trying to change default wp-theme (11 posts)

  1. rose1966
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hello all lm trying to change the default theme given for wordpress
    should l upgrade this version before trying to install a new theme
    which is flexibility2 and wordpress compatable,
    also when l go into ftp l don't see my public_html folder why is this, do l have to make this folder so l can upload to my host server?
    really confused

  2. wordprest
    Posted 6 years ago #


    for your theme upgrade is not really needed.
    as regard of your server directory, ehat do you see in your ftp window?

  3. rose1966
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ok great reguarding upgrade
    now when logged into ftp - remote shows ...folder/
    under filename shows a folder ... says <empty directory listing>

    what do l have to do not much into this lm pretty new so code is hard for me lm trying to understand as best l can

    thanks in advance

  4. wordprest
    Posted 6 years ago #

    do you still have to upload your wp installation?

  5. rose1966
    Posted 6 years ago #

    right now l just have the default theme showing but l want to upload flexibility2 theme and its wordpress compatable my installation for wordpress was done in cpanel through hostmonster

  6. wordprest
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ok. You have to connect to your installation directory and then, to locate /wp-content/themes/ folder, and upload your new theme here.

  7. rose1966
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ok l know this may sound dumb but where is that located, and where do l find wp-content/themes/folder, and do l upload from wp or cpanel kinda confused as to where things are

  8. wordprest
    Posted 6 years ago #

    if your blog address is something like http://www.myblog.com, then your installation is at root level; you'll find wp-content/themes directory here.
    You can also upload by cpanel (it's a bit slower) if you have more familiarity, but anyway you have to locate your installation directory.
    It could be something like /htdocs or /www or /public_html

  9. rose1966
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ok l went to the root direstory and uploaded when l look at it from ftp it still showes the same thing.shows at the top of ftp 250 ok current directory is /
    257"/" is your current directory

    still lm doing something wrong? lm not sure

  10. rose1966
    Posted 6 years ago #

    this is what l've been able to find
    "wordpress error"
    under wordpress themes editor

    original source

    "this is what is displayed to me under view source"

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>WordPress › Error</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://thegoogleterminator-review.com/wp-admin/css/install.css" type="text/css" />
    <body id="error-page">
    <p>The requested theme does not exist.</p></body>

    l have no idea what this means or how to fix it!!!
    lm going on four days now, and have gotten no where

  11. rose1966
    Posted 6 years ago #

    can someone help me out here

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