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  • I have installed WordPress 3.2.1 and two themes into my hosting account. One theme was called butterfly and the other clockstone.

    The clockstone theme has its own dashboard, but I didn’t realize that I could only use that to update the theme. I added menu items using the WordPress dashboard. Then I checked the site none of the menu items were visible.

    I was frustrated by this and decided that the theme was too complicated for me to figure out and I attempted to activate the Butterfly theme instead.

    Now the only thing I can see on my site are these words:

    This theme is released under creative commons licence, all links in the footer should remain intact

    I can not get back into the admin page even when I enter the URL

    I can get into the files on the server and I could delete either or both of the directories where the themes are located if that would solve the problem.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Try switching to the Twenty Eleven theme by renaming your current theme’s folder in wp-content/themes using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

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