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Themes not showing in presentation panel (31 posts)

  1. reggieluther
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've uploaded a new theme to wp-content/themes but it won't show in the presentation panel as an available theme. Any common solutions to this problem?

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Check to make sure it doesn't have double nested folders. For example
    wp-content/themes/theme-name/theme-name/index.php

  3. bage1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had the same problem because of what jeremyclark mentioned above.

    wp-content/themes/themename - should have all the php files etc

    if it doesn't show up there might be a problem with the theme itself.

  4. reggieluther
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    well, i dont have nested folders, could it make a difference what the theme folder is called? I just used the name that it defaulted to

    EDIT: I tried this with another theme and the same thing is happening. It won't show up under the presentation tab. Does anyone else use 1and1?

  5. reggieluther
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Okay, I figured out what the problem was. the hosting service i use (1and1) had an option to create a blog. This option did not require the use of a mySQL database or any uploading, but it also did not support the use of third party themes. In order to create my own blog in which i could use other themes, I had to delete the 1and1 blog and deal exclusively with the uploaded wordpress files.

  6. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes all those automated installers do is case problems.

  7. nancy4
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem as reggieluther. The theme is in my cPanel, but not showing up in the presentation panel.
    I don't have double nested folders. My URL is a subdomain. Is there something else I need to do to get the theme to show in the presentation panel?

  8. gilbien03
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Good Day, I have similar problems with the themes, but what i have is that only blank boxes appear on the available themes, and when i use them, some backgrounds are distorted even some does not appear at all, what do you think causes this problem?

  9. tara foundation
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as nancy4. I use cPanel. I uploaded all the files for a new theme to wp-content/themes, but it didn't appear in the presentation panel. I tried a different theme today, again it didn't work.

    Any suggestionss would be appreciated.

  10. Joshua Goodwin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there a message on your presentation panel saying something about a missing style.css file?

  11. tara foundation
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, nothing like that.

  12. thefunkypunk
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. I am getting the actual template but the graphics are not showing up. The dreaded boxes with red crosses have appeared instead. There is also a message at the bottom of the 'themes' page which tells me the style sheet is missing when I know for a fact it is not.

    I have only just had this template made specially for me as I couldn't find a baby one to suit. So I am totally baffled, My host is equally baffled as to what could be wrong but is still working on it.

    It should look like this with a different header though to suit my website name.

    But it looks like this

    Grrrrrrr!

    Is there anyone out there in a saner world than mine that could possibly throw some light on this before the guys in white coats cart me off.

  13. nancy4
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I still can't get the themes to come up on the presentation panel. Since my URL is a subdomain, is there another cPanel to use. The cPanel is powered by Hostgator.

    thefunkypunk- love your template. What you're getting sure isn't that. I feel like you do...like the guys in white coats are soon to cart me off.

  14. tara foundation
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes all those automated installers do is case problems.

    Is this something I should take up with my hosting provider, do you think, jeremyclark13?

  15. allywoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i am having the same problems as nancy4 and tera foundation. i have uploaded the themes to the cPanel but they won't show up on the presentation panel. i have tried several more themes and none of them will show up on the presentation panel.

    please help.

  16. erhebert
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,
    I too am with Hostgator, have uploaded a new theme, it shows up in the cPanel right next to the "classic" and "default" theme but will not show up on the presentation panel. What is it we are doing wrong?

    I have looked and here is what's in there:

    / wordpress / wp-content / themes / (Current Folder)
    Create New Folder
    Upload file(s)
    Up one level
    blue-earth-10 755
    classic 755
    default 755
    Create New File

    wordpress / blue-earth-10 / (Current Folder)
    Create New Folder
    Upload file(s)
    Up one level
    img 755
    Create New File
    404.php 0 k 0644
    Readme.txt 0 k 0644
    archive.php 2 k 0644
    archives.php 0 k 0644
    comments-popup.php 4 k 0644
    comments.php 3 k 0644
    footer.php 0 k 0644
    functions.php 0 k 0644
    header.php 1 k 0644
    index.php 1 k 0644
    links.php 0 k 0644
    page.php 0 k 0644
    screenshot.png 35 k 0644
    search.php 1 k 0644
    searchform.php 0 k 0644
    sidebar.php 0 k 0644
    sidebar2.php 1 k 0644
    single.php 1 k 0644
    style.css 16 k 0644

    This is so frustrating! ;>)

    Thanks to anyone who can help us!
    Eileen

  17. nancy4
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was just wondering if those of you who are having trouble getting themes to show up in the presentation panel, have the upgrade of WordPress 2.3.3 installed. Have any of you been successful getting themes uploaded using 2.3.2. My blog is new, so I never tried to upload a them before having the upgrade installed. I thought this may be a common demoninator for all of us having this problem.

  18. erhebert
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi All,
    I have finally gotten my new theme to show up! Here is what HostGator said was wrong. I have WordPress 2.3.3 and this worked for me. I hope it might help some of you too.

    HostGator looked in my file directory and determined that

    "The folder blue-earth-10 needs to be inside the wp-content/themes folder. It was in the wp-content/ folder. I have moved it into the themes folder, and it should now show."

    Eileen

  19. allywoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Unfortunately that isn't my problem. My themes are in the wp-content/themes folder.

  20. nancy4
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I asked hostgator support if they could see a problem. Apparently, when we had wordpress 2.3.3 installed, public-html isn't where it should be. We will need to re-install wordpress. That should fix the problem they said.

  21. brooklyks
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. I've seen multiple threads over the past and no real answer for what to do if everything is in the correct spot. I just downloaded today so I know the version is current. I tried multiple themes by multiple authors thinking that maybe they forgot a file when written.

    files are in wp-content/themes/themename/

    I checked the wp-admin/themes.php code but all looks well there.

    Help!

  22. allywoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My problem was resolved. I use HostMonster and apparently I had downloaded WordPress twice and was uploading themes into the wrong file.

  23. yunusbalci
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have uploaded the theme(Ocean Mist) to the cPanel. But now there is no admin link..

  24. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  25. Jay Mayu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    you can reach your admin link at http://youraddress.com/wp-admin

  26. Joshua Goodwin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think it's probably to not use the likes of Fantastico etc. to install WordPress. It's not that hard to do it the "old-school" way, and although it's not necessarily to blame for the issues you guys mention here it does create other issues, I believe.

  27. jeanbc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    similar problem with me too. the instructions from dreamtemplate state to Go to "Presentation" section, however I don't see anything labeled presentation section at all. I just see change themes and when I go there, the theme is not there.

  28. jeanbc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    so I went into the design tab, then I went into theme editor and selected the new template. WP said that I had successfully edited updates but in reality none of that stuck. I can't view the new template in the themes section (different than theme editor) at all. Still dont know what the solution will be.

  29. Superheidi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had this isse: I fixed it by checking where my host had installed the wordpress program. It had placed TWO installations in my folders: one in HOME and one in HOME/public_html.

    Only the installation in public_html/ is accurate and THAT is where you need to be uploading the files under public_html/wp-content/themes/

    if you put them in wp-content/themes without making sure you are in public_html, you will have this problem.

    Make sure that you are in the RIGHT directory (trust me, go make sure) Make sure your files are not nested, and make sure they are at 755, and you will see them.

    This is a danger, apparently, of having your host install WordPress for you. beware the double install and don't let it screw you up.

  30. Superheidi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

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