I am trying to set up a few local multisite installs that will share the same themes folder, but have separate upload and plugin folders that will be in the usual places in
WordPress is installed at
/Users/josh/Documents/Websites/themedev.dev/ and I've create the new theme directory at
Users/josh/Documents/jp-content/jp-themes and put twenty twelve into it for testing purposes.
Per Otto's suggestion below I created and activated a plugin that is just this:
$directory = '/Users/josh/Documents/Websites/jp-content/jp-themes'; register_theme_directory( $directory );
That showed twenty twelve in the theme admin page, but on the front-end I got a blank page, and the page source was totally empty.
When I changed the first line to
$directory = '/Users/josh/Documents/Websites/jp-content/jp-themes/' (note the trailing slash,) I got the theme, but not the style. When I echoed the value ofget_template_directory_uri()
which would explain it. I tried usingtrailingslashit` instead of adding the slash like this:
$string = '/Users/josh/Documents/Websites/jp-content/jp-themes'; $directory = trailingslashit( $string ); register_theme_directory( $directory );
and got the same results.
I still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong here...