My site shows upp all distorted and broken when viewing from filezilla! HELP!

When I first built my site, I used a template( to create it. I am now done with creating the site. But after copying the site files using Filezilla, the site shows upp all distored and broken when I viewed from browser. I think it has something to do with the server not recognizing the template. Help?

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Ryan Quinn
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May 24, 2018
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There isn’t enough information here to know exactly what happened but here are a couple guesses based on what you shared:

  • When uploading through Filezilla were there any failures recorded in the Failed transfers tab?

  • When uploading did you use a normal user account or did you upload as root? You may need to adjust the permissions on your uploaded files with “chown -Rf www-data:www-data /var/www” as long as your web root is under /var/www.

“Distrorted, broken or jumbled” sounds like an issue with your CSS not being loaded by the browser or not all of your CSS being loaded.

Filezilla would have no effect on what you are describing… Do you have a working backup? What changes have you made?

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I log in as root. Check GIF How do you load the CSS? Do you have discord or steam? This is really frustrating I feel 😫 🔫 I also get this when copying CSS files as user “demo” instead of “root”