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Old Aug 2, 2009, 02:15 PM
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66 posts · May 2009
After loading and experimenting with A 3.3.3, I loaded the theme switcher plugin to try alternative themes - including Atahualpa. It appeared to work, but I quickly settled on Atahualpa and removed the theme switching plugin to clean up the sidebar it was in.

Now my Wordpress (2.8.2) installation is very confused about changing themes with the normal admin page instead of the plugin - the Themes admin page indicates a change to a new template, but visiting the page results in using the previous template. After re-installing the plugin, it appears to be able to switch themes again, but things are still confused.

This may be a bug in the plugin, but I'd really like to understand how Atahualpa addresses it's theme files. According to the message on the WP Theme Admin page when Atahualpa 3.4.2 is activated "All of this theme’s files are located in /themes/atahualpa342", however, when I visit the page and view the Page Source, it is addressing "/themes/atahualpa" - which exists, but has earlier version of the theme. Is the directory name "atahualpa" hard wired somewhere in the Atahualpa theme? Is there a problem having multiple versions of Atahualpa loaded in a given WP installation?

Who determines where a theme's files are located - Wordpress or Atahualpa?

Jack
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Old Aug 2, 2009, 02:31 PM
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66 posts · May 2009
OK, more info -- apparently, if you have the theme switcher plugin installed, the only way to change themes is to use the plugin - removing it from a sidebar to the "inactive" widgets doesn't seem to completely remove it from confusing WP's normal theme switching mechanism. Not Atahualpha's problem -- I'll have to investigate this further.

Also, the theme name indicated in style.css appears to be "atahualpa" regardless of which release, causing atahualpa342 to run using files from the "atahualpa" directory. All this works if you always load a new version of Atahualpha in place of the old one - in a directory named simply "atahualpa". Having several releases loaded at once under different names takes a bit more work than should be necessary.

Jack
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Old Aug 2, 2009, 10:37 PM
Nelson
 
3 posts · Jul 2009
Fort Worth, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack96161
OK, more info -- apparently, if you have the theme switcher plugin installed, the only way to change themes is to use the plugin - removing it from a sidebar to the "inactive" widgets doesn't seem to completely remove it from confusing WP's normal theme switching mechanism. Not Atahualpha's problem -- I'll have to investigate this further.

Also, the theme name indicated in style.css appears to be "atahualpa" regardless of which release, causing atahualpa342 to run using files from the "atahualpa" directory. All this works if you always load a new version of Atahualpha in place of the old one - in a directory named simply "atahualpa". Having several releases loaded at once under different names takes a bit more work than should be necessary.

Jack
Hi Jack, I ran into this myself ... the problem is that the theme switcher uses a cookie to remember the theme you used last. The only way to get your admin theme switch to work again is to remove the theme switch plugin cookie in your browser's cache.

Hope this helps,

Nelson
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Old Aug 3, 2009, 11:12 AM
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jack96161
 
66 posts · May 2009
Thanks Nelson -- I was afraid the theme switcher had done something more malicious to my WP installation. Makes perfect sense to consider cookies (now that you point it out!) but I wouldn't have thought of it until I'd burned hours looking elsewhere!

Cheers,
Jack

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