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[resolved] How do I activate a new theme? (7 posts)

  1. piedpiper100
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I uploaded a new theme using my host FTP. It still doesn't show up in the WP Presentation tab. Isn't it supposed to update immediately? How do I get it to appear? Please help, as I've been at this for DAYS.

    Thank you.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Review the Adding new themes section in the Using Themes article. May also need to change file permissions to 755 or even 777 for that theme folder or the files in that theme's folder.

    See: Changing_File_Permissions

  3. piedpiper100
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Michael, thanks for the quick response. I read through those links but am not able to find where I change the file permissions as you've suggested. I open the theme folder and don't see where I can do this. I don't mean to be dense, but I really need idiot-proof directions.

    thanks so much.

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I use FileZilla to do that. Some hosts allow change file permissions via their File Manager also.

  5. piedpiper100
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    do I have the right file path?

    ftp://ftp.gailhamlin.com/wordpress/wp-content/themes/

    this is where my themes are.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What folder is wp-config.php in? That's the folder where wp-content resides, so wp-content/themes is the folder for your themes. In that folder wp-content/themes you should see the subfolders for classic and default, the two themes that come with WordPress.

  7. piedpiper100
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Michael... after almost 8 hours I finally got the theme up and running... mostly. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to manipulate it to what I really want. I'm used to Blogger and that was just so easy. This has been a huge challenge.

    Thanks for your help!

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