Roots Theme not loading - using bedrock

I used bedrock to create a project on my MAMP server and then I downloaded the roots theme, changed the directory name, and stuck that in the app/themes folder of my new project. I then followed the grunt install and npm install and everything appeared fine.

➜  quickbox git:(master) npm install
➜  quickbox git:(master) grunt
Running "clean:dist" (clean) task
Cleaning assets/css/main.min.css...OK
Cleaning assets/js/scripts.min.js...OK

Running "less:dist" (less) task
File assets/css/main.min.css created.

Running "uglify:dist" (uglify) task
File "assets/js/scripts.min.js" created.

Running "version" task
Versioning assets/css/main.min.css...OK
Versioning assets/js/scripts.min.js...OK
"lib/scripts.php" updated with new CSS/JS versions.

Done, without errors.

I then get the database set up and go through the wp-config process, no sweat. I login to wp-admin, go to Appearance>Themes and activate roots. The home page comes up but none of the styles work, and the screenshot doesn’t render the roots logo. Does this mean I’m not activating the roots theme correctly?

Anything helps,
Thanks

Check your dev console in your browser and let us know what the errors are. Probably 404 errors but seeing what paths it’s requesting should help debug.

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console:

Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error) http://localhost:8888/app/themes/quickbox/assets/css/main.min.css?ver=6c39f42987ae297a5a21e2bb35bf3402
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error) http://localhost:8888/app/themes/quickbox/assets/js/scripts.min.js?ver=01d073428e4e54f227f8a0a3bad4b804
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error) http://localhost:8888/app/themes/quickbox/assets/js/vendor/modernizr-2.7.0.min.js

and the path should be localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/app/themes/…etc
my .env is:

DB_NAME=wp_epathfinder
DB_USER=root
DB_PASSWORD=root
DB_HOST=localhost:8888

WP_ENV=development
WP_HOME=http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder
WP_SITEURL=http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/wp

I just found roots today and it is exactly what I have been looking for, all I need is this last little step and then maybe setting up capistrana.

Look at your server logs to see what’s causing the server 500 error

[Tue Jan 07 21:55:52 2014] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
[Tue Jan 07 23:07:55 2014] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Tue Jan 07 23:07:55 2014] [notice] Digest: done
[Tue Jan 07 23:07:55 2014] [notice] Apache/2.2.23 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.23 OpenSSL/0.9.8y DAV/2 PHP/5.4.10 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Tue Jan 07 23:07:56 2014] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/.DS_Store
[Tue Jan 07 23:07:56 2014] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/.htaccess
[Tue Jan 07 23:10:38 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace.
[Tue Jan 07 23:10:44 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace., referer: http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/
[Tue Jan 07 23:10:44 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace., referer: http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/
[Tue Jan 07 23:10:44 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace., referer: http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/
[Tue Jan 07 23:11:03 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace., referer: http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/
[Tue Jan 07 23:11:03 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace., referer: http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/
[Tue Jan 07 23:11:03 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace., referer: http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/
[Tue Jan 07 23:11:06 2014] [error] [client ::1] Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use 'LimitInternalRecursion' to increase the limit if necessary. Use 'LogLevel debug' to get a backtrace., referer: http://localhost:8888/web/epathfinder/

Soooo somthing in my .htaccess?

EDIT:

I can’t go over 3 replies so…

I don’t thinks so? I’m just using MAMP so I’m not sure if that may be the cause. I tried doing a fresh install how jakicmeister mentioned, like so:

➜  htdocs  php composer.phar create-project roots/bedrock connorfreeman/
Installing roots/bedrock (1.0.0)
  - Installing roots/bedrock (1.0.0)
    Loading from cache

Created project in connorfreeman/
Loading composer repositories with package information
Installing dependencies (including require-dev) from lock file
  - Installing composer/installers (v1.0.6)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing fancyguy/webroot-installer (1.1.0)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing vlucas/phpdotenv (1.0.2)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing wordpress (3.8)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing wp-cli/php-cli-tools (v0.9.3)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing symfony/finder (v2.4.0)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing rmccue/requests (v1.6.0)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing rhumsaa/array_column (1.1.2)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing mustache/mustache (v2.5.0)
    Loading from cache

  - Installing wp-cli/wp-cli (v0.13.0)
    Loading from cache

wp-cli/wp-cli suggests installing psy/psysh (Enhanced `wp shell` functionality)
Generating autoload files
➜  htdocs  subl connorfreeman/.env.example

