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Broke my blog (fatal error) after pro theme install - help! WordPress


Decided to update my blog today with the pro version of AutoFocus+ from Allan Cole. Woops, that rendered a fatal error: "Fatal error: Call to undefined function thematic_before_widget() in /home/alimarben/ on line 697"

After reading all the support help online, I upgraded WordPress to the most current version via my hosting provider, DreamHost. However, I'm still unable to log in to my blog's admin portal in order to install Thematic -- per the suggested course of action in order to run AutoFocus+ on my blog.

I'm not that technical, so all the FTP, CSS, parent directory stuff doesn't make any sense to me. Can anyone help me in easy-to-understand terms, or is anyone willing to help me for low cost?

I kinda need my blog up (who doesn't?), especially right now after I hosted a big health event in Boston yesterday that has writing about it this week, as well as health bloggers in the city.


Answers (2)


Julio Potier answers:

This theme is not free, i (and we) can not read the source code, can you send it by mail or upload it on a megaupload like website ?

Thank you, i'm up to help


Navjot Singh answers:

You don't need to login to your wordpress's admin panel to install Thematic theme. Just download the thematic zip file from [[LINK href=""]][[/LINK]] and extract it to a folder on your hard drive. Now you need to upload these files using the File Manager provided by Dreamhost or if you can use Filezilla software or any FTP software to connect to your domain's ftp url using the logins supplied. You will need to upload the thematic folder under your blog's directory


If you face any problem, you can contact me via email and I will upload it for you.

Alicia Benjamin comments:

The upload is done, but now the blog is not rendering right... I think I need to go through the correct set-up steps. May need help with that.

Navjot Singh comments:

Just checked your blog. Can't really see any layout issues. Seems to be working fine.