I need help getting started with debugging a theme

wordpress

#1

I need help getting started with debugging a theme.

It would help if anyone was familiar with The Proton theme.

It is free but wordpress.org says it is a non-wordpress.org theme. So they will not help me.
this is the fislam wordpress page
http://www.fislam.com/wordpress-3.2.1/wordpress/

Here is the documentation on the theme I use
http://www.fislam.com//wordpress-3.2.1/TheProton_Documentation/theproton-theme-documentation.htm

As you can see, I am missing the "Featured Post" section as well as the "Latest news Section"

I have followed the instruction on the documentaion page but it does not work.
http://www.fislam.com/wordpress-3.2.1/wordpress/

I found some help and I copied it here
http://www.gelsana.com/_Wordpress/TheProton_theme.html
but they do not address the issue.  The people here do not seem to be programmers and do not dig deeply into the code.

The theme comes with a source code set of a workable demo.  The demo is supposed to look like this if it is built correctly along with the sql database settings
http://www.intenseblog.com/theproton/

Here is the link to data on wordpress data I have
http://www.gelsana.com/_Wordpress/index.html
TheProton theme searches are lined at the bottom of the page

So, I want to start digging into this broken theme I have and fix it.

I have done some windiff on the code but, because of the miss-match of the end-of-line and return characters, it did not yeld immediate usable results.

The document mentions some css files.
I think that is where the key lies to fixing this.
I need tomodify some css files.
http://www.fislam.com//wordpress-3.2.1/TheProton_Documentation/theproton-theme-documentation.htm

Where do I find the css files it mentions?

Should it be in the theme directory or in the directory of the main wordpress area?

Or do you have a different ideaon how I shold approache this?

#2

Your main CSS will be in your wp-content/themes/themename folder.

Have you asked at http://www.intenseblog.com/wordpress/theproton-brand-new-free-premium-wordpress-theme.html ?


#3

thanks for the tip. I just posted on the intenseblog page the following which describes my problem in a nut shell:

[quote]I cannot get a member of the “Featured Posts” visible on my site.

The strange thing is that the “Hello World” test page was automatically set as a member of the “Featured Post” but when I went into the Admin Dashboard, there were no settings checked that would make the “Hello World” a member. What is more is that I could not get my other blogs to display as a member of the “Featured Posts”.

Please advise. [/quote]

For some reason I overlooked and did not find this. I am glad you found this page, http://www.intenseblog.com/wordpress/theproton-brand-new-free-premium-wordpress-theme.html#comment-23267 There is a part of the page that says something about the “Chief Branding Officer” and I am going to try to contact her.

Then I guess I will have to delve into the php and css code to solve the bug. I like this theme and, unless I can easily move to a better one, I am stuck with trying to debug my problem.