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template is missing? (22 posts)

  1. metameat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just did the theme update and get the following error:

    Broken Themes

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.

    Name Description
    Origin Template is missing.

    I haven't changed anything form the original installation - did something get renamed in the update?

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm.. sounds like it might be a failed upgrade for some reason. The latest version of Origin (0.5) is definitely working okay for me.

    Can you download the theme and try a manual upgrade? That might solve it.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/origin

  3. metameat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just wiped the directory and tried to reinstall - got this error:

    Downloading install package from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/download/origin.0.5.zip…

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the index.php file.

    Theme install failed.

    Looks like the install package has issues, to say the least.

    I did a manual install and while that did actually work, it killed all my widget preferences. The developers really should have checked this package more thoroughly before doing a public release. FWIW I'm using Chrome 24.0.1312.57, OSX 10.7.5 . Maybe they didn't test it on a Mac?

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I wish I could duplicate your issue. I installed Origin 0.5 directly from the dashboard just as you appear to have done, with no errors at all. The theme functioned as expected.

    Are you really using WordPress version 3.3.1? (or is a typo?)

  5. metameat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The current version of WP is 3.5.1, which is what I'm running.

  6. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's good. I thought maybe it was just a typo.

  7. Griden
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the index.php file.

    Theme install failed.

    Looks like the install package has issues, to say the least.

    There must be a third reason for that problem. The theme installs just fine. It sounds like your server can't unzip the archive properly.

    I did a manual install and while that did actually work, it killed all my widget preferences. The developers really should have checked this package more thoroughly before doing a public release. FWIW I'm using Chrome 24.0.1312.57, OSX 10.7.5 . Maybe they didn't test it on a Mac?

    Of course, it's checked. Browser and OS (Mac/PC) are irrelevant in this case. Unless you are trying to update a localhost installation.

  8. metameat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Must be my server, eh? I wonder why none of the other upgrades have been an issue, then. "It works on my system" is a classic excuse. If you're not interested in receiving bug reports, just say so.

  9. temanschem
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same here, template is missing.
    E.g. missing: sidebar-primary, post.php. Seems the automatic update did not work. I will try to update manually.

  10. temanschem
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, now everything is fine. Thanks for this nice theme!

  11. davidrpacker
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Broken for me. Updated last night before sleep, theme has been shuffled into "broken themes" in the network admin, site defaulted to 2012. Reports "Template is missing."

    I'll fool around with it after coffee, but this is really annoying.

  12. Andrew Nevins
    Spam zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please create your own threads if you wish to discuss your own issues, guys.

  13. davidrpacker
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also fixed this issue by deleting the theme and re-installing.

  14. metameat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ Andrew Nevins - we're all having the same issue, apparently. Doesn't it make sense to keep all reports of the same bug in one thread?

  15. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I got to thinking about this, and Just for giggles - and to make sure all things were as equal as possible - I just installed the last version (origin.0.4) on a test site, then let WordPress do the automatic update to version 0.5, and what do you know... I did indeed duplicate your errors.

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Origin Template is missing.

    After a visual inspection of the 0.5 download, there appears to be no index.php (style sheet looks okay) in the origin.0.5 package. I'm looking at it right now. I have no explanation as to why the install of 0.5 I did yesterday worked just fine.

    [edit] and I just downloaded it again, and now there is SEVERAL more files, including the index.php ????? I have two directories on my desktop, of the same theme 0.5, downloaded only minutes apart from each other, and there is indeed dramatic differences in the number of files in the archives. Now we have a mystery. :-)

    [re-edit] - additional info (if relevant at this point) downloaded to WIN 7 using FF, WordPress test install is running on CentOS 6.3

  16. simbelsim
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to add to the pool, this is definitely not a unique problem: today after the automatic update from the Dashboard I had the same error, so I downloaded the theme from its website and upgraded it manually, which fixed the issue. FYI.

  17. Griden
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well now that's weird.

    I used the auto-update on 2 sites (different hosts) and on my localhost installation and it seems to work.

    Hopefully this is some sort of temporary/accidental repository problem.

  18. mzix
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You all are saying that you manually installed the theme to fix the problem, but when I open the downloaded .zip I don't see the missing "index.php" that WordPress told me about.

    Installing Theme from uploaded file: origin.0.5.zip
    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the index.php file.

    Theme install failed.

    Could anyone help me by telling me what they did to fix this?

    Apologies for not posting in a new thread, but I figured since everyone here resolved it, they could help me out.

  19. nicholas.suter
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    1- I tried to update the theme from the interface : fail (The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the index.php file.)
    2- I deleted the files from the filesystem, and installed the theme : fail (The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the index.php file.)
    3- I deleted the files from the filesystem and uploaded the theme manually : success

  20. Andrew Nevins
    Spam zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Apologies for not posting in a new thread, but I figured since everyone here resolved it, they could help me out.

    Please post in a new thread.

  21. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @mzix

    when I open the downloaded .zip I don't see the missing "index.php" that WordPress told me about.

    It seems that when you download the theme directly to your desktop, you are more likely to get the complete archive, rather than an incomplete archive (although I have duplicated both with a manual download). See my comments above.

    Since we're discussing the same problem, involving the same theme, if you follow step three as suggested by nicholas.suter, it looks like removing the old theme from your theme directory, then uploading the new one using your ftp client, might solve your issue with the Origin 0.5 theme archive as well.

    3- I deleted the files from the filesystem and uploaded the theme manually : success

  22. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There seems to be an odd issue with this archive. Using Firefox 19 I just clicked on this download link 6 times.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/origin

    Out of those 6 clicks, 3 times the download size is reported as 378kb and 3 times it was reported as 224kb.

    Using Chrome, the download resulted in 3 successive corrupted .zip archives. All reported at 224kb, and all missing directories and files. A fourth attempt finally downloaded the complete archive.

    IE 9 however, consistently reported the archive at 377kb across a greater number of samplings. I did not duplicate the issue using IE 9.

    I have both archives currently sitting on my desktop. The smaller of the two is missing (at just a cursory glance) 2 complete directories and 15 files. I've duplicated this behavior more than once.

    I also attempted to duplicate the discrepancy in reported archive sizes using at least a dozen other themes selected at random. I could not.

    [edit] I also finally duplicated the issue using IE 9.

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