Hello! I spent this afternoon writing what I hope is a fairly exhaustive guide for using the ESC Template. It includes pictures, step-by-steps, explanations, application suggestions, as well as workarounds/stop-gaps for Mac users!
You can find it at this url: http://dont-starve.surge.sh/
I wrote it pretty much all in one go and there are likely typos and errors due to my inexperience. If you see something you KNOW to be in error please let me know and I will try to update it as soon as I can. Additionally, I cannot offer support for errors or crashes. I mostly made this for my friends, who aren't quite as computer-experienced as I am and were intimidated by the existing guides, and just I thought it would be nice to share, especially since Mac modding support is severely lacking.
I hope you find it useful!