GridMarket not working for Multisites


I have installed Marketpress, Buddypress and enabled Multisite in WordPress.

I have then installed the Framemarket theme as explained:

1. Get latest version

2. Put framemarket/ in themes/

3. Put gridmarket/ from framemarket/themes into themes/

4. Activate gridmarket

I have then gone to “Network Admin” (I am on WordPress 3.2.1) and activated the gridmaket theme for the network.

However When I create new sites (stores) they don’t use this theme they seem to default to the “Twenty Ten” theme.

I removed and re-installed everything but still can’t get it to work.



  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Adam and welcome to WPMU DEV!

    The default behavior of WordPress itself is to use Twenty Ten to start with. Multisite simply keeps with that behavior when creating new sites. You’ve got a few choices though.

    The default theme plugin lets you select a theme to use as a default for new sites.

    And New Blog Templates goes far beyond that by letting you create a template from an existing site on your network, which will be used for all newly created sub-sites on your network, once it’s set as default.

    Let me know if you have questions on any of this and I’ll be glad to help out! :slight_smile:



  • aseabridge
    • Flash Drive

    David & Eric,

    Thanks very much for your help. I installed the default theme plugin and it worked!

    Eric – I didn’t delete Twenty Ten but I guess I could if you feel it will make a difference to applying the “GridMarket” theme automatically.

    I’m still a little confused by the whole “Network Enabled” theme thing though. If only one theme “GridMarket” is activated for the network (Twenty Ten is disabled) how come WordPress just ignores this for Multisite and doesn’t apply “GridMarket” for all sites?.

    Anyway I am glad I have this working now. The next question I have is how would I tell the default theme plugin to set the colours to blue or black instead of orange. I guess I need to tell GridPress to use a different style sheet somehow? for existing sites is it possible to change this in the settings?

    Sorry if these a Newbie questions, I come from a .NET background so a lot of this is quite alien to me (although it has to be said quite nice :slight_smile: – I am liking WordPress alot)



  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hiya Adam,

    I think most of us around here know what it’s like moving to a new platform. Having tried out so many different CMS out there, I have to say, it’s just so easy to like WordPress. :slight_smile:

    And I’m glad you found the Default Theme plugin useful. But it seems New Blog Templates is more what you’re looking for. It will let you save theme settings, including color settings, as a template which can then be set as the default for newly created sites.

    Sites created using that default template will have all the same settings as the templated site.

    It’s a pretty amazing plugin, just takes a moment to get comfortable with. :slight_smile:



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