How can ThemeForest prevent "missing style.css" issues once and for all?

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GravityDept
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I’m not a WordPress developer, but I’m sick of seeing these threads and I guarantee WP authors are sick of support requests for this.

How can ThemeForest end this problem for good?

The floor is yours…

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organicbee
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One way I really thought of is create a false theme and dropping it in the main download folder with an alert saying you must extract it/ or run a script to extract and install itself

it works but I decided against it because it leaves a few extra files in the main zip which could end up confusing the user just as much when they first unzip, The other issue is if authors have PSD files etc it could just be to large for their servers to upload which causes other issues.

the only other way is if TF would be warning on the download page/ in the download email saying the files must be extracted first, but even then Im not sure it will stop the issue

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Themewich
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Why doesn’t Themeforest just name the zip file something like:

themeforest-3102918-itemname-UNZIP-ME.zip

Seems like an easy solution?

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Prothemeus
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Believe it or not, there will be users who don’t even read that part of the file.

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sevenspark
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I think at this point we need to separate it all out. There should be several options (buttons on the Downloads screen)

1. Download theme (make it a shiny color)

2. Download documentation (or just make it available online)

3. Download full package (includes Theme + Docs + Sample Data + anything else)

This solves two issues: the old “style.css is missing I want a refund!!!” issue and the “where the hell is the documentation?!?” issue.

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OriginalEXE
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I think at this point we need to separate it all out. There should be several options (buttons on the Downloads screen)

1. Download theme (make it a shiny color)

2. Download documentation (or just make it available online)

3. Download full package (includes Theme + Docs + Sample Data + anything else)

This solves two issues: the old “style.css is missing I want a refund!!!” issue and the “where the hell is the documentation?!?” issue.

+1 great idea!

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Antech
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I think at this point we need to separate it all out. There should be several options (buttons on the Downloads screen)

1. Download theme (make it a shiny color)

2. Download documentation (or just make it available online)

3. Download full package (includes Theme + Docs + Sample Data + anything else)

This solves two issues: the old “style.css is missing I want a refund!!!” issue and the “where the hell is the documentation?!?” issue.

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Themewich
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I think at this point we need to separate it all out. There should be several options (buttons on the Downloads screen)

1. Download theme (make it a shiny color)

2. Download documentation (or just make it available online)

3. Download full package (includes Theme + Docs + Sample Data + anything else)

This solves two issues: the old “style.css is missing I want a refund!!!” issue and the “where the hell is the documentation?!?” issue.

Yes, this is a great idea!

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ThemePrince
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+1

Let’s keep this thread on top untill we see the changes. :sunglasses:

Bump!

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wpbakery
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sevenspark: great idea with multiple download options. +1 to that

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