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WordPress Multisite -activated theme, site and dashboard broken

Posted on 2014-03-21
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Hi,

I successfully turned a theme into multisite. Everything was running great. I wanted to change the theme of the main site (I only have one site so far). The new theme is based on twentyeleven. I changed all the references to twentyeleven to my-new-theme. I ftp'd my-new-theme to the server, activated it, and the site and dashboard crashed.

I then went into phpadmin ran this:

SELECT *
FROM wp_options
WHERE option_name = 'template'
OR option_name = 'stylesheet'
OR option_name = 'current_theme';

and changed it back to Twenty Eleven, twentyeleven, twentyeleven.

Still broken. I can't access the dashboard or the front end.
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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
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Time to restore the backup.  You might want to consider using "child themes."
https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
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i was afraid of that-no other way to fix it?
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by:phillystyle123
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Thanks Ray - child themes won't work for what I'm trying to accomplish but there seemed to be no other option -at least with multisite- then to uninstall multisite, activate my new them, then reinstall multisite.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Yeah, WordPress has something of a "WordPress Way" of doing things, and it's not always the way a professional programmer would expect :-(

Best of luck with it anyway, ~Ray
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