Couldn't change Theme/ Template

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Couldn't change Theme/ Template

Post by muetze » Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:11 pm

Hi,

in the admin backend i normally could change the template i want. At the moment the kubrick template runs well, but i also want to try some other template. I could try different templates but the frontend wouldn't change, everything look like the same.

Why?

What do i have to change?

Is there any file where i have to change the chmod?

You could have a look at my site at http://www.muetzenhausen.de . At the moment i switches to the RTL-Languages v0.1 style. But it din't look like that wahat i wanted.

Mirko

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Re: Couldn't change Theme/ Template

Post by garvinhicking » Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:25 pm

Serendipity 0.8 offers a new restyled Admin interface which is seperate from the frontend.

There currently are no alternate backend themes known to us, they will surely get developed in the future!

(Auf deutsch: Da in Serendipity 0.8 ein neues Admin-Style eingeführt wurde, ist dies unabhängig von dem Style was du für dein eigentliches Blog gewählt hast. Da diese admin/style.css also brandneu ist gibt es noch keine alternativen Templates für Serendipity, aber das kommt sicher bald. Der Vorteil des ganzen ist, jetzt eine ordentlichere CSS Struktur zu haben in der sich Frontend und Backend nicht ins Gehege kommen)

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Post by muetze » Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:34 pm

Hi,

think you missunderstood my question. I didn't want to change the admin / backend style. I want to change the frontend in the admin panel. At the momet the frontend looks very well.

So what do i have to do, to change the frontend style (which every user could see).

After changing the style in the admin panel, nothing happened. I only could change the kubrick theme an the one which ist online at the moment.

(Nach Auswahl eines Styles im Admin Panel erfolgt keine Änderung im Frontend, alle Styles -ausser kubrick - sehen so bescheiden aus wie jetzt. Wie Du siehst ist auch ein Fehler im Layout, das die Überschrift der Einträge falsch darstellt.)

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Post by garvinhicking » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:22 am

Muetze,

ah. okay. It seems to be you have a freaked installation. I'll continue in german because it's unlikely someone else could have the same problem. If so, short version is: There should be no 'serendipity.css' in your base serendipity directory! Delete it.

Das Problem ist wohl, dass in deinem Stammverzeichnis eine 'serendipity.css' Datei liegt. Die hat da aber nichts zu suchen, die Styledateien (style.css) werden per Rewriting aus dem Templates-Verzeichnis bezogen. Deine style.css ist aus dem Jahr 2003 und dürfte da garnicht existieren. Woher kommt sie? Hast Du ein Update einer Serendipity Version vor 0.4 gemacht?

Das frontend Style sollte sich definitiv durch Wahl in der Adminoberfläche ändern, sobald die Datei nicht mehr existiert. :)

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Post by muetze » Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:25 pm

Danke!

Für so eine Kleinigkeit fummelt man Stunden herum. Wo die Datei herkommt, weiß ich nicht. Fakt ist, das ichirgendwann mal mit ner 0.5er oder 0.6er angefangen habe und das system dann geupdated habe.

Scheint wohl wirklich ein Relikt aus alten Zeiten zu sein. Ist in diesem Zusammenhang noch mit weiteren KOnflikten zu rechnen?

Sollte ich die Daten sichern und eine frische 0.8er Installation vornehmem?

Mirko

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Post by garvinhicking » Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:23 pm

Es gibt in unserer Dokumentation eine Liste, welche Dateien geändert bzw gelöscht wurden: http://www.s9y.org/64.html

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Post by Hathor » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:01 am

I have the same problem, with a twist. When I first installed this one, everything was fine. As soon as I tried to change templates, my BACKEND template disappeared. It works fine, but it's just plain text in tables.

Now I can't change the template on the front end without the same thing happening. I deleted a "serendipity.css.php" file in the root directory, but that doesn't seem to have helped.

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Post by garvinhicking » Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:16 am

Restore your serendipity.css.php file, without it, serendipity cannot display ANY template. Never delete core serendipity files, lol :-)

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Post by Hathor » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:45 pm

I did, but the problems persist.

--No backend template (administration)

--Cannot switch to any template but Kubrick - if I do, it loses all CSS formatting.

EDITED TO ADD: Whoops. This was all because somehow I deleted the trailing slash after my "URL to blog" in Configuration. :oops:

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