can't install Shapely

Hello Support! I like the look of the Shapely theme, but when I try to install it in WordPress, it crashes.
I upload the .zip file into Wordpress, and then when I click to Activate it another page opens with the following message:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘[’ in /var/home/ on line 65

At this point I can’t open my homepage (which I have changed to ‘’ in the above message in order to maintain privacy!) I have to go into my website via FTP and then delete the Shapely folder in order to log back into my Wordpress page.

Any suggestions gratefully received!

I am on a MacBook Pro using Mac OS Sierra and the latest version of WordPress

Thanks …

Hi @henrymorris,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

After deleting and accessing your site please reinstall the theme by using the modified theme posted in the following topic to resolve the above mentioned issue.

Best Regards,

Thank you Movin for your quick response … it’s refreshing when you find a support service which actually responds fast, especially when the service is free.

I shall try the new version and get back to you.

best wishes


You are most welcome here :slight_smile: