Theme not display properly in Manage Theme (8 posts)

  1. niceric
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been trying to create my own theme, half way through now but the theme is not display properly in Manage Theme.

    This is the screen shoot of what it looks like

    anyone has any idea why it turn out like that?

    Appreciate your help.

    Thank you in advance

  2. drewsto
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does anyone have any solutions?

    I have this exact problem and I need to fix it.

  3. Eric Amundson
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Make sure your style.css file has an appropriate theme header. See this doc for details:


  4. drewsto
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thats what I thought but here is my css file:


    it seems fine to me but maybe i'm missing something.

    The weirdest thing is that when i uploaded it the very first time, i got the same error, but then I re-uploaded it and everything is fine. I've tested it on WP 2.5.1, 2.0.2 and 2.0.4 and not had any problems since.

    The 3 new people who have downloaded it (all for 2.5.1) all seem to be saying their having the same error. I know 2 of them have uploaded it more than once so now im really lost.

    If by chance anyone wants to try it, you can download it here:

    any thoughts or suggestions as to why this is happening would be great.

  5. Eric Amundson
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey drewsto,

    I took a look and it seems to me that the CSS file is using hard carriage return instead of a line feed. More info:


    I'm on a Linux machine, so I just copied the text of the style.css file and pasted it into a new doc, which gave it the proper line endings. Then, the screenshot.png file shows up fine.

    I posted a fixed version here.

    Let me know if that works for you.

  6. drewsto
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you soo much sewmyheadon.

    I'll re-upload everything and let you know.

  7. Eric Amundson
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You may only need to re-upload the changed version of the CSS file, drewsto - try that first.

  8. drewsto
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i re-uploaded the style sheet and the theme (hopefully) is ready to go.

    Now just waiting to hear back from folks that tried it. i was never able to replicate the problem so it made it kind of hard to test for.

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