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  • Please help, I am at my wits end here!

    I am new to wordpress but am very familiar with HTML and CSS. I downloaded WP 2.2 a few days ago and found a theme I liked.

    I wanted to change the colors and customize the CSS. I read the tutorial on how to do that locally on my machine. I had to set up MySQL server through MAMP and everything is working great. (By the way, I am on a mac OSX 10.4)

    I customized my theme and had my page and blog looking great! I already have wordpress uploaded on my server (remote) and it works fine, just with a generic theme.

    So, I upload my theme and when I select it through the theme selector, my page is blank.

    I did NOT touch any of the php files… only replaced some of the image files (header, footer, etc.) and updated the CSS file. It looks great on my local machine….. why does it not show up on the remote??

    Oh, and I checked all the permissions. I uploaded it through Fetch and made sure I had the right permission settings set.

    This happened on Friday and I need my site up ASAP, so I attempted it again. I took another theme that I liked and customized it to fit my look and feel. Still the same problem!

    What am I doing wrong??? I have searched through the database and can’t find anyone with this specific problem… close, but not the same thing.

    Please, please, please- can someone help? I have been dealing with this for 4 days in a row- I must be doing something wrong and can’t figure it out.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    Oh, and I am using Firefox as my browser and editing the .css in bbedit.

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  • I may have found an answer, but I still need help:

    You may have a localhost setup on your home computer. I do, myself. I have an installation of WordPress running on my hard drive, and it’s used for testing out my site designs before I put them on a live site. When I *do* put them on a live site, I make sure all instnaces of “localhost” are changed to the proper path for the server it resides on – which is no longer my own when it’s made live.

    Yes- I have a localhost setup because I want to test my page with my graphics and styles before I make it go live. Is there a better way of doing this, or is this the only way? I can’t imagine people changing everything as their site is live… is this default way WordPress wants you to do it?? I’m not even talking about content here – just updating graphics and the style sheets. I understand that content will be added later and through wp itself.

    Now, when I am supposed to change the path for the server, where is that?? Is this in the CSS file? Or do I have to edit a .php file?


    No one has an answer to this????

    I didn’t think it was that difficult of a question.

    Hmmmm, ok, I will find a different forum and see if I can get some help on this.

    If your hosted blog works with the default (or classic) theme then it’s fine.
    The problem seems to be with the files you have edited on your machine. So, the next obvious question is: what editor are you using to edit the files?
    There have been reports of certain Mac editors that a) insert unwanted BOM characters in the file; b) saving the files with the wrong line breaks. Both issues cause havoc 🙁

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