Cannot Find Custom Template in the Template List in Joomla 1.7
Following an earlier article on how to use discover to find your new custom template in joomla 1.7, you may find that even after discovering the custom template you cannot assign it as a default template to use on your joomla 1.7 site.
This can be very frustrating but if you go back and follow these two simple steps you should be fine.
1. Check that your templateDetails.xml has been well configured to 1.7 standard.
2. In your templateDetails.xml file , please make sure that the name of your template is exactly the same as the name you have given to your new custom template.
Hope this helps.