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Themes aren't working after 1.2 to 1.5 upgrade (8 posts)

  1. jfunkk99
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am unable to get themes working (1.2 to 1.5 upgrade) and am really confused about the whole thing. If I have my blog in a subdirectory of my domain, how does it know what theme to use? I've switched themes and it says one is active but it's still my same old design. I have my index file at the root of my domain and I'm thinking that's where the complication is. I've been through all the documentation on upgrading to 1.5 and followed all the steps to use themes. Any ideas?

  2. sarcenet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Do you have any old .css files left over in your WP directory? Sometimes the browsers use any style they can find. I had some problems getting my theme to display and when I deleted the old files, it fixed everything.

  3. jfunkk99
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No I don't. I guess the real question is what happens when switching themes? Does it copy the index file to your root directory or what?

  4. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

  5. jfunkk99
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been through that but it's not really answering my question. Right now I have index files in three locations. http://www.mainsite.com/index.php http://www.mainsite.com/wp/index.php and http://www.mainsite.com/wp/wp-content/themes/maintheme/index.php. If you go to http://www.mainsite.com it's obviously going to use the index.php file there. I didn't read anything in any of the documentation that explains what to do with your existing index and css files.

  6. jfunkk99
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, I think I just figured it out. I don't know why that was so confusing.

  7. somefool
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    mainsite.com/wp/index.php is the index which came with wp
    mainsite.com/index.php is as above, however change the line in there to require('./wp/wp-blog-header.php');
    the index in the theme should be whatever index came with that theme. WP doesnt move any files, its all in the database so its dynamic. Try using the default or classic themes (unaltered by yourself) to ensure youve not broken anything in your own theme.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    what to do with your existing index and css files.

    See: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/upgrade/

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