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Installing a Wordpress theme?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jon0, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Jon0

    Jon0 Regular Member

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    Realise this may be in the wrong forum however, i've downloaded a wordpress theme from gaaks & having a few problems installing it. Looked on Google, Youtube, to no avail.

    When downloaded, it's a Rar file, and when uploading to wordpress, it gets to 100% and say's failed. Please try again. Any way around this? I realise it may need to be unzipped or something, but can't get my head round it.

    Anyone?

    Cheers :)
     
  2. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    could be a corrupt file. I tried to upload corrupted template files before and that happens.
     
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  3. vmzyo

    vmzyo Newbie

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    Try to upload it via a FTP Client (example: FileZilla)

    Unzip the RAR and upload the theme folder to: wp-content/themes

    Then go to your Wordpress dashboard and activate the theme
     
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  4. Jon0

    Jon0 Regular Member

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    Remember now! I do believe this is how it's done. Cheers! :)
     
  5. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    it's simple. themes and plugins must be installed as .zip if you want to install it without ftp
     
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  6. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Unzip the rar and re zip it as a .zip. I don't think Wordpress can handle rar files. Try uploading it through the dashboard that way. If not just unzip and upload the folder named {theme name} (not the contents) to wp-content/themes via FTP.
     
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  7. Jon0

    Jon0 Regular Member

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    Downloaded Filezilla, not a clue what to type in the port fields, user, server, etc. Christ almighty!! :)
     
  8. Vibrance

    Vibrance Junior Member

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    Contact your host support as get them to provide the info. If you have cPanel, login and go to FTP accounts and you can create one and then use the credentials in FileZilla
     
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  9. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    download winrar, install it

    unrar the .rar theme, right click on the folder it extracted to and archive as .zip

    upload theme via wordpress
     
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  10. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    What host are you using? FTP server is yourwebsite.com or ftp.yourwebsite.com. Often the login and pass for your hosting account is the user/pass you use for FTP. Don't touch port (99.9% of the time).

    or just do what suka and I mentioned above by turning rar into zip file and uploading through Wordpress.
     
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  11. Jon0

    Jon0 Regular Member

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    Will leave the Filezilla option if Suka's option is much easier. Thanks guys, will post again if of no use!