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[resolved] Server Error Activating Theme (9 posts)

  1. smeehan
    Member
    Posted 1 year 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
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

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

  3. smeehan
    Member
    Posted 1 year 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
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem :-)

  5. covoiturage
    Member
    Posted 10 months 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 Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Why are you using WordPress 3.4.1?

  7. covoiturage
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    WordPress 3.5.1

  8. covoiturage
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    and my theme is Classipress 3.3

  9. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Then please post your own topic.

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