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[resolved] Trouble installing themes (7 posts)

  1. ZeroG
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Total WP newbie here.
    I installed today with no issues but when I try to add a theme it tries to connect to my server. I do not allow FTP traffic as we use SCP for uploads. How can I download a theme to my PC and upload the files to my server where the web site is?
    What directory should I upload the files to?

    Same issue with the header, when I try the auto update of the head it asks me to crop the header and then it fails to put it in place. I suppose it's trying to FTP the image to my server. I prefer to do it manually so I know where to change things.

    I've looked at the docs but so far have not found any clear info on this.
    Help please.

  2. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How can I download a theme to my PC and upload the files to my server where the web site is?

    Use FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    What directory should I upload the files to?

    Upload the entire theme folder to wp-content/themes

    Same issue with the header

    The header custom image option uses the same basic upload process as any other image you upload to a post or page. Have you tried uploading any images yet?

  4. ZeroG
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick responses.

    I'm in my wp-admin/theme-install.php and it will offer to install it for me but does not give me a way to download the files to my PC.
    Where do I find themes that I can download myself?

    I have uploaded plenty of images. I run web sites and forums on this server, but I do not do FTP. I use SCP instead, so none of the 'do it for me' stuff will work.

  5. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All of the themes found via the admin panel can be downloaded from the official theme directory:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

  6. ZeroG
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    THANKS James!!!!!
    Exactly the info I needed. :)

  7. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You're welcome!

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