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I uploaded a theme, but it isn't working? (5 posts)

  1. angryrectangle
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello!

    I've just made my first theme with the help of some how-to wordpress sites. Anyways, I uploaded it into my /wp-content/themes folder and it is NOT showing up!

    These are the files I have:
    archive.php
    comments.php
    footer.php
    functions.php
    header.php
    index.php
    page.php
    reset-fonts-grids-tabs.css
    search.php
    searchform.php
    sidebar.php
    style.css

    So, there is a stylesheet AND everything that should be included in a template.. right?

    Anyone know why this isn't working?

    Thanks so much!
    Anya.

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    and it is NOT showing up!

    ... not showing up when you click on Design or not showing up after you click on screenshot in Design panel?

    Anyone know why this isn't working?

    It could be caused a wide variety of reasons from missing opening or closing tags/divs or missing get_headers or get_footers etc. Double check those little things that can cause big headaches.

  3. angryrectangle
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It doesn't seem to be showing up anywhere? I'm looking in Design > Themes section.

    I got most of the code of a tutorial website, and just recently checked it.. doesn't seem to be any errors?

    There is one thing, though.. I tried editing other themes by copy+pasting the code from my NEW template in the "theme editor" section.. everything works until I put in the style.css code.. then when I click update it takes me to a page that says "the theme you are trying to edit does not exist"??

    ARrrrg!!

  4. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I got most of the code of a tutorial website, and just recently checked it.. doesn't seem to be any errors?

    Which tutorial website was it and have you contacted the author on why the theme's not working?

    everything works until I put in the style.css code

    then there's probably non-CSS tags in style.css which brings it all down.

  5. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Does your style.css (of the theme) have all the proper tags in it? 'Theme Name' etc? Like this:

    /*
     * Theme Name: 		Special
     * Theme URI: 		http://www.url.co.uk/special-theme/
     * Description: 	This is a theme by me.
     * Author: 		Theme Designer
     * Author URI: 		http://www.url.co.uk/
     * Tags:		two column, three column, whatever
     * Version:		1.0.0
     */

    To get it to show up in 'Design' you need the theme name to be unique, then it should show up. Like mercime said too, make sure there aren't odd characters in. Hand-type it in again to be sure. Cut and paste (especially from Word) can be problematic sometimes.

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