Manually Installing ProPhoto

The following support instructions involve the use of an FTP program. If you're not sure what an FTP program is, or how to use it, visit this tutorial before proceeding.

Once you are familiar with FTP, uploading your ProPhoto theme files is actually quite easy. Download the latest build of the ProPhoto 5 theme zip file from your ProPhoto account page. Then, go to the prophoto5.zip file on your computer and unzip it, thus creating a folder called prophoto5.

(If you ended up downloading the zip file multiple times, resulting in a prophoto5.zip and a prophoto5 (2).zip on your desktop, make sure you unzip and use the prophoto5.zip file.  If you try unzipping and using one of the other files, it can create a folder named something other than just ‘prophoto5’, which will create problems for you.)

Using your FTP program, navigate to the directory containing your blog files, and then go to the “wp-content” > “themes” directory. If you had problems auto-uploading the theme and there is already a ‘prophoto5 folder in the themes folder, just delete it.

At this point you will want to check inside the prophoto5 folder on your desktop and make sure that it contains files, and not just another prophoto5 folder. If there is a prophoto5 folder inside, then upload just the inner one (containing the theme files) instead.

If you have this problem, upload the inner "prophoto5" folder

If you have this problem, upload the inner “prophoto5” folder

Then just upload the prophoto5 folder from your computer into the “themes” folder in FTP.

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Your ProPhoto5 theme will now be available to activate in your blog’s admin area under “Appearance” > “Themes“.

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The following support instructions involve the use of an FTP program. If you're not sure what an FTP program is, or how to use it, visit this tutorial before proceeding.

Once you are familiar with FTP, uploading your ProPhoto theme files is actually quite easy. Go to the prophoto4.zip file on your computer and unzip it, thus creating a folder called prophoto4. If you need a fresh copy of the ProPhoto 4 zip file you will need to contact us. It’s not available to download from your ProPhoto account page as we no longe support it.

(If you ended up downloading the zip file multiple times, resulting in a prophoto4.zip and a prophoto4 (2).zip on your desktop, make sure you unzip and use the prophoto4.zip file.  If you try unzipping and using one of the other files, it can create a folder named something other than just ‘prophoto4’, which will create problems for you.)

Using your FTP program, navigate to the directory containing your blog files, and then go to the “wp-content” > “themes” directory. If you had problems auto-uploading the theme and there is already a ‘prophoto4 folder in the themes folder, just delete it.

At this point you will want to check inside the prophoto4 folder on your desktop and make sure that it contains files, and not just another prophoto4 folder. If there is a prophoto4 folder inside, then upload just the inner one (containing the theme files) instead.

If you have this problem, upload the inner ‘prophoto4’ folder

Then just upload the prophoto4 folder from your computer into the “themes” folder in FTP.

Your ProPhoto4 theme will now be available to activate in your blog’s admin area under “Appearance” > “Themes”.

The following support instructions involve the use of an FTP program. If you're not sure what an FTP program is, or how to use it, visit this tutorial before proceeding.

Once you are familiar with FTP, uploading your ProPhoto theme files is actually quite easy. Go to the prophoto3.zip file on your computer and unzip it, thus creating a folder called prophoto3.

(If you ended up downloading the zip file multiple times, resulting in a prophoto3.zip and a prophoto3 (2).zip on your desktop, make sure you unzip and use the prophoto3.zip file.  If you try unzipping and using one of the other files, it can create a folder named something other than just ‘prophoto3’, which will create problems for you.)

Using your FTP program, navigate to the directory containing your blog files, and then go to the “wp-content” > “themes” directory. If you had problems auto-uploading the theme and there is already a ‘prophoto3 folder in the themes folder, just delete it.

At this point you will want to check inside the prophoto3 folder on your desktop and make sure that it contains files, and not just another prophoto3 folder. If there is a prophoto3 folder inside, then upload just the inner one (containing the theme files) instead.

If you have this problem, upload the inner ‘prophoto3’ folder

Then just upload the prophoto3 folder from your computer into the “themes” folder in FTP.

Your ProPhoto3 theme will now be available to activate in your blog’s admin area under “Appearance” > “Themes”.

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