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  • Hi

    Finally took the 1.5 plunge and followed the 1.2->1.5 upgrade options at

    I am very pleased with the result, except that I want my old layout restored. At Presentation-Themes, there is only default theme, with no other themes available. Also, it says “The template files are located in . The stylesheet files are located in .”

    I am not sure if I done the chmod thing right, and I cannot find .htaccess file either in smartftp or cuteftp.

    I am grateful for any help.

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    In the /wp-content/themes directory, there should be 3 folders:
    Your theme

    Do you see them ?

    Yep! I can see all them, Your theme is “Carrots” as per the upgrade suggestion.

    I also have a problem now with a blank index.php page (strangely this page displayed perfectly on initial upgrade process).

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Carrots – good word 🙂
    The css there gets a 403
    and so does the classic.

    Try changing the permissions up for those folders ?

    Ok, done that. Plus it kind of works. Can see my index.php now, but only kind of

    Some problem with the css file? The default theme works OK, but it is too plain.

    I am grateful though that you fixed the blank index.php. Thanks!

    BTW, what should the permissions be set for the themes folder and files?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    755 should present no problems for you.


    Any ideas why
    looks so, er, minimal.

    In 1.2 I had a particular layout based on the css file which included a banner and graphics that are in the root folder. The colors in the page are right, but obviously nothing else is. I will try to edit the style.css file, but I am not sure why nothing else has translated to 1.5.

    Any ideas?

    OK. I am getting there with this harrowing upgrade! I have updated links in style.css, and the graphic page elements are now taking shape. What I am unsure about is why the content is missing: links, posts, comments etc. It is fine on the vanilla styled theme, so it is there in my database.

    Is there a trick in the upgrade process to make the index page from 1.2 display the content the same way as it did before?

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