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[resolved] Upgrade broken and reverted to twenty fourteen theme HELP! (23 posts)

  1. katemegill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I updated Celestial lite today and it said the theme is broken and reverted to twenty fourteen. YIKES!!

    HELP!!! I don't want to have to figure out all of my changes I made to the child theme all over again.

  2. katemegill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It says stylesheet is missing.

  3. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's odd that happened to you because you are the only one that has experienced this out of the 1000+ updates others have done, so my guess is that something didn't go 100% with your update. You can of course revert back to the previous version by clicking on Other Version 2.0.9 link (not the svn one) off the Developer tab http://wordpress.org/themes/celestial-lite/developers/

    Unzip it and then using FTP, you can upload and replace the 2.1.0 files with the 2.0.9 files for Celestial lite.

    You can also try once again and download the 2.1.0 (latest version) and unzip it to your desktop and then using FTP, upload to replace the existing theme files to see if your previous update did not go proper.

    As a side note, any changes you made with your child theme won't be lost because it's not the child theme that gets updated, it's the parent theme -- Celestial Lite

    I also did a test on my computer local site and installed the child theme and did not experience any problems.

  4. mahlerthetitan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello.
    I am having a similar problem (though I know I can't say it's the SAME problem, because of lack of evidence & information from katemcgill and myself).
    In my case, what I can tell you is that I'm using WordPress 3.8.1, I'm using a child theme, and I've made several modifications to the .php files of the theme, in the past -- You probably want to know which ones. But it's been over six months, and I'm really not sure.

    In the Dashboard, under Appeareance>Themes, I am given the following error message:

    The active theme is broken. Reverting to the default theme.

    I am going to attempt to reinstall 2.1.0 via FTP and see if that does the trick.
    More soon...

  5. mahlerthetitan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Manual download & FTP upload of 2.1.0 = Rousing success!! :)
    Thanks, StyledThemes.

    katemegill, did you try this out?

  6. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm.... a second one to experience this. Hard to say what is happening, but as you mentioned mahlerthetitan, downloading, unzipping, and then uploading the update worked. Just have to wait and see if this works for @katemegill too.

  7. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah... I know what is happening!! I need to let WordPress know. Basically when you click to update, the theme Celestial Lite is replacing the previous version with an empty theme (no files) except a folder named "child-theme" which should contain a zip child theme. However, this is replaced by an SVN file name and 0 kb in size.

    I've let the WP team know about this... in the meantime, updating the theme manually will work.

  8. mahlerthetitan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sweet, sweet resolution. :)

    Thanks again,StyledThemes.

  9. katemegill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I was able to update it but all my customization is gone. GRRRRR!!!

  10. katemegill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, that's because the child theme is no longer there in my themes!! Oh man. This is the first time I've used child themes and it is driving me CRAZY! It took me a long time to work out what I wanted and I didn't write down all the stuff I coded in. I'm about ready to cry!!!!!

  11. katemegill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Alright, now I'm really confused. I FTPd the celestial lite files into the celestial lite folder (I almost never use FTP so I'm hoping I followed the directions right). BUT in my Themes it shows only the Celestial Lite but no child theme.

    However, below it it says that the parent theme is missing. I'm so confused I can't even begin to understand what is going on.

  12. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Kate.... your child theme should not have been touched. When you update the parent theme, it's only the parent theme that gets updated, not the child theme. The only way it would be affected is if you made changed to the parent theme files.

    If you contact me from my website, and if you will grant me access to your dashboard, I will see what I can do here for you. I may need FTP access too if possible?

    Contact Me

  13. Sorry for the issue. One of the WordPress.org webservers had a bad ZIP file of this theme. The server has been kicked accordingly and now has a corrected file.

    Unfortunately, this doesn't fix your site, but you should be able to remove the bad directory and install the theme again to correct the issue.

  14. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Otto for the update and fix. I will wait for Kate to contact me and I will see what I can do to help her with the child theme; I don't think she literally lost her child theme setup but will check this out.

  15. katemegill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I contacted you via the link above.

  16. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Got it...thanks. Your site is back in motion. As I mentioned in the email, and for others who may read this, I strongly recommend setting up a backup function with your site, either with a good quality plugin, or perhaps VaultPress. Anything that can backup the site, the files, and the database as well.

    The important factor for everyone is to always keep regular backups because you never know what could happen.

    But what is important, is that you got your site back :)

    Unless you have any additional questions relating to this topic, is it safe to say this one can be set as "Resolved"?

  17. katemegill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes! You are great and so is this theme. Thanks for all your help.

  18. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You are very welcome Kate. Cheers!

  19. jdiago
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I am having the same problem with a broken theme. The error message reads "Broken Themes - Celestial Lite. The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Celestial - Lite The parent theme is missing. Please install the "Celestial-Lite" parent theme.

    I will try the solution provided above but was hoping that it would've been fixed with the new version. I do not want to uninstal the theme for fear of losing my site and the modifications that I made (I did most if not all within a Child Theme).

    Please help!

  20. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Please make sure that celestial lite theme is installed ? It's the clear case of missing celestial lite theme.

  21. tewa
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hello, how can i put the about link just on the footer widgets without the it going on top navigation menu? For example: i want this information (about us, contact us, advertise with us} to be located on "footer 1" section of the widget area. However no matter what i do those information keep appearing on the top navigation menu and i only want it on the bottom footer. Is there anything i can do about this issue? Thanks

  22. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hello Tewa,
    You should create a menu for that and select footer menu in the menu options.

    Thanks.

  23. tewa
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Thank you answering my question and helping me. Also thank you for creating such a great theme.

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