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  • Hi All,

    Currently I am working on 2 sites. On 1 site I have a theme working, but when I copy this theme to the 2nd site, I can’t edit the settings of wordpress anymore.

    Does anyone have any idea? I created the theme myself, so perhaps I have done something wrong with the theme?

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  • Is it just the normal wordpress settings or is it the settings of the theme you are trying to work with. I don’t think a theme would mess with the backend too much other then it’s own settings…I could be wrong though.

    esmi

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    Try checking your site’s error logs for error messages. Your hosts should be able to help you in accessing your site’s error logs.

    I’m talking about the normal settings, like reading, and site name etc.

    esmi

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    I don’t think a theme would mess with the backend too much other then it’s own settings

    A badly coded theme can impact any – and all – areas of the wp-admin area.

    Thanks esmi…that is kinda scary!

    esmi

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    Even more so if you’re the one developing the theme. But it gets less scary when you’ve managed to bring the back end down about 4 or 5 times. 😉

    Seriously, though, that’s the reason why we often ask where the theme came from. If it’s a recent theme from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ it’s unlikely to be a theme issue. If it’s from some place else, who knows..

    If it’s a custom theme, then it’s down to pulling out the debugging tools.

    If it works on one, but when you transfer it to another site, my question would be about file ownership and permissions, use a shell to amend using chown and chmod…

    Esmi, isn’t it strange that it does work on another site?

    RabbitFoot, could you explain about this sentence: “use a shell to amend using chown and chmod”?

    Does each site share the same server? Server settings?

    Perhaps your server settings, .htaccess files, or some other file is changing the way the theme interacts with one site.

    Velocegatto, each site shares thesame server and server settings. The .htaccess files only contain the things needed for permalinks.

    esmi

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    Forum Moderator

    isn’t it strange that it does work on another site?

    Not really, no. A different site may mean a different server with a different configuration or version of PHP. The error logs should reveal any issues of this kind on the problem site.

    Esmi, thanks for your response. I think i’ll just make a child theme for the Twenty Twelve theme and make that one thesame. See if that fixes it.

    @inspired Media

    Filesystems are not all the same! (esp. Windows, it really isn’t POSIX)

    When copying files across, dependently, file permissions may or may not be preserved or even be right.

    Since you are unaware of chmod and chown (command line programs on Linux / Unix systems), the easier way is to use your favourite FTP Client.

    In the FTP Client connect to your troublesome site, look at some files which were installed and you’ve not amended, see who owns it, the groups its linked to and the read / write permissions. Then see how they differ from the transferred files. Then amend appropriately.

    Owner, Groups, Permissions.

    RabbitFoot,

    I just uploaded it again and tried it, still didn’t work. So I went and look at the following:

    Owns it/Groups (it has different owner and group, but that’s normal right, as it’s different sites too?)
    Read/Write permissions (these are thesame)

    Still it doesn’t work. Would you mind taking a look perhaps?

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