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User cannot change theme (7 posts)

  1. Frank Ward
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hi Folks,
    I've spent at least a day trying to figure this out and have checked nearly every post in the forums here. I simply cannot see any way for the user to change their theme. They have no option whatsoever to change this.

    I managed to change the users role (and subsequently experimented with the role manager). They could then change the site theme which affected everyone.

    What I want is for the user to choose a theme. I've read the posts about keeping the admin/main theme consistent with this but it's almost as if I can't get past the first hurdle.

    There is an option for the admin under Edit Blogs that says "Allowed Themes" and then says "Serialized Data".

    Helpful comments appreciated.

  2. cafespain
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Are they logged into their own blog? Do they admin rights to their own blog? If so they need to go to the Appearance tab and select a theme.

  3. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    If their user level doesn't have sufficient rights, then they can't change the theme. Like cafespain said, if they are the admin of the blog, they can.

    themes are specific to each blog as well. You need to go to Site Admin -> Themes and make sure you have enabled the themes you want. *Then* they will show up under Appearance.

  4. glogo_
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    The above is the very same problem I am having with my new install of wpmu.

    @andrea_r
    users do not have access to the appearance menu item.
    the themes show up only for admin, but even if the user is assigned the role of admin, he is still not able to see the appearance menu on his own blog. He *can* however change the theme of the main blog. It's a bit odd.

    @Frank Ward
    Did you every find the answer to this? I am also searching the posts and cannot find any references to this problem.
    Everywhere it says to enable the themes or go to admin - blogs -edit. This did not work for me. when you go to admin, blogs, you get a list of blogs. then you go to edit on one of them, and then you go all the way down to the bottom of a very long list of options. There you can put in the titles of the themes which should be available to the user.
    When I do this, then click update, the list just disappears.
    What you said "Serialized Data" appears, does not appear on my install. In my interface, I can actually type some names in there, but the wp-app does not save them.

    Very curious problem. Would be interested to know where you are hosting your site(s).

    OM
    G

  5. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    "but even if the user is assigned the role of admin, he is still not able to see the appearance menu on his own blog."

    Yes, this is a problem, because it does not work that way by default.

    "Everywhere it says to enable the themes or go to admin - blogs -edit. This did not work for me. when you go to admin, blogs, you get a list of blogs. then you go to edit on one of them, and then you go all the way down to the bottom of a very long list of options. There you can put in the titles of the themes which should be available to the user."

    Uh, no. There should be a list of inactive theme on the right, with checkboxes. And the rest of that paragraph is troublesome, as you should not be able to type things in places where "serialized data" is supposed to be.

    I'd rather ask where you are hosted, and if you've looked at error logs, because something is wrong with your install.

  6. cpmrgmt
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Hello Frank and Glogo

    Any news about solving the mistery? I face the very same issue but no theme appears in my blogs, only the main one shows the chosen theme whether selected my main administrator or user with administrator rights.

    Thanks.

  7. shapipo
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    go to SITE ADMIN >> THEMES >> AND ACTIVATED ADDITIONAL THEMES.

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