How do I install a theme?

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I have a purchased theme. In my Concrete5 account that theme is linked to a domain name. At that Domain name, I have installed Concrete5 using Softaculous. At the Concrete5 Dashboard of the website, I try to install my purchased theme.

The only option I am given is to purchase the theme again. I cannot figure out how to install the theme. The domain name is connected to the Concrete5 community, and the theme is connected to the domain name. But the only option I am given is to purchase the theme. But I have already purchased it.

Please advise. THANKS.

tamarosher
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tamarosher replied on at Permalink Reply
tamarosher
I somehow figured out how to get the theme installed. I don't know what I did, but I clicked something that worked.
bakednsconed replied on at Permalink Reply
Same problem! Does anyone have any helpful hints?
ddauwg replied on at Permalink Reply
In the dashboard you will need to select "Extend concrete5". Then you will see a list of blocks or themes that you have available to download/install.

Hope this helps.
Imperative replied on at Permalink Reply
Imperative
This can be confusing at first - for anyone else who stumbles on this.

Your active themes will install to the ./concrete/themes/ folder. If you want to install a theme, it should go in the ./themes/ folder. If you put the theme inside of your active directory, the software will ignore it.

This is especially baffling to anybody coming from WordPress, where we would just plop a new theme down in the ./wp-content/themes and hit activate.
spottedhaggis replied on at Permalink Reply
Hmm, none of this has worked for me. Instaled, then created a concrete5 login to the concrete5.org site, linked the site I am building to it, paid for a theme, and there appears to be no method to install, and less than any instruction to follow either.

Your suggestion shows me no blocks, but I have a receipt for payment!

I am used to Joomla, and though this looks interesting, I am struggling with its lack of intuity
tamarosher replied on at Permalink Reply
tamarosher
Welcome to the Concrete5 Community. You will figure it out, it is easy. If you just purchased the theme today, then it might take several hours for everything to begin. Don't give up.
spottedhaggis replied on at Permalink Reply
Hang on a second. I buy a theme, and I need to wait several hours?

ok, well that would explain why suddenly on a age I went to several times the download link suddenly appeared.
I then read something about if there is a configure.php then it is a package and should be uploaded to the package folder, so I unzipped and uploaded the folder to this package folder, but still it does not appear anywhere?

I really like the idea of this but OMG there is next to no real help here? If I add this to the themes folder, yes it appears under the theme to install, however it has no image, no name, no description, clearly there is something not right, hence it must be a package, but adding it to the package folder I see no way to actually install it!
spottedhaggis replied on at Permalink Reply
ok well its been a good several hours. I still have an invoice that shows I purchased the theme, but am still no closer to figuring out how to install it.

This does actually suck, more so becaue I want to move away from Joomla, but come on, this is stupid.

I cant find any single instruction set that is right for this, either the instructions dont reflect what I can see, or they just dont do anything!

Is this forum the only form of support there is, even after spending money?
tallacman replied on at Permalink Reply
tallacman
You do not have to wait any HOURS for your theme to be ready to install. It will show up instantly on page reload.
tamarosher replied on at Permalink Reply
tamarosher
That's right. You don't have to wait. The waiting time is only trying to find the correct click, and as a person new to Concrete5, you just don't see it, even though it is right there. The same thing happened to me when I started with Concrete5.

I suggest you go inside that admin section of the new theme, and click on various menu options such as:
settings, extend, theme,
to find what you need.

I only use Concrete5 and no other CMS because Concrete5 is so simple, yet provides so much.

What you are experiencing now is the only problem that I have ever had with Concrete5. Concrete5 has been a tremendous blessing to me.

Don't give up!