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Two Problems - Themes - Publishing (39 posts)

  1. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm new to WordPress. I am testing this blog for a client and want to be able to seamlessly show it to her without bumbling. It was relatively simple to upload and set up but I'm stumped on Themes and Publishing. Themes. I have downloaded a few themes and uploaded them to wp-content/themes/'themename' and when I try to access the theme thru presentation under admin rights ALL my themes come up as Broken. All state that the template is missing. This includes the default and the classic themes. Publishing I have attempted to publish an entry and I can create it and view it but if I click Publish nothing happens. They remain in my drafts and I can go back in to them and then click publish and it takes me to a site that shows it but if I go back to the main page it comes up with an error Not Found Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here. I waited thinking maybe there is a delay in posting but I came back 30 mins later and it still is showing as a draft. Is it something that I'm doing wrong? I have uploaded all the files again to my site http://www.advancedrepairtech.com/~melissa

  2. nadglobtrotter
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello,
    I don't know very much to WP core, but it looks to me that the whole WordPress is broken. Did you try to reinstall everything? Did you take the last version?
    Try install everything step by step, and check if it works after each step : 1st the default theme, then write a post and publish it. If it works, install a new theme etc.
    Good luck.

  3. Root
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What is that wierd squirly thing in your uri?

  4. jtclicker
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Melissa, this happened to me and I tracked it down to permission problems. Just as a test, set everything (including folders) to 777 and see if it fixes it. If it does, then start backing down the permissions to something sensible

  5. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Nabglobtrotter - I haver reinstalled it twice with the same issues. I even re-downloaded it from WordPress.org to make sure I wasn't grabbing the same 'broken' files (if that was the case) I checked the file on the server against the files in my WP folder on my machine.

    Root - it's a tilde

    jtclicker - thank you as soon as my guru gets back from vacation I'll have him take a look at the permissions on our cobalt.

    Thank you all for your input. :)

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh its a tilde. Heck I didn't know that. But what is it doing there? And do you have any idea all what effect it has?

  7. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    As far as I know it just denotes a user directory. This is one of our store sites and the programmer gave me access so that I could test the blog.

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    And you wonder why your blog can't find anything? Never trust a geek. You need a proper url.

  9. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    We're all geeks aren't we? Then YOU tell me what the problem with the tilde is.

  10. Cornell_Finch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The only thing I can see (without going down the tilda road) is that the categories widget shows no categories. If you've made a post then I would expect there to be at least the default ("uncategorized" I think).

    Perhaps you could go to the manage - categories and check and make sure you have one?

  11. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cornell_Finch Thank you, yes I do have categories. I have created 2 new categories as well as the two default categories. I deleted the default post 'Hello, World' but that was after I tried to post something and it would only appear as a draft. I wanted to see if I could actually make a change and the post deleted I just can't post anything else.

  12. thechinagame
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    test

  13. Cornell_Finch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, it's dumb question time...

    When you write the post the default category is ticked yes?

    Can you get to the database? Does the post information show up in the tables in the database?

  14. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cornell_Finch There aren't any dumb questions. Yes when I write the post the default category is ticked. I did change that to a category I had created. I removed the password as it defaults to array and I don't want my posts to be password protected. I wrote the post then clicked 'save' then I clicked 'publish' it took me back to an empty write page and my post was underlined after 'drafts' I clicked on it and clicked publish again and also changed the tick to publish along the side this had no effect except this time it took me to a blog page that showed what it would look like on my blog. YET it didn't appear on the blog and still shows under draft. The only thing I can do is FTP into the site. The programmer created the DB for me but I have the UID and PW.

  15. Cornell_Finch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, tech question, are you on an apache (linux) or IIS (windows) server?

    Is there any way your can get your programmer to remove the tilde?

    I'm thinking at the moment that the db needs emptied, the tilde needs to go (Don't know why, just doesn't feel right) and the wp core files need to be re-uploaded.

