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[resolved] New Themes are not available (30 posts)

  1. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just installed WordPress 2.7 and downloaded 6 extra themes. I unzipped the packages and placed them in the Themes folder under 'wp-content'. When I click the CHANGE THEME button I only get the 2 themes that come with WordPress. Below the 2 themes it says:

    "Broken Themes
    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have astylesheet and a template."

    However, it doesn't list any of the added 6 themes or gives me an option to do anything.

    Is there some other step necessary in order to get WordPress to recognize the new themese other than adding each of the them folders to the THEMES folder under wp-content?

    Thanks!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Samboll, I already found that URL prior to posting. That is not the issue as the 6 new themes are in the wp-content folder exactly as indicated in the 2 videos prior to even seeing the videos. Something elese is the issue. Does the config file need to be modified to let WordPress know the new themes are there? Does there need to be a reboot or IISRESET?

    Also, wondering how I get email notification of a response to this post?

    Thanks

  4. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here is what it looks like under Manage Themes
    http://loosemonkey.net/images/ManageThemes.gif

    All 6 themes are unzipped into their own folders under wp-content/themes just like the Classic and Default. None of the theme folders are nested.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  5. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Anyone? I could use some help and would truly appreciate it.
    Googling and looking at other posts with regards to theme installation my installation is correct. However, all post appear to be referring a PRESENTATION tab which I don't see anywhere.

    I am stuck until I get this resolved.

    Thanks

  6. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    And those other folders, do they have the correct files such as index.php, style.css etc?

  7. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Correct.

    Here is an image of the Themes folder containing the 6 I downloaded and the Default and Classic from the installation
    http://loosemonkey.net/images/themes.JPG

    Here are images of 2 of the downloaded theme folders
    http://loosemonkey.net/images/inferno.JPG
    http://loosemonkey.net/images/fluid_blue.JPG

  8. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    These are themes downloaded from the Themes page here at WordPress

  9. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    However, all post appear to be referring a PRESENTATION tab which I don't see anywhere.

    In 2.7 the tab is called Appearance...it will be on the left side in admin along with the other tabs. You should see your themes there.

  10. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That is correct. Themes is there as I indicated earlier and provided a screen shot.

    http://loosemonkey.net/images/ManageThemes.gif

    The issue is that none of the 6 downloaded themes are available.

  11. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If they are there, and are not nested in a directory, and all files are there, and they are in the correct location (wordpress/wp-content/themes), and they are in the correct blog (if you have more than one are you sure you uploaded to the correct one?), then I would check folder/file permissions on those themes.

  12. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, they are there. They are not nested. Yes, they are uploaded to the "only" blog on the server.

    Can you please elaborate on what permissions are needed on the folder different than what is already there which does display the DEFAULT and CLASSIC themes?

    http://loosemonkey.net/images/themes.JPG

    Thanks

  13. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Whatever you have on classic and default should suffice for the other themes. How are you uploading them? Do you have Cpanel on your site?

  14. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    "Whatever you have on classic and default should suffice for the other themes"? Not sure I understand that.

    Per my first post ;) I explained that I downloaded the .zip files from WordPress Theme page, unzipped them, and copied the folder containing the themes to wp-content/themes. The folders are 'NOT' nested.

    Cpanel is not installed on my site. From other posts regarding Themes it does not appear that Cpanel is necessary to use the themes downloaded.

  15. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    "Whatever you have on classic and default should suffice for the other themes"? Not sure I understand that.

    What I meant by that was whatever permissions you have on those default themes (the ones that are working) should suffice for the ones you uploaded...the ones that are not working.

    I realize Cpanel is not required, but someitmes when you unzip files on a local machine and ftp, some screwy things can happen to the permissions. I was going to suggest (if you had Cpanel) that you upload the zip and then unzip them on the server.

    It seems I can't help you...sorry...maybe someone else can. Best of luck.

  16. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I would imagine the same thing myself as both DEFAULT and CLASSIC do appear as I indicated and I did nothing special to that folder other than install WordPress.

    I am not ftping anything. (I don't believe I stated that). I am unzipping the files locally on the server and copying the individual theme folders to the wp-content/themes folder.

    Perhaps I am missing something here and expecting to see the 6 new themes that I included in the Themes folder to be available when I click Themes in the ADMIN section? Is there some other place that I should be looking for these themes in order to select a different them for my blog?

    Thanks for your assitance and yes, I do hope someone else can help here.

  17. Saurus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Based on a few other peoples experiences with this, I would suggest what I believe Moderator Otto told one person, which was to upload the themes manually via FTP and CHMOD them to 755 at that time. If the permissions are set to read/write - I can't see a reason why they wouldn't show.

