Problem Installing a Premium Theme– File Permission Issue on a Mac, Local Machine?


I tried to install a premium theme called Superb. I’m new to WordPress and I’m having a bit of a problem. I think that it has to do with permission settings, but I’m not sure. This is my situation:

I’m on a Mac running MAMP Pro. I’ve setup WP on my local machine. When I open my site in a browser, I see the default WordPress page. So far, so good.

I unbundled the Superb zip file and put the directory in wp-content –> themes. I went to WP’s dashboard Appearance–> Themes, but Superb was not visible. There was no picture of the theme and no nothing to activate.

So I changed the Superb directory’s permissions to Me: Read & write, Everyone: Read only. Now, the Superb theme is visible. I activated the theme.

When I opened the browser, I got these error messages at the top of the page and then the default page styled with the Superb theme:

Warning: include(recaptchalib.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /Users/myname/Sites/mysite/wp-content/themes/Superb/uContact/contact.php on line 136

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening ‘recaptchalib.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5.2/lib/php’) in /Users/myname/Sites/mysite/wp-content/themes/Superb/uContact/contact.php on line 136

Now, I can’t even login into wp-admin and there are lots of warnings as above.

I think that I’m doing something wrong with the permissions. Maybe I made some other idiotic mistake. If someone can give me detailed instructions on how to solve this problem on a Mac, I would be psyched.

Thank you!


, Laxmidi 1 year 2020-07-13T11:11:02-05:00 0 Answers 72 views 0

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