Using Microthemer with Artisteer Themes

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Sparkie

Notice: this information was written when Microthemer version 2 was current. On Dec 26th, 2014 version 3 was released with a completely new interface. Some of the information may be redundant, but as much of the functionality remains the same in version 3 we haven't deleted this post.

Hi! I’ve just bought the developer version of Microthemer and I’m a little confused about how to get started. How do I use it to work with themes that are designed with Artisteer? When I install the plugin, it doesn’t find the theme that has already been applied to the site. Any help or tutorial direction you could give me would be greatly appreciated!


Sebastian

Hi Sparkie,

Once you’ve installed Microthemer you just need to download the Artisteer settings pack (AKA Blank Slate Micro Theme) for Artisteer here: https://themeover.com/blank-artisteer/

See instructions for installing Micro Themes here: https://themeover.com/install-a-micro-theme-with-microthemer-or-microloader/

Are you using Artisteer 3 or 4? I’ve recently been informed that I may need to release an updated blank slate for themes created with Artisteer version 4.

Please let me know if you need any more help.

Regards,

Sebastian


Sparkie

Hi Sebastian,

I’m using Artisteer 4. Do I need to purchase the Theme Pack separately if I have the developer’s version of Microthemer?


Sebastian

Hi Sparkie,

You don’t need to buy anything else, Theme Packs are always free 🙂

It looks like I’ll have to create a new blank slate for Artisteer 4. Do you mind hanging on for a few days while I prepare this?

Regards,

Sebastian


stevenvanzyl

I have the same problem
Thx


Sebastian

OK, I’ll sort this as soon as possible.

Sebastian


Sebastian

Hi guys,

I’ve now published an updated blank slate for WordPress themes exported using Artisteer version 4.

Download it here: https://themeover.com/blank-artisteer4/

Any probs just shout!

Cheers,

Sebastian


Sparkie

OK! So I’ve got this installed now and activated. What’s the next step? I don’t see anything different…


Sebastian

Hey,

If you go to the Microthemer UI Page you should see a load of sections. “Main Body”, “Common Elements” etc etc

If you click on one of the “Edit Selectors” links for a section and then click the title of one of the selectors that gets displayed it will load the visual editing view. Click the “Next” button a few times, or change the selector in the dropdown menu to see how the highlighting changes. This visually shows you what each selector targets on the page.

It would probably be a good idea for you to watch the Dissecting Microthemer video here once or twice to get a good feel for how to use the program: https://themeover.com/microthemer/demo-videos/

Any more questions just hola!

Cheers,

Sebastian


Sparkie

Ok! I’ve run into some other issues I hope you can help me with.

I downloaded and installed the Artisteer Theme Pack for Artisteer 4 and when I did, I had to manually create the wp-content/micro-themes directory and give it 755 permissions. When I did that, I got these messages:
WordPress does not have permission to create: /wp-content/micro-themes/249/meta.txt. Please see this help article for changing directory and file permissions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

WordPress does not have “write” permission for: /wp-content/micro-themes/249/meta.txt. Please see this help article for changing directory and file permissions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

WordPress does not have permission to create: /wp-content/micro-themes/249/readme.txt. Please see this help article for changing directory and file permissions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

WordPress does not have “write” permission for: /wp-content/micro-themes/249/readme.txt. Please see this help article for changing directory and file permissions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

I figure those aren’t crucial files and it should still work, but when I go to import the theme, nothing shows up there.


Sebastian

Hi Sparkie,

It sounds like some strict file permissions settings on your server are preventing Microthemer from unpacking the zip upload into the 249 folder. When you created the wp-content/micro-themes directory and give it 755 permissions with your FTP client/cPanel, did you see an option for applying the 755 permissions to sub-directories too? With Filezilla for instance, there is a checkbox with the label “Recurse into Subdirectories” and you would also have “all files and directories” checked.

If you don’t manage to sort it yourself using this method, please could you email me access details for your WordPress install as well as FTP details? I should be able to sort the problem then.

Many Thanks,

Sebastian

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