How do I customize how my theme shows up in the list of available themes in the Admin console, under the "Appearance" -> "Themes" section. I need to change stuff like the theme name, author, and description.
You need to create a
screenshot.png and store it in the theme directory.
See the directory for the TwentyTen theme:
That of course looks like this:
To update the theme name, author, and description you modify the header of the style.css file. Take the one from TwentyTen as an example; everything but
Theme Name: is optional:
/* Theme Name: Twenty Ten Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/ Description: The 2010 theme for WordPress is stylish, customizable, simple, and readable -- make it yours with a custom menu, header image, and background. Twenty Ten supports six widgetized areas (two in the sidebar, four in the footer) and featured images (thumbnails for gallery posts and custom header images for posts and pages). It includes stylesheets for print and the admin Visual Editor, special styles for posts in the "Asides" and "Gallery" categories, and has an optional one-column page template that removes the sidebar. Author: the WordPress team Version: 1.1 Tags: black, blue, white, two-columns, fixed-width, custom-header, custom-background, threaded-comments, sticky-post, translation-ready, microformats, rtl-language-support, editor-style */
You mean under Admin->Presentation->Themes? Then it is like http://computeraxe.com/theme-description-for-wordpress-blog-lies-in-the-stylesheet/