This FAQ applies only to the old style system (S1), which is no longer supported. See this FAQ
for instructions for the newer style system.→ Switch to S2 for the latest features and themes.
First, create a style
. You can either create a blank style or base your style on an existing system style template. Then, edit your style at the Edit Styles
If you are a Basic Account user and want to create a S1 style, you will first need to purchase a Paid Account
. Basic Account users can customize their journals using S1's overrides
or S2's customization options
Whether you create a blank style or base your new style on an existing template, the default name for a new style is <username>-<view type>-new
. (For instance, a new LASTN
style of yours would be named exampleusername-lastn-new
You will need to change the name of your new S1 style by typing a new name under "Style Description" on the Edit Style
page. Until you change the name of the style from the default name, you will be unable to create new styles for that view. The style creation page will not overwrite an existing style.
Under "Style Options" on the Edit Style
page, you can choose whether the style is Public; this determines whether another LiveJournal user can see the code for your style.
You will need to save your style for any changes to take effect. You can then preview the style by using the customview
link provided to you upon saving.
Once you have created a custom S1 style, you will need to explicitly choose to use that style
for your journal.