I cannot seem to find the proper answer to my question anywhere, so I am hoping for some help from you all.
I’m currently working on an online digital repository for some archival materials. My supervisor and I have created our website with Omeka, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to change the theme or modify the site to make it look “nice” in any way. I am very much new to this software so forgive me if I sound like a complete idiot but I’m getting quite frustrated here.
I downloaded some different themes through the Omeka S site, but even after I download them and extract the files, there is never an option for a different theme when I go back to the “theme” tab to edit my website. For the record, I am using a Mac computer which I am also not used to at all as this is just my work computer - don’t know if that makes a difference.
Please help! How do I get the themes that I downloaded to ACTUALLY appear in the themes tab when I edit my site?
Actually no, I have not done that. I have no idea how. I’m really sorry, this is my first time ever using Omeka and I’m not catching on to it as easily as I thought I would. Would you mind providing me with a step-by-step of how to do this?
The theme folders you download from the Omeka S website need to go in the /themes folder in your Omeka S installation. Assuming you Omeka S site is hosted somewhere online, you’ll either need a FTP client or the ability to log in through your webhosting’s portal. You have to be able to access the file structure of the Omeka S installation in order to add themes.
I am experiencing this! (Omeka-S 1.3.0) I just uploaded the Cozy, etc. Theme, changed owership/group/permissions to/for Apache, and they are not showing up when I go to Site --> Some site --> Theme. All I see there is the Default theme.
Just to rule out the same cause as glparker, /opt/omeka-s is actually where your live Omeka S install is located? That’s not a common location for web content but if you configured it manually it’s possible of course.