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installing a new theme

  • 1859swan

    @1859swan

    I selected a theme and saved and activated it. It shows up in my themes, but when I go to my site, it is the 2012 wordpress theme. What am I missing?

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  • Does your admin theme panel actually indicate that your chosen theme is, in fact, active?

    If so, then while looking at your site press the Ctrl and F5 keys at the same time to refresh your browser cache and reload the page.

    1859swan

    @1859swan

    I have attempted to download a few themes from other sites and wordpress is not recognizing them as zip files. When the download comes to my computer I must extract it to someplace in order to save it. Then when I attempt to upload them to my dashboard I receive a message that it must be in a zip file. Any suggestions?

    You just stated that you extract it? It cannot be extracted, or it’s no longer a zip file

    You simply save the zip file somewhere, say to your desktop, and then upload that zip file – no extraction

    1859swan

    @1859swan

    This the error message I received:

    The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    I tried 2 different themes from 2 differnt sites and got the same message. How do I resolve?

    gnba1941

    @gnba1941

    I have the same problem with CodeCanyon’s Thumbnail Scroller (WP NextGEN Gallery Template) theme. According to the author “I’m sorry but the theme can be installed only by being uploaded trough FTP.” Upload it to the root directory. For this theme there’s a link for installing; “http://www.screenr.com/vbd8”
    Hope this might help.

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    Did you unzip the file as it may bundled with other files and you may a theme folder

    1859swan

    @1859swan

    When I tried to upload after unzipping, I get a message that says it doesn’t recognize the package as a zip file.

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    when you unzip what do you see in the file

    1859swan

    @1859swan

    Intention of Good (theme name) xml document
    FAQ internet shortcut
    Template setup – internet shortcut

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    I do not see any files in there that are wordpress theme where did you get the theme.

    1859swan

    @1859swan

    btemplates.com

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    looks like they templates and not wordpress themes.
    you can search for themes on this page click on themes

    1859swan

    @1859swan

    Thanks for your help. I found another theme and it worked!

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