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[resolved] Trouble installing themes (7 posts)

  1. ZeroG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Total WP newbie here.
    I installed today with no issues but when I try to add a theme it tries to connect to my server. I do not allow FTP traffic as we use SCP for uploads. How can I download a theme to my PC and upload the files to my server where the web site is?
    What directory should I upload the files to?

    Same issue with the header, when I try the auto update of the head it asks me to crop the header and then it fails to put it in place. I suppose it's trying to FTP the image to my server. I prefer to do it manually so I know where to change things.

    I've looked at the docs but so far have not found any clear info on this.
    Help please.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How can I download a theme to my PC and upload the files to my server where the web site is?

    Use FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    What directory should I upload the files to?

    Upload the entire theme folder to wp-content/themes

    Same issue with the header

    The header custom image option uses the same basic upload process as any other image you upload to a post or page. Have you tried uploading any images yet?

  3. ZeroG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick responses.

    I'm in my wp-admin/theme-install.php and it will offer to install it for me but does not give me a way to download the files to my PC.
    Where do I find themes that I can download myself?

    I have uploaded plenty of images. I run web sites and forums on this server, but I do not do FTP. I use SCP instead, so none of the 'do it for me' stuff will work.

  4. All of the themes found via the admin panel can be downloaded from the official theme directory:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

  5. ZeroG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    THANKS James!!!!!
    Exactly the info I needed. :)

  6. You're welcome!

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