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Installing themes, and bulk install plugins break (9 posts)

  1. barnfind
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    Installing and removing plugins work as expected.

    Installing theme failed as long as this plugin is activated, and not even used (selected ftp method) with an "file is empty...... " message. When I deactivated this plugin, it worked straight off.

    After I installed the theme, I activated this plugin again, and my theme was in need of a bunch of plugins, suggestion to use a bulk-install. This was also broken when trying to use this plugin to login/authenticate.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ssh-sftp-updater-support/

  2. TerraFrost
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried installing a few themes and ran into intermittent problems mostly relating to the particular themes I was installing.

    For example...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/pagelines

    wp-content/themes/pagelines/includes/class.render.css.php / write_css_file() may try to include this plugin's sftp.php file. Attempting to do so, however, yields errors complaining about how functions like screen_icon and submit_button can't be found. The reason they're not being found is because that theme isn't including them when it should be.

    The two other themes I tried didn't have any problems. But maybe the theme you're trying does. What's the name of it?

    Thanks!

  3. barnfind
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A commercial theme, Skybox bought via http://themeforest.net, and the ssh login is with ssh key (passwords were disabled on the account)

  4. TerraFrost
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm... so this is borderline piracy I suppose but... would you be willing to email me the zip of that theme so I could test it out?

    If you could provide me with SFTP access myself that'd be helpful, too, but getting a copy of the theme seems like it'd be a little less invasive.

  5. barnfind
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I need an email-address then in order to send you anything at all then.

  6. TerraFrost
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh yah lol. terrafrost@php.net.

  7. TerraFrost
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    So I've figured out what the problem is. It's not specific to that theme but rather to any plugin / theme that has to be manually uploaded. The fact that this plugin lets you upload keys is causing another part of WordPress to think a file was uploaded when one wasn't which is causing that error.

    I expect I'll have a fix for you this evening.

    Thanks!!

  8. barnfind
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds great! I guess this is a problem others have hit before, but not been able to figure out the source of the problem. Hopefully more people will be satisfied with your plugin and WordPress in general when this issue(s) gets fixed. (Also the batch plugin install problem which happens when the theme is installed and has "missing dependencies" and is unable to complete with the same error message)

  9. TerraFrost
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try replacing your sftp.php with this one:

    http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/ssh-sftp-updater-support/trunk/sftp.php

    Thanks!

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