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  • 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

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  • hello,

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

    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

    do you still have to upload your wp installation?

    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

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

    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

    if your blog address is something like, 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

    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

    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” “”>
    <html xmlns=”” dir=”ltr” lang=”en-US”>
    <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />
    <title>WordPress › Error</title>
    <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”” 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

    can someone help me out here

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