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Theme is blank after activating. (12 posts)

  1. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When I activate some of the themes that I've downloaded, it shows a blank white page the next time I open my website. The big problem is, I can no longer change it back to any other theme. I had to recreate my database and reinstall WordPress to fix the problem.

    Here are some of the themes that I've downloaded and tried. These themes give me a blank white page after activating or just by pressing preview.

    Zeta Theme
    http://www.themes2wp.com/download-free-zeta-theme-wordpress-theme
    KSYK Theme
    http://www.themes2wp.com/download-free-ksyk-wordpress-theme
    MagHybrid Theme
    http://www.themes2wp.com/download-free-maghybrid-wordpress-theme

  2. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When you run into a theme that does that, the best plan is to never use that theme again. Fortunately, you don't need to do a complete re-install to fix the problem. Just access your server via FTP or SFTP, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and rename every directory except the /default/ directory. This will force the Default theme to activate and all should be fine.

  3. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for replying macmanx. What bothers me is, the demo from the website that offers the download shows the theme in working condition. I'm thinking, maybe there is something I need to install first or configure before activating the theme?! If you have some tips about this, please reply back. I really want to use 1 or 2 of these themes because they look very professional.

    Thanks

  4. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It could be a permissions issue. After you upload the theme's folder to /wp-content/themes/, make sure that the permissions of the theme's directories are set to 755 and the files are set to 644.

  5. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's something I've not tried yet. Let me check that. Thanks a lot macmanx.

  6. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Macmanx, the file permissions work!
    Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it.

  7. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Macmanx, I've checked the file permissions and I see that every file has 644 and every folder has 755. In other words, it is already set that way. I did change it or something. The weird thing is, it worked on my bloggercorner website but not on the glitterstop website. To check, I tried 3 themes. 2 worked in bloggercorner and none works on glitterstop. All FTP has the same 755 for folder and 644 for files.

  8. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try deactivating all of your plugins before activating the theme. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

  9. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    macmanx
    I've tried deactivating all plugins and to make sure, I even deleted all plugins. Unfortunately I still can't use the theme I want.

  10. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  11. The other users are not having the same problem because they are not trying to use the same theme form the same developer. And you're wasting everyone's time by posting in three other threads. If you have followed all the steps to try to use that theme - permissions, plugins and reuploading - and it still doesn't work, then find another theme. Those themes have hidden affiliate links and other code in the functions.php file that are sketchy and will cause problems.

  12. glitterstop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @songdogtech
    Oh, I'm sorry about that, Sir. My problem is, I can't find any other theme that fits my blog. If this theme works on other sites, I'm wondering why it will not work on my site? I hope someone knows the answer to this issue.

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