Installing Upfront and theme w/o FTP access


I need to install Upfront and Scribe theme but my hoster can't give me FTP access. I have sftp access so it's possible to install it manually? I've downloaded both plugin and theme and copy the folders to wp-content/themes and wp-content/plugins as usually, but when I try to activate, wordpress return the error that appears in the attached image. The same way with Scribe theme.

Thank you in advance,


  • Predrag Dubajic

    Hey Eduard,

    Hope you're doing well today :slight_smile:

    Upfront Child themes and Upfront Builder plugin require Upfront parent theme to work, from the screenshot it looks like you have installed only Spirit child theme without the parent theme.

    To manually install Upfront parent theme you can go to Spirit theme page (or any child theme page) and there you can see download link for Parent theme like this:

    Download it from there and then place it in wp-content/themes/ folder.

    Other way to do this is to go to WPMU DEV > Themes panel inside your WP admin and install any child theme from there, that will install parent theme as well.

    Let us know if you require some additional help with this :slight_smile:

    Best regards,

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