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29 May 2009 @ 01:37 pm
005: mood theme  
UPDATE [DEC 2010]: Just wanted to post a quick THANK YOU to everyone who has stumbled onto this post, left a comment, and credited the mood theme over the last year and a half. Stay awesome.


While I was making the 100+ Criminal Minds icons that I've posted/have yet to post, the many crazyawesome facial expressions of the cast (especially Reid omg) inspired me to make myself a mood theme. I held back from making it Reid-specific, so it's the whole team**! However, part of me knows that I will probably end up making themes for each individual character :P It's ridiiiiculously time consuming, but all I've got right now is time!

As always, I wanted to share since I don't think I've seen any others around and thought a person or two might be interested.



132 moods | 90x60 pixels | seasons 1-4



PLEASE comment if taking & credit if using! thank you :)


+ To preview the entire Criminal Minds mood theme, CLICK HERE

+ Download the complete mood theme: .zip & .txt
    If there's a problem with mediafire, let me know and I can use a different server.

+ If you cannot open the .txt file, copy and paste the code below into Notepad/Wordpad/MS Word/etc. You will need it for installation:


+ You will need to upload all 132 of the mood pictures to your own server, such as Phobucket.com. I strongly recommend Photobucket because you can create a new photo album exclusively for your mood theme, making your life A LOT easier later in the installation process. But obviously the choice in server is completely up to you!
Keep in mind, if your server renames your uploaded mood pictures, you must keep track of which URL corresponds with each mood. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. If your server renames the files, I have provided a list of all moods so you can save the URL next to each one as you upload them.



On to the installation! I've tried to be as clear and detailed as possible. If you have any questions, let me know and I will try my best to help :)


Installing the mood theme

For Plus/Paid/Permanent accounts:
1. Once all 132 of the mood theme pictures have been uploaded, go to admin console.

2. Copy and paste the following into the command box. Click EXECUTE.


3. If done correctly, you should see a message that reads: Success. Your new mood theme ID is ######.(example) Take note of this ID number, you will need it on the next step. DO NOT CLOSE THE WINDOW.

4. Open the .txt file and go to Edit > Replace (Ctrl + H). Find what: THEMEID. Replace with: Your personal ID number. Click Replace All.

5. Now the semi-tricky part. If you uploaded your mood theme pictures to a specific photo album on Photobucket, this will be a piece of cake:
    Copy the DIRECT LINK of any mood. Go to the .txt file and Edit > Replace (Ctrl + H).
    Find what: http://www.YOUR-URL-HERE.com/
    Replace with: paste your DIRECT LINK URL but delete 'moodtitle.png' so that the URL ends with the slash (example). Click Replace All.
    The reason this will work is because your mood pictures were not retitled AND you have uploaded them all to the same Photobucket album!

    If you did not use Photobucket, you simply must go through and replace 'http://www.YOUR-URL-HERE.com/mood.png' with its corresponding URL from your server.

6. When finished changing the URLs, select and copy your mood list (Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C). Go back to your Admin Console window and paste your list in the command box. Click EXECUTE.

7. When successful, your screen will have a complete list of your mood theme (example).

8. Go to mood theme editor and click USE for "Criminal Minds". All done! :)



For Basic accounts:
Yep, you can have customized mood themes on a Basic account! The trick is to temporarily upgrade your account to Plus. That's how I made mine.

    1. Go to account manager.

    2. Click UPGRADE TO A PLUS ACCOUNT.

    3. Go to admin console and FOLLOW STEPS 2-8 from above!

    4. Once you have finished creating your mood theme and set it as your default, it is time to downgrade your account back to BASIC. Go to account settings.

    5. On "Account Level", click CHANGE.

    6. Select DOWNGRADE TO A BASIC ACCOUNT and click CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT LEVEL.

    7. Click DOWNGRADE.

    8. You're finished! Your new custom mood theme should be ready to use and it will appear on the mood themes drop down menu in Customize Journal.


If there are any picture URL mishaps, you can always manually go back and edit the mood theme using the mood theme editor. If there are any questions/problems, let me know and I will try my best to help! :)

**You may notice one former member of the BAU missing in these. It was on purpose, sort of. She's in one of these, that counts right? :P


PLEASE comment if taking & credit muddymessymucky or catthebat if using! thank you :)
 
 
 
ashleybasses on May 29th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
i am so downloading this!
thanks (: (:
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
no problem :)
heart means everything: CM; Reid!; cutefailboats on May 30th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
I'm using. Thank you!
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
no prob, glad you like it! :)
Alexander: cm working a little magicalex_andras on May 30th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Oh, this totally made my day - I was just thinking last week that I wanted a CM mood theme. Thank you!
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
no problem! =)
Lynzi: spencerappleade682 on May 30th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
useing I'm going to try and be patient and upload some over the weekend. Love them great job, will credit!!!

