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[resolved] Templates not working (27 posts)

  1. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've tried a million different things but the only templates that show up are WordPress classic and default. I even see the template I want to use (Modicus) in my Presentation section but when I click "View site" it doesn't use it. What am I doing wrong?? I've checked the codex on this and still no luck.

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you clicked on the theme you want to use in the presentation tab.

  3. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, and it pops up as the "current theme" but when I view my site the theme has not changed.

  4. Geezerjim
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Be sure to clear your cache.

  5. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes I am new to all this...how do I clear it?

  6. Geezerjim
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was refering to your browser cache. In IE you can just use ctrl+f5

  7. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Depends on your browser in firefox click tools - clear private data. IE under tools - internet options - temporary internet files (delete files)

  8. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I cleared the cache (I use firefox) and still no luck

  9. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Under "Broken theme" it says this:

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

    But under "name" it is blank. It says "stylesheet is missing"

  10. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The theme is missing files then. You won't be able to use that one. You might try reuploading the theme making sure that your ftp client is set to ASCII mode not BINARY. Then try it again, if no luck search for a new theme.

  11. shadow
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Or check that you have placed the them in the correct location. It is very easy to load your theme inside a second folder and this will not allow it to open correctly. [And more often than not, you will receive the same message you mention]

    For example:

    wp-content/themes/bluetheme/bluetheme [will not work]

    wp-content/themes/bluetheme [will work]

  12. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks for the suggestions...i have changed ftp to ASCII and deleted all the non-working themes and I will try again with new themes from scratch and make sure I put the folders in the right spot

  13. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    One question: I see THREE different wp-content folders in my home directory...is that correct? (One under www, one under home, and one under public_html)

  14. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It depends on how you set it up. Put it in one at a time then check you presentation tab again, then when you see it you'll know which wp-content is the right one.

  15. shadow
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It is most likely the one un public_html

  16. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK. I uploaded an entirely new theme called "Deschutes" and I see it in the darn presentation tab and I click on it and it becomes "current theme." It then says "New Theme Activated--View Site" and I do....and it is the same old one...

  17. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Try it with a different theme. There might be a problem with that theme.

  18. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This is the 3rd different theme I've tried!

  19. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Do you have wp-cache installed. Also check your server logs for some clues.

  20. shadow
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I see a very plain white theme now. Try another and let's see if we see a change. If so, it is a caching issue on your end.

  21. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How do I check if it is installed? If it is installed are you saying to disable it? Where can I find it?

  22. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    go to your plugin page and look for wp-advanced-cache if it's installed, then deactivate it.

  23. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ok, its not in my plugins.

    Shadow--that's weird, I see a theme with a blue background (except where the text goes, that's white.) But its not the Deschutes theme.

    I will try another.

  24. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, tried a different one and same thing....no change. Ai yi yi

  25. shadow
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Email me cg1977 and I will give you a hand...

    shadow12 gmail

  26. cg1977
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks...u got mail

  27. shadow
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Summary of problems/fixes:

    3 installs in varying locations on 1 domain.

    Removed 2 and kept 1 in place.

    siteurl and home pointing to different installs - changed to point to only 1 relevant location.

    Themes doubled and located in wrong places. Moved to correct location of root/wp-content/themes/

    Upgraded to 2.3

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