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  • piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Themes in the my-templates directory don’t seem to be applied correctly. They can be read but the thumbnail shows a blank image. When I apply, the forum works, but without any graphic element whatsoever. Looks as though it’s coded in html with the Times font.

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  • _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Trying switching to the built in kakumei and then back to your theme.

    Make sure each of your themes is in it’s own directory under my-templates

    ie. my-templates/kakumei/

    Make sure ALL the files are in that kakumei directory.

    If all that fails, do a “view source” on your page and look for the line like:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href=" blah

    and see where it is trying to load the stylesheet from.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Okay, I’ve triple checked everything.

    <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/my-templates/kakumei/style.css” type=”text/css” />

    It’s linking to the desired file. And that file exists in the required directory. Still no results. Am I missing something here?

    And _ck_ thank you for all your help today. I admire your dedication.


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    That file is not there like you think it is:

    http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/my-templates/kakumei/style.css

    It’s a 404.

    But it might be wordpress interfering with the forums directory since WP is in your webroot.

    Strange that it would happen with a static file though.

    Triple check that you have

    /forums/my-templates/kakumei/style.css

    via FTP, make absolutely sure it’s there.

    If it is indeed there, download your .htaccess file in your top directory (where WP is) and post it here.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Yep, it’s there. Here’s my .htaccess:

    # BEGIN WordPress

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

    RewriteEngine On

    RewriteBase /

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    I believe wordpress is trying to process the request because you have bbPress nested underneath WordPress which is a less common method of integration.

    Try changing that .htaccess to this

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !^forums/
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

    Not quite sure I have that right but give it a go and let’s see.

    If it doesn’t work try replacing the forums/ line with this one:

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^forums/


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    I’m sorry to keep asking but are you 1000% sure you don’t have a typo in the directory name?

    Because this one works:

    http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/bb-templates/kakumei/style.css

    and I don’t see why this wouldn’t, unless it’s a typo on your ftp:

    http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/my-templates/kakumei/style.css

    Is style.css spelled correctly in the filename in the ftp?

    Then again the embedded url is generated from the directory it’s in, so in theory, even with a typo it would still work. So we are back to looking at htaccess since I am out of other ideas.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Nope, no luck either way.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Well, why can’t I just use the core folder for my themes?

    Can that work? Two themes named kakumei? I’d be inclined to rename the my-templates one to ‘piedkakumei’ or something.


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    You can rename the sub-folder anything you want and yes you can even put it into bb-templates though that’s not how it’s supposed to be done.

    It’s just a bad sign that my-templates doesn’t work and very mysterious.

    There might be something else going on like multiviews interfering.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    I see. Well, alright, you mentioned that having bbpress nested underneath wordpress is a less common method of installation. How should I go about reinstalling it in the usual manner?


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    It’s less common but it’s not invalid at all. There are many installs that do it.

    To just move forward so you can work on other things I would simply try putting the copy of kakumei under bb-templates and see if even that works. Name it maybe mykakumei for example.


    Gautam
    Member

    @gautam2011

    Try chmodding it to 755 and see if it works then….


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Gautam: How would I do that?

    ck: Alright, as of now, I’m running the modified kakumei theme from my bb-templates folder. I have a backup of the original files in the my-templates folder. Are there any potential issues I need to be aware of before proceeding like this?

    I suppose I’ll devote more time to solving this after I’ve customised this theme to my liking and can apply it to another.

    Looks like you are still using the default kakumei theme in bb-templates/kakumei.

    As well as renaming your modified template in my-templates/ have you edited that themes style.css to reflect the new name? then selected that new name in your admin/themes selection?


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    These folders do not exist:

    http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/my-plugins/

    http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/my-templates/

    These do:

    http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/bb-plugins/

    http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/bb-templates/

    (BTW, you should turn off directory indexes by putting this in your .htaccess:

    Options -Indexes )

    Since that server appears to be running Apache/Linux, the directory names are case sensitive. Are you sure they’re lowercase? Also, using hyphens, not underscores? Can you take a screenshot of the directory listing, using a shell or FTP, and post a link to that? Or, find someone local who you trust that can log in and check this out for you.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Okay, here’s a screenshot of my forums directory

    http://roadtoanimation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/FOLDERS.jpg


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    I don’t know why I didn’t think of it but Gautam is absolutely right.

    Try chmod 755 on your my-templates and my-plugins folders.

    They are currently at 750 as you can see in your screenshot.

    Here are some instructions on how to change your file permissions using an FTP client:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions#Using_an_FTP_Client


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Yep, that’s it. The permission mode was the error.

    Thanks!

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