Lynz
xxx
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
thank you! glad you like it, hopefully the installation won't be too much of a hassle :)


& your icon is adorable!
Helium Ravenseverity_softly on May 30th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
LOL You beat me to posting mine! :P Of course, mine is the boys only, no ladies, and I'm syuck on coming up with alternatives for the 'loved' and 'horny' themes for different ships. :P

These look lovely!
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
err, sorry? ;) i hadn't even thought about posting it at first, but i figured others might be looking for one. now i'm curious to see yours, especially since it's just the boys!! i'm going back and finishing my reid-specific one because i can't hold back any longer lol


thank you! :D

(untitled) - severity_softly on May 30th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(untitled) - catthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ღི♥ྀღaoibhe on May 30th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Not taking, but lovely job! ♥
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you =)
Lisacaffeinified on May 30th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
OMG Awesome!!! Love it!
catalina: undercover lovercatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
yay, glad you like it!
Nekiko: nerd!lovenekiko27 on May 30th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Will most likely use. Thanks!
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
no problem :)
Heatherdrunklove on May 30th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Saving this to my memories, thanks!
catalina: always and forevercatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
sweet, glad you like it! :)
SSA McGeek: Criminal Mindsmcgarrygirl78 on May 30th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
This is awesome. I already have an Emily Prentiss mood theme but I will save this to my memories and will certainly credit your great work if I use it.
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
thank you very much :)
electro_love21electro_love21 on May 30th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
o: thank you so much, snagged and will credit
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
no problem, glad you like it! :D
Vikgolden_helikaon on May 30th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Oooo, I'm so snagging this :D
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
glad you like it! & your icon is all kinds of adorable, made me giggle <3
A Fine Furry Friendmidnight_coffee on May 30th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Eek! So snagging and will credit of course! Thanks for all the work! :)
catalina: undercover lovercatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
no problem, glad you like it! :) making it was a lot of fun for me, got to re-watch so many episodes!
Oi! Don't diss the sonic!: ai//kradam//krislovesadamthedamaged on May 30th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Ah, I've been looking for a CM moodtheme, your amazing, def using will credit!
<3
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
aww thanks! glad you like it!
jessica: summer is happydrftngwy on May 30th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
ooh, i'm taking this. thanks so much!!! will credit, of course.
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
no problem! :)
a_kopite_roars on May 30th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
This is soo sweet!
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
=)

& i love the scene in your icon so much so that i used it twice in the theme! haha
Little Miss Mel: Chick dancingthalia_csiny on May 30th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
You are so awesome!! I've been looking for one for the longest time! Thanks for sharing and will definitely credit. :D
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
aww, thank you! glad i could help your CM mood theme search ;)
dalaz: cm prentiss - rocxmblovertriggerhappy on May 30th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
Ooooh. Not only is it awesome for being CM, but the pics/scenes match up really, really well. Great job!
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
thank you!! :)
monster_partiesmonster_parties on May 30th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Using! Awesome!
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
thanks, glad you like it! :)
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catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
oh, no problem! :)
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(untitled) - catthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Erica: Can't Talk Reid's Getting Naked byserpentskiss on May 30th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
So snagging this for my journal. I'll credit in my user info and layout when I upload it.
catalina: karrrrate chop youuuuucatthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
yay, thank you! glad you like it & your icon is made of WIN
(untitled) - serpentskiss on May 30th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
e_cae_ca on May 30th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
This is awesome.
Will credit you!
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
thank youuu :)
Sin of Pride: Criminal Minds- Reid explaining thingssin_of_pride on May 30th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
Absolutely downloading this, thank you so very much ♥ Will keep my eyes open if you decide to make a Reid-centric one :D
catthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
no problem, glad you like it! :) and that Reid one is coming, i just can't help myself!
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kristallized on May 30th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
oh wow. she looks beautiful in your icon!!!
(untitled) - catthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mae: hugsmae_linda on May 30th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
using! (although I have no idea how to make my layout show it :(

Thank you very much both for the layout and the perfectly clear instructions!

*squishes*
catalina: i will grow another treecatthebat on May 30th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
no problem! :) i remember how difficult it was installing mood themes for the first time, so i just wanted to try my best to help anyone who wasn't sure :D


as for your layout, your mood/music/location settings might be hidden. you can check your CSS and change the position (usually left, right, none) and they'll show up. although, it may make your layout look different depending on how it was designed.


(untitled) - mae_linda on May 31st, 2009 05:50 am (UTC) (Expand)