Different system, different question.
With gpEasy installed, I wanted to install a theme. This link appears on my adming page
When I select a theme I then get offered a choice to download or install. Download works fine because it pulls from gpEasy.com But the install link,
wants to pull from localhost, which is the non-production, closed system I'm using to play with.
First question: What can I do to install a theme automatically? (I tried downloading the ZIP file and putting it into webroot. I also tried putting it into a folder named "Admin_Theme_Content" in webroot. Neither worked.)
Second question: So I unpacked the files and put them into a directory within the theme directory. What do I do next?
The install link (the one that points to localhost) is correct. The link tells your installation to fetch the selected theme from gpEasy.com.
Downloading the theme works fine as well. After uploaded to the /themes directory, go to the "Appearance" heading on your admin toolbar and select "Layouts". You'll see a list of available themes (including the one you recently uploaded). Click on the links associated with the theme (normally a color variation like "Blue" or "Green") and you'll be shown a preview and options for what to do next.
Hope that helps and sorry for the delay.
Please explain how a link to my installation can fecth a file from some other domain.
gpEasy is designed so that each installation can download themes directly from gpEasy.com. All your installation needs to know is which theme you want it to download. The install link that points back to your installation tells it which theme to download.
Update: I do see a PHP file titled "Admin Theme Content." Perhaps the answer is that the link loads this file, which does the work of going to gpEasy.com to get the theme. In my case I get a "Problem loading page" error, but I have no idea what to do to fix the issue since I surely do have access to the pages on my own workstation.
Also can someone advise how to install a downloaded theme?
That's right. 192.168.0.215 is the static IP assignment given my workstation by my DHCP server.
http://192.168.1.215:8080/ brings up the intranet home page from my workstation and other comptuers in the office, as intended.
http://127.0.0.1:8080/ and http://localhost:8080/ also work fine, but obviously from my workstation only.
Ok, it may be the only thing that needed changing is the code that creates the install links (so that it includes the port number in the install link). If you try to install directly now, does it work?
I'm sorry, I don't know what you're suggesting when you say to "install directly."
Are you saying to download a theme then install it? I don't know what do do with the file once I've downloaded it.
Or to modify the gpEasy code that handles the install links? I'm not sure where that would be done, or how.
(To clarify something I wrote previously, http://192.168.1.215 does not bring up my home page unless the port number is also given.)
When you browse themes and see an "Install" link for the theme, clicking that install link should work for you now.
Before, the link pointed to http://192.168.1.215/Admin_Theme_Content (without the port), but I've updated to code to include the port. The change was done on gpEasy.com so you don't need to reinstall anything.
OK, so I attempted to install a theme and it seemed to work fine, but after I did so there appeared to be no change on http://192.168.1.215:8080/Admin_Theme_Content - so . . . how do I apply a theme after going through the three-step install process?
What is the difference between a theme and a layout?
As before, how do I install a theme from a downloaded file? If there is an online answer to this question, I have not found it.
At http://tinypic.com/r/2wgxl6e/5 is an image of what I see after installing a theme. Note, there doesn't appear to be anything to click on to change the theme from "Default" to "Simplicity."
This could definitely be easier. I just added a help page to the documentation: http://docs.gpeasy.com/Main/Themes_and_Layouts (see "Using a Theme")
Thnaks - this helps a LOT.
Anyway, I installed Simplicity and it works a little strangely. Typefaces and such change whan I save and log out and other users on the network do not see backgrounds as I see them.
What should I look for to find out how to fix this?
I went to look at the permissions for the theme's folder, but there isn't one. The only folders I see at C:\Apache2\htdocs\themes are "Black Header," "Light_Texture," and "One_Point_5." Wheare are Simplicity's files?