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installing a new theme (14 posts)

  1. 1859swan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I selected a theme and saved and activated it. It shows up in my themes, but when I go to my site, it is the 2012 wordpress theme. What am I missing?

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Does your admin theme panel actually indicate that your chosen theme is, in fact, active?

    If so, then while looking at your site press the Ctrl and F5 keys at the same time to refresh your browser cache and reload the page.

  3. 1859swan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have attempted to download a few themes from other sites and wordpress is not recognizing them as zip files. When the download comes to my computer I must extract it to someplace in order to save it. Then when I attempt to upload them to my dashboard I receive a message that it must be in a zip file. Any suggestions?

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You just stated that you extract it? It cannot be extracted, or it's no longer a zip file

    You simply save the zip file somewhere, say to your desktop, and then upload that zip file - no extraction

  5. 1859swan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This the error message I received:

    The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    I tried 2 different themes from 2 differnt sites and got the same message. How do I resolve?

  6. gnba1941
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem with CodeCanyon's Thumbnail Scroller (WP NextGEN Gallery Template) theme. According to the author "I'm sorry but the theme can be installed only by being uploaded trough FTP." Upload it to the root directory. For this theme there's a link for installing; "http://www.screenr.com/vbd8"
    Hope this might help.

  7. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you unzip the file as it may bundled with other files and you may a theme folder

  8. 1859swan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I tried to upload after unzipping, I get a message that says it doesn't recognize the package as a zip file.

  9. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    when you unzip what do you see in the file

  10. 1859swan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Intention of Good (theme name) xml document
    FAQ internet shortcut
    Template setup - internet shortcut

  11. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I do not see any files in there that are wordpress theme where did you get the theme.

  12. 1859swan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    btemplates.com

  13. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    looks like they templates and not wordpress themes.
    you can search for themes on this page click on themes

  14. 1859swan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your help. I found another theme and it worked!

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