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Theme Installation Problem (8 posts)

  1. swinsea
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have been trying to use various themes (about six), all of which I found on this site and received decent reviews. However, I can't get any of them to work correctly on my site! I have double checked which version of WordPress they were made for an all of them should work with a simple upload to content/themes, but no such luck! The only one I got to work so far is ComicPress (I tried that because I'd used it successfully before), but no normal themes work.

    Examples of my issues:

    - No recognition of sidebars, everything jumbled in and mixed together into one column
    - Title shows up incorrectly
    - Backgrounds are incorrect (example: solid color instead of pattern)
    - Pretty much looks like a simple one-column document with links and varied colors/sizes in text

    Has anyone else run into this problem? Anyone have a suggested solution? Thanks!

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Some themes require plugins to be installed and activated first, some themes require you to add categories first, etc. Check if the themes you downloaded have a readme file and follow instructions. You could also try re-uploading the theme files, you might have been able to upload style.css or some other required files.
    Good luck.

  3. swinsea
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I appreciate the response.

    To simplify things I've primarily been trying to use a theme I designed using the WordPress Theme Generator (http://www.yvoschaap.com/wpthemegen/) which, I would think, would be a pretty basic way to start attempting to install one. Even those ones don't work. I double-checked the ones I uploaded and can't find anything about plugins or special instructions for those, either - I was careful to choose seemingly simple ones. I'm still at a loss.

    Any other ideas?

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    are you actually uploading these themes correctly?

    Review my tutorials and make sure:

    http://www.village-idiot.org/theme-howto

  5. swinsea
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry it took me so long to respond -

    I looked at your tutorials and I double-checked everything, but they're all correct. (Very good step-throughs, by the way!)

    Any other ideas?

  6. ronchicago
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    dumb question.

    your default theme works, right?

  7. swinsea
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, it works fine. I can also get ComicPress to work, which is what I'm using now. But I can't get any other theme to work.

  8. ronchicago
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    there are also certain "minimum specs" that hosting services need. the version of php, phpmyadmin, mod rewrite, etc. is your "host" up to speed in this area?

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