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Wp theme install and crashed? Help Please

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by aamcle, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. aamcle

    aamcle Registered Member

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    I uploaded a theme as a zip file and installed and it apparently activated but gave a blank screen. On going to http://******************/wordpress/ I still get a blank screen even the admin login screen is blank!! Fortunately this blog isn't important or large ........

    So WP (2.9) isn't loading as far as I can tell, I've tried un-install/reinstall but the existing implementation won't delete or be over written, I'm trying cmod from Filezila to sort the permissions.

    FileZilla didn't work some of the files won't change returning " operation not permitted" I can't change them and I can't delete them, I've tried again using Plesk but that wont do it as I'm not the owner.

    I need to get control of the wordpress directory so I can at least delete it and reload the blog.

    How do I do it?



    Many Thanks aamcle


    PS Is it a good idea to keep a "spare WP blog " to try out themes on? That way I could filter out incompatible/corrupt shit before it can do significant harm.
     
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  2. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    Looks like you can't. You need to contact the owner and either have them do it or have them provide you with a user that has the proper permission to that wordpress dir.

    It'll say in filezilla under the "Owner/Group" tab who has permission to modify that directory. That's who you'll need to log on as.
     
  3. aamcle

    aamcle Registered Member

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    The admin would be me, most of the files that won't go seem to be owned by Apache ..........


    aamcle
     
  4. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    I've had weird shit like that happen with wordpress installs before as well.

    The easiest way to sort it all out would be just to ssh and use root to change the permissions. I don't suppose you have ssh and root access do you?
     
  5. aamcle

    aamcle Registered Member

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    Not as far as I can tell, but I'll have a look around.


    aamcle
     
  6. radicalseo2

    radicalseo2 Newbie

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    Well as Grizzy said you need to take a look at the owner of the files that you want to delete. You need to contact the server admin if you are not the owner of the server and do not have sufficient access, e.g. root / useraccount with editing rights.