    Then again - I haven't updated to 2.7 and have no real intention to do so.

  18. mgelb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having exactly the same issue
    Installed WP locally (not using server - yet) to test
    Downloaded a couple of new themes and they do not appear in admin/apperance/themes
    They are installed in the directory identically to the default and the other that comes along with 2.7
    Is this a 2.7 issue?

  19. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Saurus as I mentioned already, I am not uploading the themes via FTP. I have access directly to the server and am unzipping to the wp-content/themes folder.

  20. coachjeff
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same exact issue, but I am running 2.6.3. I haven't had this problem until I loaded a new theme last night and it failed to appear in the design tab. I went the extra step and deleted a theme I was using and it remains selectable and usable. this indicates to me that some sort of cache is keeping the themes alive and preventing new ones from being selected, but I have no idea where that would be.

  21. tonymuffin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    MONK!!!!!

    You are truly in Never Never Land here..... ;)
    Let's see... you started this thread... what... 11 hours ago!? Pretty amazing place huh?

    By the way....
    I saw your post under the INSTALLTION category which apparently got pulled with no word. I am assuming someone contacted you about that? ;)

    Ponderous! ;)

    Give me a holler, tonymuffin@wrathcat.com

    Cheers buddy!

  22. Saurus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Saurus as I mentioned already, I am not uploading the themes via FTP. I have access directly to the server and am unzipping to the wp-content/themes folder.

    Yes - and as I said ... you should TRY re-uploading using FTP. Many people have had the same problem as you using cpanels or auto uploads and have resolved the problem by uploading manually via FTP. But if you don't want to try ...

  23. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Saurus,
    I am sitting right at the server! I have no need to use FTP or Cpanel. I am baffled that you don't seem to understand this from my post! If one should need to upload the themes via FTP then I would imagine that should be stated when downloading them, wouldn't you think? I am guessing because of the lack of any type of information here that either there is an issue with WP 2.7 or with the themes themselves. Either way, all of this is pretty surprising!

    Tony,
    Yes, I noticed that as well. I am surprised that a post was removed with no mention.

  24. mgelb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having exactly the same issue as monk.
    I am not using a server - I have installed WP locally to test its suitability first.
    I have downloaded several themes and extracted/installed precisely as directed, and checked the install (compared to the default) - it is identical in its config - yet the new themes do not appear in the dashboard pg. Everything else I have tested so far seems to work as described
    As I asked in my previous post - is anyone aware that this is a 2.7 bug (undocumented feature ;)?

  25. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think you may be on to something mgelb.

    I removed the 6 additional themes from the wp-content/themes folder and only left the Default and Classic that come with WP, went back into the ADMIN Dashboard, clicked Appearance and then Themes. This is what the page looks like:
    http://loosemonkey.net/images/NoAdditionalThemes.JPG

    Then I downloaded Pixeled.1.5 Theme from WP, unzipped and copied the Pixeled folder to the wp-content/themes folder. This time when going to the ADMIN Dashboard and clicking on Appearance/Themes I now see an additional Theme available. However, there also appear to be an error. The error says:
    Broken Themes
    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Descriptiong
    Stylesheet is missing.

    See the image here,
    http://loosemonkey.net/images/ThemesInstalled.JPG

    The interesting thing I think is that it does not say what theme is broken or incomplete. Per the image I posted yesterday when all 6 of the additional templates were installed I got the same message. It also did not say what theme(s) was broken or incomplete.

    See image here,
    http://loosemonkey.net/images/ManageThemes.gif

    When checking the available Themes on WordPress this morning I noticed that some of the ones that I pulled down yesterday are no longer there.

  26. Saurus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So in your mind, saying you have "access to the server", indicates to everyone that you are using YOUR OWN server? Why don't you just say that? "I am using my own server." I'm BAFFLED you would think otherwise!

  27. monk@loosemonkey.net
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That is correct. I am accessing my own server(s). Not sure why you would be baffled here as I would not be able to access the server(s) directly if I didn't. ;)

    Anyway... I believe the issue has been narrowed down to the actual themes themselves and perhpas how WP2.7 and the ones in question interact. I downloaded one call MNML, installed it as all the others and it works perfectly!

  28. danpoynor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Might check you have a "style.css" file in the theme.

    Naming "styles.css" causes the theme to disappear from the list for me.

    DAN

  29. Superheidi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same issue. Just downloaded 2.6, and only the default and classic themes are available. I FTP'd several new 2.6 compatible themes into the themes folder in the appropriate area, and now I cannot see them.

    all folders in THEMES are chmodded to 755. They do not appear in WordPress as available themes, however.

  30. Superheidi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

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