How To Solve Theme Issues
If you are having trouble or issues with your theme, this can have numerous causes. First of all take a look at our built-in system check in theme administration. It helps you to detect and determine common issues.
Here are some more common issues that might arise:
Can't save template configuration
This might be due to file permission issues. Please read this tutorial on how to detect and resolve the problem.
You renamed our Joomla theme and can't save template configuration
In Joomla, if you have rename your theme and get a message similar to the following:
The parameter file /templates/YOO_TEMPLATE/params.ini is unwritable! config Element not defined for type = config
The template directory YOO_TEMPLATE does not match the path set in the templateDetails.xml file, therefore the config element cannot be loaded. Make sure the addpath attribute matches your templates directory:
<fields name="params" addfieldpath="/templates/YOO_TEMPLATE/warp/systems/joomla/config/elements">
Warp theme administration is unstyled
The content is unstyled because no CSS is being loaded
This might be due to file permission issues in the theme directory. Please read this tutorial on how to detect and resolve the problem.
This is most likely due to a php error being thrown. Please enable the display_errors parameter in your php.ini. Only with an error message the problem can be found.
Another way to check for PHP errors is to have a look at your PHP error log. The PHP log shows information on errors and warnings thrown by PHP. Your host should have configured PHP to write that information to a log rather than output them on screen.
Please check this guide to PHP error messages for webdesigners for a more thorough view on the subject.
Webfonts are not loading in Internet Explorer
If webfonts are not being rendered in IE7 and IE8, your server might not supporting the required Mime-Types. To solve the issue, you need to open the .htaccess file in your installation root folder and add the following code:
AddType font/ttf .ttf AddType font/eot .eot AddType font/otf .otf AddType font/woff .woff AddType application/octet-stream .otf .ttf
We also recommend not to use IE9 browser modes for IE7 and IE8 to check your website, you should use a native IE7 / IE8 on a virtual machine like Oracle's VirtualBox.
CSS3Pie is not working
This can be caused by not serving the correct HTC behavior. To solve the issue, you need to open the .htaccess file in your installation root folder and add the following code:
AddType text/x-component .htc
Another issue could be an incorrect permission setup for the cache folder, please read this tutorial for more information.
Why does the Validation Fail
This can be caused by poorly formatted or broken code in your Content or Ouput from a 3rd Party extension or Plugin. You can use a Validation Service to validate your pages. To learn more about Validation failing, please read this tutorial for more information.