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davidossahdez says

Are you trying to upload the theme to a WordPress.com-hosted site?


Unfortunately, wordpress.com doesn’t allow you to use custom themes (or plugins), only the themes they provide. To use themes that you buy at ThemeForest (or anywhere else on the web), you need to have a self-hosted version of WordPress installed from WordPress.org

Here’s an article showing the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

Hope that helps!
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davidossahdez says

Ubuntu 14.04 hands-down! There’s nothing in Windows that I can’t do in my Ubuntu.
Faster, prettier, free and Unix based? ...You just can’t beat that!

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davidossahdez says

I use http://wp-updates.com/
It is really easy to setup and it’s nicely integrated with the built-in WordPress updates panel

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davidossahdez says

Or you can just step outside of your comfort zone and apply for a company in a field not as obvious as Google or Facebook. For example, you can apply to The Mill: http://www.themill.com They are a top-notch post-production and visual effects company. I’m pretty sure that you can learn a lot working with people like them. Behind those complicated visual effects are a lot of programmers and crazy algorithms. You can find more info about their internship program here: http://www.themill.com/careers/working-at-the-mill.aspx

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davidossahdez says

I was in the same situation as you last year… Now, I’m really close to release my first WordPress theme here in ThemeForest, so I think that I can answer your question.

I’m not going to say that learning WordPress development is easy, but it’s not rocket science either! With enough dedication, you should be able to figure it out. One of the most useful resource that I have found to learn anything about web development was this website: http://teamtreehouse.com/ Those guys really know how to teach! I highly recommend you to give them a try. Also, you should take a look at https://tutsplus.com/ to find more advanced courses about WordPress and JavaScript. Both websites worth the investment and you will learn a lot about best practices and new technologies.

If you are one of those guys who learn by hacking. I recommend you to use the Underscores framework instead of Genesis. It is developed by Automattic, the guys behind http://wordpress.com/ and it’s completely free!

That should be enough to get started. You will find more resources along the road and in less than you think, you will be coding the next best seller WordPress theme. Good luck.

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davidossahdez says

I just use my own. Although Bootstrap is awesome, I find very annoying the fact that you have to overwrite every single element again in your style sheets to match your theme. I followed this guide and included a couple more rules to make my own framework: http://www.adamkaplan.me/grid

Now I have a blazing fast grid who has almost the same functionality and is only 0.48kb gzipped

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davidossahdez says

That error is caused by your server, neither the theme nor WordPress.

You should increase the file upload size limit imposed by your server. At this moment it should be something very low like 2MB. If the theme’s zip file is bigger than 2MB, your server will throw an error and cancel the installation. You can modify that setting inside a configuration file called php.ini. The best you can do is contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase this limit to something like 64MB

http://docs.woothemes.com/document/increasing-the-wordpress-memory-limit/
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davidossahdez says

at work, so…

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davidossahdez says
http://wp-updates.com/ works with both plugins and themes. When you release an update, it notify the user directly in the admin area. Just like WordPress does when they release a new version.
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davidossahdez says

Damn! I already requested a beta invite. It’s like Sublime on steroids! :delicious:
Take a look at this review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BwwUnJVIIs

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