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[resolved] [closed] New install, went fine, but can't get themes to enable? (25 posts)

  1. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I enabled multisite use (yay!) and it seemed to go fine, but the very first thing I'm doing after creating two new users/sites is to upload new themes.

    I'm clicking to enable them, but I don't see the default theme changing, in either site.

    ?

    I have a feeling I'm going to be here a lot, so thanks in advance for helping!

    (BTW, I'm not a programmer, so the more simplistic the instructions, the better. ;) )

  2. Tim Moore
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You enable themes in the Network Admin and then you need to visit each site and activate the theme, just like you do in single installs.

  3. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Voila! Thanks so much. Network first, then site. :)

  4. And if you wanted the theme enabled for one blog and none of the rest to have access, this
    http://wpmututorials.com/themes/enabling-a-theme-for-just-one-blog/

    (slightly outdated, process the same)

  5. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, Andrea. I was actually just searching for how to change the default theme but found it.

    (I feel like I know you already, because I've been Googling like a mad woman all day, researching WPMU/multisite, and kept stumbling upon your informative posts. Thanks. :) )

  6. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, until I decide on a default theme, I'm trying to select the same network enabled theme for one of the sites. A message says "Network enabled themes are not shown on this screen."

    I can't figure out how to enable a site with the same theme the network is using.

    ?

  7. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I still can't enable themes on the sites (it worked for the Network site). I saw this forum discussion about the same:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-select-a-theme-for-multisites-different-from-main-site?replies=19

    Has anything changed since that time as far as the code to be inserted in .htacess? Here is what I used, per my host, Hostgator:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    Is there something missing or in error which is preventing customizing the sites?

    Thanks much. :)

  8. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    UPDATE: (I case others stumble across this and have similar trouble)

    I replaced the above code provided by host with the following, and I was able to get the one enabled theme on a site to take effect. :)

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

  9. Okay, your response showing what works tells me you were asking a different question. ;)

    You were asking how to *enable* a theme, which is different than the selected activated theme not being applied to the sub blog.

    Completely different questions with two very different answers. ;) Just so you know why.

  10. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, Andrea. :)

    I fear my ignorance about proper terminology will lead to confusion, so I'll do my level best to be as clear as possible in the future

    Thanks again. :)

  11. (not a lecture, I promise. :) )

  12. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ;)

  13. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wow, I am so lost it isn't even funny. :( I may have to abandon this multisite approach for now.

    But in trying to figure things out, and Googling to get help in doing so, I found a tutorial that mentioned I should have a menu for SuperAdmin.

    I don't have that.

    I went through the steps to install WP 3.0 and activate multisite, and see "Network" settings and setup, but I do not have a SuperAdmin anything.

    Is that possibly something that could make things less confusing? Am I missing something obvious since that isn't part of my dashboard? If so, how can I get this?

    My user name does NOT have an uppercase letter.

  14. No you don't have a menu for super admin anymore.

    You have a LINK on the upper right of your screen.

    Read http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network - See the bit in yellow? That's what happened :)

  15. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Darn, I was hoping there was something else I neglected to do that would help me have an "aha" moment. Back to the drawing board -- and tutorials -- of wrapping my brain around this whole setup.

    Thanks. :)

  16. So ... you don't have that link either?

  17. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I do have that. I was just hoping there was something missing...something which could help me not be so confused.

    It seems nothing is missing, therefore my confusion is just me.

    ;)

  18. Tim Moore
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    At this point, what isn't working that is confusing you?

  19. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Honestly, I'm so confused right now that I don't even know exactly what is confusing me. I think it's mainly the theme I'm trying to work with for the Network theme. Maybe if I try another theme I could progress (EcoPro by Pagelines).

    This is probably a silly question, but are there certain themes that make multisite easier when one wants to have one default theme for user sites, even if the Network theme is different?

    I don't anticipate that many of my users will be experienced with WordPress and want to set it up to be as basic as possible, with as few choices as possible.

    And I think I set something up wonky in that for the Network, I have both an admin account and Network Admin, and I'm toggling back and forth trying.

    I think that is what is getting me extra confused, not understanding those two network accounts.

    The user sites are, of course, more straightforward.

    I am on the Pagelines forum, too, trying to get help with the theme itself for the network.

  20. Themes are no different in MultiSite then they are for SingleSite.

    Your Admin Account is for a specific site. Your NETWORK admin account is to handle network settings. And yeah, generally it's the same ID for you.

    Your USERS will only see the NON-Network part.

    There is no 'network' theme. There are themes that are activated on the network so ANY site can use them, and there are hidden themes. That's all.

  21. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for that, Ipstenu. I think I understand a bit more how I'm using this different than others, and how I'm getting confused.

    I've used WP mainly as a CMS thus far, so the blog aspect is, as silly as it sounds, rather new to me.

    I appreciate your help. :)

  22. OneVoice
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm working with another theme and the whole process is MUCH more intuitive and familiar now. :)

  23. I found a tutorial that mentioned I should have a menu for SuperAdmin.

    I don't have that.

    I went through the steps to install WP 3.0 and activate multisite, and see "Network" settings and setup, but I do not have a SuperAdmin anything.

    And that woudl be an old tutorial.

    Super admin changed to network admin in 3.1.

  24. pdeal
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am now using the 3.2 Multisite with the sub-directory configuration.
    I have been researching the theme issue for the sites I have added.
    dev.domain.com/site1
    dev.domain.com/site2

    I am testing the Mulitsite WordPress to see if we can move out of DNN5.
    I have a single site of WordPress 3.13 running for 1 group to do their website. I have found this one issue I cannot resolve below on the Multsite.

    I have followed the installation for themes in the Site Admin and Network Admin procedures. I have enabled a different theme for each site and in the Site Admin section to see the different tabs; the Settings for the site reflect the theme template and information is correct. I do not see in the Appearance tab any theme to activate besides the 1 theme for the main dev.domain.com main page. The themes tab reflects the theme is Enabled.
    Results:
    I get a page that has only the words not the images of the theme in site1 and site2; each having a different theme enabled.

    I do not know where else to look for correcting the problem.
    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

  25. pdeal - Make a NEW topic please.

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