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how to install themes manually???? (23 posts)

  1. hazan262
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i just need to know how to install themes downloaded from other website ......... i have the wordpress themes as a folder ....pls help me with it

  2. Joseph
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Upload the zip file to /wp-content/themes/ and unzip it.

  3. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    place it in the themes (/wp-content/themes/) directory,

    and activate it via Admin - Appearance - Themes

  4. espada4
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi mate.

    Go to you server. then go to (/wp-content/themes/)pot the folder of the template there unzip it and go to your Admin panel in WP press
    activate.

    Engoy!

    [sig moderated as per the Forum Rules]

  5. shannan75
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same problem. I put the files into the theme/ folder, but when I go to the Admin panel, the theme doesn't appear as an option; no way to activate it. What could be the problem?

  6. Connor Montgomery
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Admin -> Appearance -> Themes -> Upload

    Upload the zip, and that should be it!

    Best,
    Connor
    [Signature removed by moderator per forum rules.]

    p.s. Sorry about the confusion - I saw your previous topic in regards to the similar issue. I promise you WordPress is awesome! This is just a bit of a speed bump...

  7. shannan75
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Connor: I tried that, but it didn't work. I got the confirmation that the theme installed and the files are showing in the themes folder, but it still isn't showing up in the template menu.

    What I am really trying to do is just install a single custome template page and not a full theme.

  8. shannan75
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have WordPress 3.0.1 that I downloaded for free. I am developing offline, although I have apache running on my laptop. Is there a full-version that I would have to purchase? I can't figure out why it isn't working.

  9. Connor Montgomery
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just to clarify - you haven't changed the Site URL and such in the Admin settings (if you don't know what I'm talking about, then it's probably a No)? I would delete the stuff you already have in the /themes folder on the server, and try again. There may be a conflict there...

    This is weird. It's never happened to me. I've had problems unzipping and just throwing it on the server, but when I actually login and go to Admin -> Appearance -> Themes -> upload and upload it, it always works. I'm sorry to hear this...

  10. kenwahl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same problem. It looks like if you're already logged in when you manually install the new theme, you need to log out and then back in to force a reread of the themes directory. This isn't necessary, of course, when you install a theme from within WordPress admin.

  11. davidkayanja
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How in the world do you people get these things done? I've for the past days been reading everything there is everywhere and I still cant figure out how to install my theme. One talks about wp-content>theme in ftp as if it is easy to do, another Appearence>Themes>upload (which will never work), some say activate the theme (which theme I cant see)... Then there those who say follow the theme designers instructions who is telling brand new things. Uhh! what is going on?
    Wordpress is pressing me!!!
    I have a Host,
    I have a downloaded theme Zip and Unzip format,
    I have WordPress v3.2.1 in Zip and Unzip format,
    Now, what can I do with them before I surrender?

  12. masur
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ihave the same problem.
    Local host running on my PC. The inkluded themes functions well, and if I download a theme through the theme menu>install themes it works.
    But I hav purchased a theme from mysite "inFocus", downloaded it and put the inFocus folder in the wp-content>themes folder.
    The theme newe shows up in the WP theme menu.
    Can somebody solve this problem for me???
    Thanks...

  13. fanaticjim
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I see this topic was started 9 months ago. I'm having the same problem everyone else is having. I hope someone has a solution by now. I've uploaded the zip file to a shared hosting server (Hostgator). The zip file is in my wp-content/themes folder and I unzipped it. When I went to my Administration Panel the theme was not among the themes available to be selected.

    I'm working with a multi-site installation.

    Thanks for any help you can provide,
    Jim

  14. sarahjd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having the same problem and I am incredibly frustrated. I've been trying and retryng exactly as the instructions say, yet it fails. I'm praying someone can give us a solution...

  15. Thebigwebdesigner
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sarahjd where did you get the template? Sometimes templates from places like themeforest, elegantthemes etc. Have a folder inside a folder that is the template.

  16. fanaticjim
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is fanaticjim,

    I got my Theme from the wordpress.org themes.

    Jim

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @fanaticjim: Please post a new topic.

  18. sarahjd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I got my theme from templatesold.com, but I am starting to think it might be my host that is the problem.

  19. sarahjd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried that, unfortunately it doesn't work. It gives me an error message thay says, "Are you sure you want to do that?" and then below "Please try again."

  20. sarahjd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, I finally did it! If anyone is having the same problem, this helped me:
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+install+wordpress+themes+manually&aq=f

    Even though I read the instructions, they didn't mention that you have to upload the file INSIDE the file. So if you're not a tech pro like I am definitely not...this video might help!

  21. photobob
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've also been having the same problem.
    @sarahjd, can you post a link to the exact video that helped you. The link you posted is for a search criteria which turns up a whole collection of videos.
    thank in advance.

  22. sarahjd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  23. photobob
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank You

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