place it in the themes (/wp-content/themes/) directory,
and activate it via Admin – Appearance – Themes
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
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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?
Admin -> Appearance -> Themes -> Upload
Upload the zip, and that should be it!
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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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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?
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???
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,
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…
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.
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