I am having an issue where I cannot unassign the index.php's theme (along with two other pages) from one theme/style and onto another. :( I've tried to change themes and then change it back to this one, I've also tried to delete the template (which does not work because "cannot delete root folder"). I've done nothing aside from selecting another theme which I am trying to change from to another theme

Please help

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  • Sorry about that. New to this forum, though I should know better
    – Crutchcorn
    May 22, 2015 at 18:57

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It looks like you want to apply a different template for the frontend? If that's the case - go back to previous menu and set as default other template - for example protostar or what you have installed last.

Menu assignment checkboxes grayed out:

Note: If a checkbox is grayed out and cannot be checked then it could be because the menu item is in use by another user. You can see if this is the case by going to the menu manager screen for the menu concerned. If there is a padlock symbol next to the menu item then it is currently in use by another user. Source: Joomla! Documentation

Check your Menu Manager for padlocks like that in the picture below and unlock them. enter image description here

  • Yes I do. However, the selection menu is grayed out there as well
    – Crutchcorn
    May 22, 2015 at 18:59
  • So this is grayed? Template Manager: Styles
    – Plamen
    May 22, 2015 at 19:11
  • No, I have the template already selected as default and the home page has not changed.
    – Crutchcorn
    May 22, 2015 at 19:52
  • If you change default template for the frontend (site) you should clean the cache in Joomla too. System->Clear cache, select all, Delete. Refresh browser. (better with Ctrl-F5).
    – Plamen
    May 22, 2015 at 19:58
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    Pls check my edit up. Do you have locked menu items (with padllock icon) like this? It is possible to happen if more than one administrator is logged and working in the backend.
    – Plamen
    May 23, 2015 at 7:24

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