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  • I am trying to install a theme I just purchased, but I only have the “Manage Themes” Tab under Appearance. What should I do? THX.

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  • Does the username with which you are logged-in assigned to the “Admin” user role?

    Are you using self-hosted WordPress, or the hosted blogging service WordPress.COM?

    Thanks Chip. The username is assigned to “Admin” user role.

    I am using DreamHost to host my WordPress and domain. Not sure if this helps.

    Are you running with MultiSite enabled?

    Hi Chip, sorry I am new and don’t know how to determine if I am or not? What do you suggest? Or how can I check it?

    Did you install your WordPress, or did someone else install it (or was it maybe a 1-click installer)?

    It was a one click installer, provided by DreamHost. I remember seeing this Tab two days ago when I installed it, and now I can’t.

    Hi Chip, done! I had saved a previous log-in url, and now logging on with it, I see the Tab. THANK YOU for your time and interest in helping me!


    I am with Dreamhost and did the similar one-click install. I’m only seeing the “Manage Themes” tab in the interface. May I ask what you did to get the Install tab to show up?

    I’m using the admin login that Dreamhost sent me, but can’t install my own theme.

    Thanks in advance,

    I am having the same exact problem. I did Dreamhost 1-click install and it seemed to work, but I only have “Manage Themes” tab, but no “Install Themes” tab. I am definitely on, not .com.


    You need to check your permissions on wp-content\themes\. It needs to be writeable by the server.


    I’m going to open a trouble ticket with Dreamhost; hopefully, they will be able to resolve this for us both.



    I got a very quick response from Dreamhost; here’s the problem: I chose a One-Click SIMPLE Installation instead of a Custom Installation. The Custom Installation will give you permission to change themes, whereas the Simple will not.

    Here’s what you have to do:

    1. Remove your One-Click install. Follow this link for instructions on how to do it:

    2. Once the blog is deleted, you need to create a new blog using the Custom Install. Follow this link for instructions on how to do it:

    I’m currently waiting for the confirmation email to come from Dreamhost, so I can’t tell you if that will solve it, but hopefully it will.


    I have same problem-I went to my blog dashboard today to install a theme and there is no install tab!! I had earlier updated to latest version 3.1.2

    (@ Chip Bennett-I run multisite
    is this a problem?-how can I fix this please?)

    If you’re running MultiSite, you need to go to “Network Admin” to install Themes.


    The Custom Install fixed my problem; I was able to upload themes after following Dreamhost’s email instructions.

    Good luck to you!

    Chip: Thank you for all your help!


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