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My first SOS cry! can't open my theme folder (6 posts)

  1. Ohoud
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well my blog has been acting strange in firefox, the links are floating and the width is strange. I'm no programmer so I really dont know where the probelm lies.

    SO, I decided to change my template. But when I went to the wb content, I couldnt open the theme folder to paste the new theme.

    It gave me an error stating:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_header() in /home/arabesqu/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/index.php on line 2

    Any help?

    I searched your archive, but didnt find a similar problem

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Paste a new theme ?

    Are you uploading a whole new theme?

  3. Ohoud
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes I am.

    A friend uploaded me the last one. So I'm not familiar with the process of applying a new theme, but I read whats written on the below bar of the wordpress thingie which says: "To install a theme you generally just need to upload the theme folder into your wp-content/themes directory"

    So thats what I followed.

    Wrong step?

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ah...

    You have this in the error
    /themes/index.php
    A theme lives in a folder called by it's name
    /themes/default/index.php
    /themes/blix/index.php
    etc so what you need to do is upload the folder with the files in it rather than just the files.

    Or have I got it wrong?

  5. Ohoud
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmmm

    Can I ask a stupid question?

    How do I upload it?

    p.s: sorry for my igonrance. I can help anybody in Architecture though:D

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Upload = to transfer files from your computer to the server where your site is hosted, usually using a so-called FTP client (or program) that is specially desgined for this task.
    See if this helps:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients

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