All users can create, edit, and delete custom mood themes with the Custom Mood Theme Editor
. Mood themes for personal journals can be created and edited with Admin Console
Images used in custom mood themes can either be uploaded to your ScrapBook
or to a webspace provider that allows remote loading to LiveJournal
. URLs for custom mood theme images cannot exceed 100 characters. In addition, you will need to input the width and the height of the image in pixels. Any mood theme images that are larger than 100 x 100 pixels will be scaled down to be within this size limit.
You can view a particular mood theme along with the mood theme IDs by appending &mode=tree
to the mood theme URL:
Submissions for new public mood themes are not accepted currently, due to the increase in bandwidth caused by new mood themes; however, you can always create your own private mood theme.
Community Mood Themes & Deleting Personal Mood Themes
You must use the Custom Mood Theme Editor
to create, edit, or delete a custom mood theme, since it is not possible to use Admin Console
commands for community mood themes. You will also need to use the Custom Mood Theme Editor
to delete a mood theme for your personal journal.
Make sure to select your community from the Work as user:
drop-down menu and click Switch
before beginning work on your community's mood theme.
Once created, you can preview your community's mood theme. Replace themeid
with the themeID for your mood theme and ownerid
with your user ID number (found on your User Info
page in parentheses right next to your username).
Creating & Editing Mood Themes Manually
After creating a custom mood theme with the instructions on the Mood Icons
documentation page or the Custom Mood Theme Editor
, you can edit your mood theme manually, by using your mood theme's themeid and the same moodtheme_setpic
command that you would use to create the mood theme manually.
The Admin Console
has two other custom mood theme commands:
- moodtheme_list: If you have forgotten your mood theme's themeid, you can use this command to recover it. The moodtheme_list command lists all public mood themes, followed by any mood themes that you own.
- moodtheme_list themeid: Replace themeid with the themeid of your mood theme to see which moods are defined in your mood theme.