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SVN & WordPress Themes (7 posts)

  1. shalzers
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I am running a wordpress site that was setup for me in a linux site using svn.

    I added a theme to the theme folder, verified that it is in the theme directory through subversion but the theme is not showing up in the wp admin page: /blog/wp-admin/themes.php

    What's the deal? I don't have to update the MySQL database for themes to show up do I?


  2. Len
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi shalzers,

    Although I use SVN in a local environment, I've never used it on a remote server therefore I'm not sure of any possible nuances. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can pipe in.

    In the meantime, check to make you haven't nested the theme folder. It should be,


    as opposed to


  3. EricaS
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No the database has nothing to do with themes.

    What kind of subversion server are you using? Even though you added the theme to your directory, did you remember to commit the theme? Did you deploy the theme to your WordPress install?

  4. EricaS
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hopefully you meant your wp-content folder and not your wp-admin folder. Themes belong in the wp-content directory.

  5. shalzers
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks everyone, my updates weren't deployed yet. Having a laugh as the engineers tell me I have to tell them every time I need to make changes to the MySQL database.

    So it's all good now.

    I am using Subversion 1.5.1 (r32289) I am not sure about the server. The engineers set it up in Linux I think.

    Is anybody using wordpress with svn. Is this practical? I can't even imagine having to get another blogger up to speed on how to use svn.


  6. EricaS
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress works great with svn. I usually develop my sites locally then deploy those changes though svn instead of through regular ftp. It's also compatible with the automatic upgrades.

  7. shalzers
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmmmm… Compatable with automatic upgrades? Gonna have to beg to differ on that one with ya.


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