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[resolved] Server Error Activating Theme (9 posts)

  1. smeehan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm hosting my site locally using MAMP, and I built a very basic theme that I plan to embellish later, but whenever I try activate this theme (called theeagle), I get the following error message:

    Server error
    The website encountered an error while retrieving http://localhost:8888/smeehan/wp-admin/themes.php?action=activate&template=theeagle&stylesheet=theeagle&_wpnonce=2bb8fa6755. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this webpage later.
    HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

    And then it gives me a similar message when I try to load anything else. The only way I can get the error message to go away is to rename my theme, which causes WordPress to revert to default theme which (obviously) doesn't give me any errors.

    I think the problem may have something to do with the wp-admin/themes.php file, but I have no idea how to fix this.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try looking in your server's error log for clues.

  3. smeehan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I feel stupid for not doing that right away. I was able to identify all the errors, and it's loading now. Thanks for the tip!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No problem :-)

  5. covoiturage
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    i have the same problem like smeehan but when i rename the uploaded theme, it works. i have transfered via FTP my theme from my local machine to the web hosting. How to find the server's error log?

    Thanks in advance

  6. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why are you using WordPress 3.4.1?

  7. covoiturage
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress 3.5.1

  8. covoiturage
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    and my theme is Classipress 3.3

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Then please post your own topic.

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