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New user trying to install styles

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:22 pm
by dxvictor
I unzipped a style file into the \styles directory. (elegance_3.2.7.zip). When I go to Style Management/styles or install styles -- there is nothing new shown. I just installed the latest version of phpBB today. I don't know what step I'm missing.

Re: New user trying to install styles

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:53 am
by thecoalman
The directory structure should be /styles/stylelename/*, for example there is the default style /styles/prosilver/*. You should have /styles/elegance/*. Looking at the download it has sub themes like elegance_aqua, those would also go in in the styles folder.

To elaborate on the sub themes they inherit files from the base theme so if you wanted to use elegance_aqua you first need to install elegance.

Re: New user trying to install styles

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:16 am
by david63
dxvictor wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:22 pm
I unzipped a style file into the \styles directory.
I would add that unzipping on the server can create problems in that in some cases the directory structure is not always maintained resulting in the files not being where they are expected to be. To be safe you should always unzip on your local machine and then upload the unzipped files to your server.

Re: New user trying to install styles

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:28 pm
by wtrox
There does seem to be a problem with installing Elegance. I unzipped, then uploaded Elegance (whole folder) to myForumFolder/styles/. I'm sure I uploaded to the correct directory as it also contains ProSilver. I verified the upload of Elegance was successful. However, when I go to the board ACP, Customize, Install Styles, I get the message "No uninstalled styles detected". I am running phpBB 3.2.7 and Elegance 3.2.7. I have also heard of others experienced this issue.

Re: New user trying to install styles

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:38 pm
by KevC
What's the address of your site?

Re: New user trying to install styles

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:59 pm
by wtrox
Unfortunately the site is registration only for our neighborhood so I can't give you direct access. Maybe dxvictor can.

Re: New user trying to install styles

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:16 pm
by KevC
Ok but my guess is you've uploaded the folder called elegance_3.2.7 instead of the folders inside that which actually have the style colours in them.

Re: New user trying to install styles

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:32 pm
by wtrox
KevC - you were absolutely right. Thanks so much. I should have known better, but I have to say, great support!