renamed .env.example to .env and filled out correct info in sublime…

    ➜  htdocs  cd connorfreeman/app/themes
    ➜  themes  git clone git://github.com/roots/roots.git
    Cloning into 'roots'...
    remote: Reusing existing pack: 5316, done.
    remote: Counting objects: 22, done.
    remote: Compressing objects: 100% (20/20), done.
    remote: Total 5338 (delta 5), reused 10 (delta 2)
    Receiving objects: 100% (5338/5338), 2.82 MiB | 504.00 KiB/s, done.
    Resolving deltas: 100% (3104/3104), done.
    Checking connectivity... done
    ➜  themes  npm install -g grunt-cli
    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/grunt-cli
    npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/grunt-cli
    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/findup-sync
    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/nopt
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    npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/findup-sync
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    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/lodash
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    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/graceful-fs
    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/inherits
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    npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/graceful-fs
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    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/sigmund
    npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/lru-cache
    npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/sigmund
    npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/lru-cache
    /usr/local/bin/grunt -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/grunt-cli/bin/grunt
    grunt-cli@0.1.11 /usr/local/lib/node_modules/grunt-cli
    ├── resolve@0.3.1
    ├── nopt@1.0.10 (abbrev@1.0.4)
    └── findup-sync@0.1.2 (lodash@1.0.1, glob@3.1.21)
    ➜  themes  npm install
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npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/grunt-contrib-jshint
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npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/colors
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/dateformat/1.0.2-1.2.3
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/eventemitter2
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/findup-sync
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/glob
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npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/iconv-lite
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/minimatch
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npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/lodash
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npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/uglify-js
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npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/iconv-lite
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npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/tiny-lr/0.0.4
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npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/minimatch
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/nopt
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grunt-wp-version@0.1.0 node_modules/grunt-wp-version

grunt-contrib-clean@0.5.0 node_modules/grunt-contrib-clean
└── rimraf@2.2.5

grunt-contrib-jshint@0.6.5 node_modules/grunt-contrib-jshint
└── jshint@2.1.11 (console-browserify@0.1.6, underscore@1.4.4, minimatch@0.2.14, cli@0.4.5, shelljs@0.1.4)

grunt-contrib-uglify@0.2.7 node_modules/grunt-contrib-uglify
├── grunt-lib-contrib@0.6.1 (zlib-browserify@0.0.1)
└── uglify-js@2.4.8 (uglify-to-browserify@1.0.1, async@0.2.9, optimist@0.3.7, source-map@0.1.31)

grunt@0.4.2 node_modules/grunt
├── which@1.0.5
├── dateformat@1.0.2-1.2.3
├── eventemitter2@0.4.13
├── getobject@0.1.0
├── colors@0.6.2
├── hooker@0.2.3
├── async@0.1.22
├── exit@0.1.2
├── nopt@1.0.10 (abbrev@1.0.4)
├── rimraf@2.0.3 (graceful-fs@1.1.14)
├── minimatch@0.2.14 (sigmund@1.0.0, lru-cache@2.5.0)
├── glob@3.1.21 (inherits@1.0.0, graceful-fs@1.2.3)
├── lodash@0.9.2
├── coffee-script@1.3.3
├── underscore.string@2.2.1
├── findup-sync@0.1.2 (lodash@1.0.1)
├── iconv-lite@0.2.11
└── js-yaml@2.0.5 (esprima@1.0.4, argparse@0.1.15)

grunt-contrib-watch@0.5.3 node_modules/grunt-contrib-watch
├── gaze@0.4.3 (globule@0.1.0)
└── tiny-lr@0.0.4 (debug@0.7.4, faye-websocket@0.4.4, noptify@0.0.3, qs@0.5.6)

grunt-contrib-less@0.8.3 node_modules/grunt-contrib-less
├── grunt-lib-contrib@0.6.1 (zlib-browserify@0.0.1)
└── less@1.5.1 (mime@1.2.11, mkdirp@0.3.5, source-map@0.1.31, clean-css@2.0.6, request@2.31.0)

Then I go to try and activate in the theme in wordpress and to no avail. :frowning:

EDIT 2:
this is my .htaccess config in my /Applications/MAMP/htdocs

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
#RewriteRule .* index.php/$0 [PT,L] 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [E=VAR1:$1,L] 

my /etc/apache2/httpd-vhost.conf is empty? not sure if that’s what you are talking about.

It’s just weird because the TwentyFourteen default WP theme works, just not the roots theme…

Also, still got this error:

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This is similar to my issue here: Path to plugins dir, somehow got it working.

Installed bedrock again but this time using composer (before was manually with git clone, etc) https://github.com/roots/bedrock#using-create-project.

Added roots theme to app/themes dir (git clone) and it worked, and added test plugin so plugins_url resulting in app/plugins path also works. Not sure what was issue

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Do you have any old (or new) rewrite rules for assets? There’s no rewrites needed for assets anymore with Bedrock (unless you want to change them). There’s no special web server set up needed for Bedrock either.

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You should be able to reply more now. Was a weird setting for new users.

Can you post your Apache/.htaccess configs? Config for the virtual host as well.

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Sorry should really be fixed now…

That .htaccess looks weird. Here’s the normal WP one http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/45898/default-htaccess-file-for-wordpress/45899#45899

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After updating my .htaccess I go to the appearance>themes to activate roots and I get this:

Warning: An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to WordPress.org. Please contact your server administrator.) in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/connorfreeman/wp/wp-includes/update.php on line 407

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/connorfreeman/wp/wp-includes/update.php:407) in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/connorfreeman/wp/wp-includes/option.php on line 563

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/connorfreeman/wp/wp-includes/update.php:407) in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/connorfreeman/wp/wp-includes/option.php on line 564

EDIT: Restarted my server and the warnings went away, roots still not activating though.

FIXED I removed MAMP and setup vhosts, that fixed whatever the problem was. Thanks for making such a great tool!