I received an email through the Contact form on this site from a Jean Mahserjian. Unfortunately Jean forgot to give me his/her email address so I couldn’t reply – Jean’s mail was as follows:
Tom, I downloaded your rubric theme to use with wordpress v. 1.5. But, I must be missing something basic on the setup. After I un zip the file, what do I do next? I simply created a directory called in the themes directory in my blog directory and copied those files. Didn’t work. Then I created a directory called rubric, copied all of the files from the default theme, and overwrote the ones you provided for rubric. Didn’t work. What do I do??
Obviously Jean wouldn’t have had this problem if I had included a simple ReadMe file with the theme – so I have updated the downloadable zipped Rubric theme with a ReadMe – apologies to anyone who had problems with their install and I hope this will answer most people’s questions.
If you don’t want to download it again, the text of the ReadMe is as follows:
Thanks for taking the trouble to download Rubric.
The first thing you need to ensure is that you are running WordPRess 1.5 – this version of Rubric has been created for WP 1.5.
Then take the folder you unzipped and copy it to your wordpress/wp-content/themes/ folder so you should now have wordpress/wp-content/themes/rubric
Next, through the WordPress administration interface, go to Options -> Presentation and you should see Rubric listed as one of the themes. On the right hand side of this screen, click on the activate button to make the theme active.
It should now be working for you