The other day I had a client come back to me after the WordPress 2.8.5 upgrade came out. I had designed the WordPress theme for his website and after the upgrade had been installed the theme disappeared from his Appearance–>Themes section in his administration panel. At the very bottom of the theme selection page it read, “Template is missing.” next to the name of the theme. After searching around on the web I found a simple solution the error. Its just small problem within the style sheet.
Here is the solution to the “Template is missing.” theme problem:
Simply open the style sheet in an editor such as Dreamweaver or you can do the editing right within the admin panel by going to Appearance–>Editor and selecting the Style.css file.
Look for Template: at the very top of the code. It should look something like this at first:
Theme Name: BrewBlog.ca
Theme URI: http://www.blakemccreary.com
Description: Theme with two columns, right-sidebar, fixed-width and widget-ready. Compatible with WordPress 2.8, valid XHTML & CSS. What’s new? No sprites, header image, version check and much more.
Author: Blake McCreary
Author URI: http://www.blakemccreary.com
Template: BrewBlog.ca <——-DELETE THIS LINE OF CODE
Once you delete the Template code just save and/or upload the new style sheet. And there you go. WordPress theme “Template is missing.” problem solved!