After upgrading from EE 1.8 to EE2, my CP theme no longer works. I double-checked paths, I tried moving my cp_themes folder to the system folder. No luck. Any thoughts?

  • Grasping at straws, but could there be a permissions issue with your themes folder? Unlikely, but it's worth checking. Jan 30, 2013 at 14:24

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This is a path issue. That's the only reason a theme goes away. I suggest rechecking all the paths and moving your cp_themes folder back to where its original location. One of the paths is wrong.

  • I double-checked and everything is correct. Any other suggestions?
    – Jon Nixon
    Jan 29, 2013 at 20:40
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    Check the page source and check what is being used for the js/css file URLs. Are those correct? Are the files opening if you paste into browser?
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Jan 30, 2013 at 3:43

My site was residing on a sub-domain. However, when copying the files and directories from the live site an .htaccess rule was forcing www on my subdomain (www.dev.domain.com vs dev.domain.com). Solved! Thanks for your help

  • I always use a relative URL for the theme folder url in my config.php: $config['theme_folder_url']= '/themes/';
    – Siebird
    Jan 30, 2013 at 18:34

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