Resetting WordPress when a Fresh Installed Theme causes “Fatal Error” July 23, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Wordpress - 3.
As we already know , WordPress as a CMS framework , separates content from presentation ( read my article ) . That makes it very flexible and extensible , just a few clicks can change the “look and feel ” of a website . The process is simple : download the new Theme , unzip it , move the folder into the Theme directory of WordPress and via the Dashboard enable it . Simple as that …..
And some day …… , after installing/ activating of the new Theme , your website isn’t accessible anymore . A nice “Fatal Error ” is displayed when you visit your website ” publicly ” or via the administrator Dashboard .
- Login your web-hosting account with a FTP client and drop the directory of the last installed Theme .
Usually the directory has the name of the installed Theme.
- WordPress will automatically “fall back ” to its default Theme ( Twentyten or Twentyeleven ) .
- Visiting your website publicly (http://yourdomain.com ) , will display the default Theme . Sometimes though , the browser will just display a blank screen .
- Login to your administration panel ( Dashboard ) .
- Activate another Theme through the Theme’s admin panel . This process forces WordPress to reset its status .
- Voila …. enjoy WordPress again .
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