  16. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OH strike that reverse it. It doesn't come up to a screen that shows me what it would look like. I had actually clicked the preview link. Sorry about the misinformation

  17. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Our cobalt server is a linux based system. The programmer set this up for me on Friday and he is on vacation. I've emailed him and he has that set up on an automated response so I won't be able to talk to him about that until Next Monday. When I first set up the blog I actually created a directory on the site named 'BLOG' but that wouldn't work AT ALL. So I removed that and uploaded to the root (web) folder This then allowed me to 'install' and see the blog. As I go thru this thing I see there are other things that don't appear to be working either(ie. users - I know that two ppl have signed up but it doesn't show them in there and the Themes editor comes up with an error that it's not there). I am going to completely get rid of it - other than the db, as I don't know how to get rid of that since the programmer set it up for me- and re-upload everything again sigh 3rd time's a charm right?

    I however won't be able to do that until later today So I will let you know how it goes. Thank you for your help.

  18. Cornell_Finch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    If re-upping the files doesn't work then I think you're gonna have to wait for the programmer and get him to kill off the db and start again.

  19. Root
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There are other things not working with the tilde? Heck that is a surprise. I would fire the geek.

  20. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cornell_Finch Thank you for the crossed fingers :) but it didn't work. I completely dumped the contents of the DB, reloaded all the files back up to the site and I still have broken items. So I have sent the programmer an email and he will get back to me probably on Friday or Saturday so unless I want to buy a domain and have it hosted I'll just wait.

    Root - ppl don't like to be spoken DOWN to. I am in the technical support business myself and there is nothing that ppl hate worse than to be treated as you are treating me. You have been absolutely no help to me you only had derogatory comments to me. I believe that I read in the 'rules' that ppl should try to be nice. I have very little knowledge of programming THAT is why I came HERE to get help. Not to be belittled and berated by someone who obviously thinks his crap doesn't stink. Please refrain from posting to me in the future as I see anything that you 'say' not worthy of my attention

  21. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    some ppl just dont get root :)
    Granted I do, because I post similar 'to the point' remarks.

    I recommend rather than focusing on his language, focusing on the theory.

    ---

    fwiw, I looked at your site not long after you posted your first post -- this isnt normal:

    http://www.advancedrepairtech.com/~melissa/wp-content/themes/default/
    http://www.advancedrepairtech.com/~melissa/wp-content/themes/default/index.php
    and the other themes that you had installed shows a similar "blank page".

    Called like so, there should be a very prominent error returned.

  22. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    whooami - I understand what you're saying...Thank you :) if he had given me any theory or something constructive to go by I would have thought much higher of him. Yet when I asked him to explain the problem he said nothing just another derogatory post. I have no need for ppl like that.

  23. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    So what would that mean then? I uploaded them incorrectly? I maintained the same file structure that they were extracted in. I did the same thing you did and tried to call each theme by typing in the entire URL. I too got the blank page. But don't know what is causing it. Also when I gained access to the database all the info was there. My posts and what not but I can't see any of it thru the site nor thru admin

  24. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    nope, assuming there is the theme's index.php at the path i am clicking to, theyre uploaded properly.

  25. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just went to the folder on my hard drive and opened the default/index.php in firefox and it came up with the error what you're looking for isn't there.

  26. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hdd?

    is this site on your harddrive? what you see on your hdd (errors) isnt going to reflect what you see on a live site.

    --

    Besides which, my point i getting lost -- your site IS displaying the default theme, so obviously there is a theme index.php where it belongs, and the theme is uploaded correctly.

    What im pointing out is another symptom of something possibly being wrong. On the other hand, your geek may just be suppressing error messages.

    Which, at this point, isnt helpful, since error messages might be exactly what you need to see.

  27. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The site is on the store server. But I went to the folders that I uploaded and attempted to open the index.php file in firefox because either way it should have shown. The index.php file will still call the same files from the same folders on my local system as it does on the server

  28. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The index.php file will still call the same files from the same folders on my local system as it does on the server

    No it wont, unless you are (locally) running a web server, have php installed, etc...

  29. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    True. There are multiple things not working on the uploaded site. I did view the source and it's bringing up the default/index.php. It's just frustrating. Thank you for your help. I really do appreciate it.

  30. mlissj1971
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OH I understand what you mean!!! I know next to nothing about programming. I know that HTML will call the same files. I work with HTML files all the time. NOT the SAME as PHP...Thank you

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