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  1. mightyjoeape
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I really need to get this figured out soon. I have a simple question and I am looking for a simple answer.

    What I have done: fixed a theme's html and css documents to be exactly the way I want them and have inserted those documents, along with the rest belonging to the theme loosely (not in another folder) into my blog folder "blog.creative-synthesis.com" I have also placed the new version of WordPress into a separate directory folder on my server, thus having a successful update.

    What is happening: the site is inheriting the original code from who knows where- I don't think it could possibly be on my server. From what I can see it is not finding the new files, or at least it is not replacing the old code with them.

    Simple question: what is going on? Why is the old code still there? I know it has nothing to do with the cache or anything like that. The page is legitimately finding other code. But from where? And are my files in the correct spot? Should they be named anything special, or be in specific folders?

    Please help me, I know that this is "simple" but I am brand new to WP, and I am not particularly fond of Codex... It doesn't answer my questions that I can see.

    Thank you!!!

  2. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Your theme should be in the wp-content/themes directory. If fact placing them "loosely" won't work.

    See, http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

  3. mightyjoeape
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well I tried that too....I put the files in 2 places just in case.

  4. mightyjoeape
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    In my server it looks like this

    blog.creative-synthesis.com
    creative-synthesis.com
    wordpress
    (and a couple other log/temp directories)

    Then in wordpress are several folders but the important part is:
    wp-content/themes/2Exquisite/my new files + files from the theme

    So why isn't it working?

  5. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What is not working? Your blog is there. I left a test comment. Your links don't work - you need to use a full path to the link - that way they will always work.

  6. mightyjoeape
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yeah the bog is there- the version I EDITED is NOT THERE.

  7. mightyjoeape
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That version is orange- mine has zero orange on it.

  8. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And are my files in the correct spot? Should they be named anything special, or be in specific folders?

    No.

    They have to follow this, http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

    The css you edited has to replace the syle.css that is within your themes folder. That folder has to be in WP/WP-content/themes.

    I don't know what html you edited but basically WP has no html. You can add some to the header and footer and into the sidebar using text widgets but that basically is it.

    If you have a new theme, you have to activate that within the dashboard/appearance.

    I am not particularly fond of Codex... It doesn't answer my questions that I can see.

    Why should some volunteer spend time helping you when you won't help yourself. I won't.

    A moderator should (please) mark this closed.

  9. mightyjoeape
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Okay, I understand that Codex probably has the answers I need somewhere- but quite frankly I don't understand it. The link that you just sent me has a lot to do with how wordpress decides which files to load- and not so much of how they go into the server, from what I can see.

    Yes, I clearly understand now where the files need to be. I said this:

    In my server it looks like this

    blog.creative-synthesis.com
    creative-synthesis.com
    wordpress
    (and a couple other log/temp directories)

    Then in wordpress are several folders but the important part is:
    wp-content/themes/2Exquisite/my new files + files from the theme

    So why isn't it working?

    If I had that wrong you should have just said so instead of repeating what I told you I had in place.

    If you check the source of the WP theme you are using, html comes up- that is what I edited. It worked, so I assume that is an okay thing to do. How else could I get rid of things in the html that I didn't want showing up? I suppose I could hide them in CSS... but its about the same difference as far as I am concerned. Besides for whatever reason I couldn't get my header to show up as a background image in CSS, but I put it in an img tag in html and it came up perfectly.

    (I didn't create this theme I edited it like I mentioned.)

    A moderator should (please) mark this closed.

    Why do you want to close this forum when I haven't gotten any answers? I am sorry you find me so frustrating, and I do thank you for your time. I am not sure why a volunteer has to answer my questions instead of the moderator...I would think WP would have some of those to come regularly answer difficult questions....

    Also, you said:

    The css you edited has to replace the syle.css that is within your themes folder. That folder has to be in WP/WP-content/themes.

    Well, the original theme came up without me ever putting it in my server. WordPress got in my server when I inserted it so it would update to 2.8- then I added the New files (in the correct order) in the WP directory. That is why I am so confused. I don't know where that old file is coming from... I am almost 100% positive it's nowhere on my server.

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