Two days ago I also wrote about this, no one replied and I have been trying myself to solve it. I have re installed magento, but still it will not change the demo store frontend for the theme (free theme) I installed and set in app/design/frontend/default/ and skin/frontend/default and in the system/configuration/design in admin, I even added it as new design under system/design in admin.
Please can someone help me out, it took me 6 hours again to re install magento as it takes forever to upload the files onto the server. I have no clue as what to do next. I also put almost everything on the command 777 so it is writable etc.
In the config. design tab I have written exactly what should be written, ‘JMPurity’ under the ‘theme’ (can’t seem to get the print screen working, am not on my own computer) where it should be and the interface is default as on my ftp.
I work under localhost.
Somehow the theme is active, it should be at least, but does not show still. I have tried to change the theme on the previous site I am working on and it changes as it should, so I am lost as why this one doesn’t work.
Would be very grateful for your help!!
I looked at the link with installation tips as well and have done exactly as is stated there except for adding that static block.
I have the same problem. We have moved our magento installation to another server, had to tweak some records in the DB (to reflect doamin name change), and everything seems to be working, but no matter what we do, we cannot get Magento obey theme settng on the new server. It still loads default skin instead of the custom skin.
This is really weird as we copied all files and replicated DB from dump from the old server (without actually installing magento on the new server).
I have this exact same problem (copied the default theme in both locations and renamed it). I then selected the new theme in both places - under SYSTEM - CONFIGURATION - DESIGN and SYSTEM - DESIGN but the old default page still loads. I have deleted the Cache million times and disabled it altogether
I have a version 1.3.1.
Any ideas on what I need to do to make the 2nd theme load on the 2nd store front?
I know this subj was here pretty few times but there is no way that i can’t manage new theme to work!
I’ve tried by Mconnect and ftp but nothing seems to be working, i use all cache and system/conf tips, transfering files to proper dir but my problem is that I DONT SEE ANY OF my uploaded themes.
first i tried ftp, went to CMS/ PAGES - cant see anything new, only:
about us , custom service , enable cookies , home and 404 , no new theme showing up there.
Then i tried use Mconnect , here the same, cant see new themes.
When i check files on ftp, there is like 8 diff setups : blank , blue , elect , iphone and my new one , but when trying to find it under ADMIN , cant see any of them, SCOPE - see only default config / main website / default store view.
Im really tired, yesterday i lost 9h to configure all , (had php4) and some other issues, today got back all install went good and now this stupid problem ! blah , really liked that script..