Impossible to install new theme on localhost (8 posts)

  1. dansanterfgoed
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I installed yesterday a new LAMP server on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine.

    Apache2 is on port 80, I guess

    WordPress runs fine, but I can't install a new theme via the requiered way:


    I dowloaded the atahualpa theme in zip format to my PC and then tryed to install it via 'Upload'.

    The next step after indicating which file it is, the wordpress interface sends back an error message:

    "Failed to connect to FTP Server localhost:21"

    My FTP username and Password are of course those I use to log in to wordpress. I tryed to use the username and passwordt for the LAMP server, but that failed also. I tryed then to replace the 'localhost' by the IP adress of my PC + combination of both usernames and passwords. Neither of them did work.

    I suppose that is, because the apache2 running the LAMP server is on another port (80) or can I install a new theme another way?

    Kind regards,

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just drop the new theme's folder into the wp-content/theme directory.

  3. dansanterfgoed
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not possible. My folder is blocked by Ubuntu.Bizar. Tryed that a few times, but ubuntu won't do it. Nearly crashed.

  4. 123milliseconds
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Change bazaar to allow you to


  5. pitchafrica
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have related question -
    Trying to install Black-label WordPress theme on local host -
    getting message that intallation (via WordPress) failed because there is no CSS style sheet - How do I locate the wp-content/theme directory so I can drop file in?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Please post your own topic.

  7. CorpulentMongoose
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was able to bypass the problem with bazaar by using the sudo and move commands (along with the root password) in the terminal as described here.

    Perhaps the issue with bazaar has been fixed since this topic was first posted, but I just wanted to leave this note for any Ubuntu newbies out there (of which I am one).

  8. matternpg
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for such an easy explanation. :)

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