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How to add new theme to my website? (26 posts)

  1. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello I had extracted my theme to my wordpress from bluehost but I still couldn't see my theme available to install?

  2. webdevsonline
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First check there isnt another subfolder in your new theme - sometimes when you manually extract an item it can go themename > themename > themefiles instead of themename>themefiles.

    If you downloaded one throught wordpress, uninstall the theme and try again.

  3. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I downloaded from other sites. I did not see the existence of my theme, so there's no way to uninstall it the fact that it hasn't been installed it successfully previously.

    What I uploaded was a zip folder, is that alright? Inside that zip, it has a single folder all wrapped in those little bits with its theme name, then inside that folder, it has all those php files and several folders regarding the css, admin, licence...etc.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - unpack the archive and upload just the theme's folder to wp-content/themes.

  5. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The theme's folder which includes all those php files? But it won't let me to upload folder format?

  6. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    oh wait I think I had uploaded the folder but I do not know how I did that...anyway do I just export it to theme directory?

  7. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Uploaded it in folder format here: public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes
    Going back to wordpress.com dashboard>appearence>theme, I couldn't see my theme??

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You have a wordpress.com site?

  9. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I had a wordpress.com site before and changed it to a .com site with mapping without the word wordpress, so it becomes a self hosted site.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - it doesn't become self-hosted. It's still hosted at wordpress.com which means that you cannot upload any themes.

  11. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    But I have bluehost, and that means it becomes self hosted.

  12. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And I did that through cPanel, is that right? And how can I see my theme, I could not see any.

  13. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the site linked with your user name here in the forum is definitively a WordPress.com hosted site;

    if you are referring to a different site, please post a link.
    have you installed the wordpress.org files to your bluehost server and set-up the site?
    can you acccess the default themes Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

  14. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I made a one click easy installation with Blue Host, but I do not know the rest of how it works.

    My site: http://pose-central.com/

    Can I reach to a wordpress.org dashboard through Blue Host since wordpress.com's dashboard aren't working to me with dozen times of testings.

  15. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can see those folders Twenty...etc. in my theme directory through cpanel, though still couldn't make mine works.

  16. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How can I access WordPress.ORG dashboard>appearance>theme through blue host? I think this is the reason I couldn't see it because I was in .COM.

  17. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  18. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wordpress.com told me to ask here, so I don't think I should go back there.

    Can someone tell me how to upload theme through blue host and access it through the wordpress.org dashboard?

  19. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    for any questions related to the site http://pose-central.com/ please contact WordPress.com or their forums.

    for anything related to WordPress.org read the linked documentation and post back here when you have a link to a self-hosted site running on WordPress.org software.

  20. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I contacted them and they told me it involves something with ORG WordPress, therefore I went here.

    About the linked documentation, I cannot see the link. What is that, is it like connecting the host to the site so they can communicate...?

  21. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Should I set up some kind of database with mysql first to have wordpress.org installed completely?

  22. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As mentioned, your site is hosted with wordpress.com. You can see their nameservers and IP addresses listed on a dig: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi-bin/dig?query=pose-central.com

    If you want your site hosted with your host, you'll need to have those records changed to point to your hosting company's nameservers.

    See the articles formerly provided by alchymyth

  23. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If I had pointed to bluehost, will my website right now be lost?

    Can I have server point to bluehost, yet have my website content not to be lost?

  24. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had pointed to 2 bluehost servers a few moments ago from my wordpress domain entry. So do I wait for a few days and then I can continue with my theme and install wordpress? But will my previous site's contents be lost?

  25. posecentral
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried to login to http://www.pose-central.com/wp-admin but I couldn't? Anything wrong, can someone help me with this too.

  26. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you are still having troubles logging in, try resetting your password via PHPMyAdmin from your cPanel with your host. See: http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password#Through_phpMyAdmin

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