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rubendn
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This may seem like a dumb question but how do you activate a newly installed theme.

I downloaded the new Modern Theme via Connect and it installed fine, but I can’t figure out how to get Magento to use that theme instead of the default theme.

Thanks for your help.

 
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You need to goto:

System->Configuration->General->Design

and change

Deafult under Themes to Modern

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rubendn
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Adam,
Thanks for the response.

I went to that location and changed “Current Package name” to Modern and the home page still has the default theme and when I go to a product category page it is blank.
I tried both “Modern” and “modern” in case it makes a difference.

I can change the home page by going under CMS --> Manage Pages and changing the Custom Theme to Modern under “Custom Design” but I still get all the other pages blank.

The source of the blank pages is as follows:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<
HTML><HEAD>
<
META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></HEAD>
<
BODY></BODY></HTML>
 
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Current Package Name should be default - under themes - there is a field “Default” - you need to change that to Modern

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Thanks Adam.  That did it and it is case-sensitive.

 
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