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It is not a theme issue, my friend!

As a creator of so many free and premium WordPress Themes, I usually get emails from people asking for support with their WordPress powered websites. I usually re-direct the users to my support forums, because most of the time, if I solve the issue for one person, it might help other people having the same or similar issues.

This post, I would like to pin-point some of the questions that people ask, which are in no way related to the theme they were using.

First thing to check
The first thing you have to check, before you decide if an issue at hand is an issue with the theme, is to go and set your site to use a different theme.
You can do this, by going to Appearance > Themes > and then picking up a different theme.

If you are still having the issue at hand, then it means, the issue is not at all related to the theme you were using. Makes sense?

Most common issues that are not related to the theme you were using
Issue 1: Uploading Images do not work with your theme
If you are having issues with uploading images to your post, it has nothing to do with the theme you are using.
It is probably because of a ‘directory permission’ issue at your wp-content folder or any of its sub-folders. This could also be because of this issue.
This is not controlled by the theme at all.
So, you can do the ‘first thing to check’ as suggested above, and I am sure, it will not be a theme issue.

Issue 2: RSS Feed does not load
The RSS feed for your WordPress site is not controlled by the theme that you are currently using. It is generated by WordPress, and most often, the feed becomes broken, when you have some invalid xhtml in one of your posts. You probably forgot to put some closing tags or you copied and pasted content into your post from somewhere else.
Again, you can do the ‘first thing to check’ as suggested above, and I am sure, it will not be a theme issue.

There may be other issues that are not related to the theme, and I will update this post as and when possible.

1 Comment

  1. Rocks

    Aminul Islam Sajib

    October 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you. I think this helps everyone out there using the awesome themes you’ve gifted us [for free] 😉

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