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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: wade c on December 18, 2011, 08:53:12 PM

Title: unable to figure this out
Post by: wade c on December 18, 2011, 08:53:12 PM
Hello all and first let me apologize if this is in the wrong area, I am a complete NOOB when it come to this, I was tinkering with my forum awhile back with the colors and everything seemed ok till the next day when I tried to goto my site and all i get is this

 Unable to load the 'html_above' template.


I have the slightest clue on what the next step would be in fixing this. any and all help is really appreciated. Thank you all
Title: Re: unable to figure this out
Post by: IchBin™ on December 18, 2011, 09:04:07 PM
Did you install another theme or mod or something? Are you on a custom theme? You can try viewing your forum with the default curve theme if you are admin by typing theme=1 into your URL in the admin panel.

yourdomain.com/index.php?action=admin;theme=1

The error you are receiving typically comes from installing a theme that was meant for SMF1.x on a SMF2.x forum.
Title: Re: unable to figure this out
Post by: wade c on December 20, 2011, 12:46:10 AM
as far as I know all i did was try changing some color codes, I am even unable to get into the admin section just to do as you suggested. I am so lost it aint even funny I guess this is what I get for doing things that are out of my realm of knowledge.


my url is www.az4wheelers.com/forums
Title: Re: unable to figure this out
Post by: ARG01 on December 20, 2011, 01:07:24 AM
Try replacing the file that you were editing with the original file from the SMF zip. I am not sure what file you were editing for color but it should have been a css file. Making the wrong changes to a php file can get you all kinds of messed up.

In the future ALWAYS keep a backup copy of your file before making any changes.

 ;)
Title: Re: unable to figure this out
Post by: wade c on December 22, 2011, 09:36:18 PM
Well I do happen to have a backup copy but like I said I cannot even get into the site itself to do anything at all. would I have to go thru the hosting site or? my hosting is through fat cow.
Title: Re: unable to figure this out
Post by: MC73 on December 22, 2011, 09:59:17 PM
C Panel or FTP the files to replace them