Trouble uploading a wordpress theme

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Trouble uploading a wordpress theme

Postby digitalfirstaid » 14. June 2011 10:59

I am trying to upload a WP theme to xampp but it wont let me, just asks "are you sure you want to do this?" and a 'try again' option.

Wordpress is installed and running on 2010 theme just cant upload the new one.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Trouble uploading a wordpress theme

Postby Sharley » 14. June 2011 11:05

digitalfirstaid wrote:I am trying to upload a WP theme to xampp but it wont let me
How exactly are you trying to do that?
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Re: Trouble uploading a wordpress theme

Postby digitalfirstaid » 14. June 2011 12:32

Usual way, from the wp dashboard as a zipped file.
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Re: Trouble uploading a wordpress theme

Postby Nobbie » 14. June 2011 14:46

digitalfirstaid wrote:Any thoughts?


This is not a Xampp message, but a Wordpress message. You should go for a wordpress forum.
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Re: Trouble uploading a wordpress theme

Postby JonB » 14. June 2011 15:32

The problem basically is that the auto-installers and updaters is the WordPress dashbaord presume a pre-defined FTP connection. They were designed for LAMP stacks that are inplemented on shared web hosting.

Is the XAMPP server a local machine???

DL the theme, expand it
Lets say the DL zip expands to a new folder called \mynewtheme
Now copy that output folder to the correct folder in XAMPP
This would where the folder for a default installed Wordpress install on a XAMMP for windows server.
C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress\wp-content\themes
so your theme will be in
C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress\wp-content\themes\mynewtheme

If it is a remote XAMPP server
DL the theme
Expand the theme
Fire up FileZIlla
upload the output folder to \wordpress\wp-content\themes.

Good Luck
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