
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    Click on "Save, I'm done" when you're done.

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