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[resolved] Trouble moving theme from one WP installation to another (3 posts)

  1. yarnboy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I designed a new theme by mucking around with the classic theme. I want to move it to another WordPress installation, but after I upload all of the files to my wp-content/themes folder and preview it, everything looks wrong. Some of the styles have made it (background color, some font attributes) but most have not (layout especially). Here's the location where it is working:

    yarnboy.com/area51

    I'm trying to move it here:

    yarnboy.com/wp

    The above location still has my old functioning theme. Any advice or information is greatly appreciated.

  2. 11worth
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    Just a guess...

    I doesn't look like you renamed your theme in style.css, so that may be messing things up when you try to install your theme in the new directory without giving it a new theme name.

    /*
    Theme Name: WordPress Classic  <strong>[change the name here, and update the rest]</strong>
    Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/
    Description: The original WordPress theme that graced versions 1.2.x and prior.
    Version: 1.5
    Author: Dave Shea
    Tags: mantle color, variable width, two columns, widgets
    
    Default WordPress by Dave Shea || http://mezzoblue.com
    Modifications by Matthew Mullenweg || http://photomatt.net
    This is just a basic layout, with only the bare minimum defined.
    Please tweak this and make it your own. :)
    */
  3. yarnboy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    Well, that was a really good guess, because it totally worked. Thank you very much!

    -Jesse

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