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Can't install theme. HELP!! (13 posts)

  1. dandifed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When trying to install a new theme (weaver 2.2.6) it prompts me to enter:
    Hostname
    ftp user/pass

    After entering, it proceeds to install but fails stating:
    "Destination folder already exists. /public_html/wp-content/themes/weaver/"

    So I goto themes and there is a section for 'broken themes'.

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.

    Name Description
    Weaver Child The parent theme is missing. Please install the "weaver" parent theme.

    HELP! I just want these damn theme installed!

  2. dandifed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ...and when installing any other theme or updates, it says:

    'An error occurred while updating Akismet: Could not create directory. /public_html.'

    Help!

  3. haknick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you try removing the weaver folder completely and starting up again from the beginning ?

  4. dandifed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have. Every time i try and install it, it responds :
    "An error occurred while updating Akismet: Could not create directory. /public_html.'

    when it asks for the 'Hostname" does this just mean my domain url?

    Thanks man.

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - it wants your FTP hostname.

  6. dandifed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  7. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - just domain.com. You also need to provide your FTP username and password.

  8. dandifed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. I entered that originally. any idea what this message means?:
    "An error occurred while updating Akismet: Could not create directory. /public_html.'

  9. aash
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    umm i had the same problem :P

    i think some thing is wrong with your ftp address

    like the host who provides you hosting will have some ftp names .

    or download it from wp then install it via upload new rather than downloading it direct from the admins panel .

  10. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  11. dandifed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah okay. Thanks man.
    Damn- Nothing can ever go smoothly the first time...

  12. dandifed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi Thanks for the link but I have no idea what everyone is talkin about. This is my first website.
    @aash - I tried to upload a different theme - exact same message.

    Fml...

  13. wpweaver
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For what it is worth, unless you have a VPS or other dedicated server, getting the message for FTP credentials means you host is running out of date and dangerous versions of a web server.

    While WordPress supports FTP file access to the site, it is an indication of other issues.

    I would recommend switching to a host that keeps its customers using up to date software that uses safe shared server file systems.

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