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Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« on: February 05, 2019, 05:23:53 PM »
Greetings!

I just did a fresh install.  Everything went smoothly.  When I finished, I checked the forum, and this is what it looks like.  It looks like it doesn't have a theme design at all.  I'm assuming that this isn't normal!

Any ideas on what happened...or more importantly, my next right step?  I do have a "paid" theme that I've downloaded.

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 05:31:57 PM »
Which version of SMF have you tried to install?
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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 05:36:27 PM »
2.0.15 - the latest version I just downloaded from the SMF website.

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 05:39:03 PM »
I just noticed that version 2.1 is out, I didn't think that was a completed release when I looked at it.

Thanks for bringing my attention to it!

I assumed that the top download was the latest...lol

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 05:47:47 PM »
If you're sticking with 2.0.15, it looks to me as though you'll need to run repair settings: https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Repair_settings.php.  Please do read the wiki page carefully before running it though.
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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 06:43:24 PM »
I just noticed that 2.1 is not stable, it's just a release candidate.

I'm going to try to reinstall 2.0.15.  If I get the same problem, I will try running the repair.

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 06:58:51 PM »
Hi Irisado,

I did a fresh install, and the same thing happened.  I tried to download the repair tool, but no matter what I do I get:

File not found!! index.php/repair_settings.php

...not sure where to go for assistance, or what to do from here!

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 07:05:18 PM »
I also noticed that the STATUS.PHP file link is broken, also.

I went to the download center, clicked on tools, then tried the repair tool.  That didn't work.  I then tried to download the status tool.  That also didn't work (file not found errors when clicking on the direct download links).

Thanks!

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 07:11:01 PM »
Hi Irisado,

I did a fresh install, and the same thing happened.  I tried to download the repair tool, but no matter what I do I get:

File not found!! index.php/repair_settings.php

...not sure where to go for assistance, or what to do from here!

I see the same thing, page cannot be found.

I can however download it from the tools page ok by clicking on the package. 

If you can get it downloaded it will definitely fix your theme problem, it's a pretty common one if you search the posts on here. ;)

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 07:22:00 PM »
ah!  Got it.  I tried opening it with winrar rather than downloading it directly.  I now have the repair tool, thank you.

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 07:30:19 PM »
Thank you both, again.  That worked.  I did a quick scan of the topics, and didn't see any related posts.

Next time, I'll do a better job searching the archives.

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Re: Install Issue - Basic Theme?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 04:02:46 PM »
This is a known 2.0 issue, sometimes the installer may fail to set urls correctly, ending up with what is seen in your screenshot.
The easy route to fix it, is to use repair_settings to update the urls. :)
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