How to fix "Broken Theme/Stylesheet Missing WordPress" Theme Issues

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ParkerAndKent
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In the downloads page, under each download button, I would put a very visible alert with a link to instructions.

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pfieps
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Someone might want to add some really explicit instructions on what, exactly, might need to be uploaded if the file names don’t exactly match those on the screen cast (eg “www”). It’s not that easy for non-developers to figure out.

I’m about ready to throw my computer out the window.

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ThemeBlvd
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Someone might want to add some really explicit instructions on what, exactly, might need to be uploaded if the file names don’t exactly match those on the screen cast (eg “www”). It’s not that easy for non-developers to figure out. I’m about ready to throw my computer out the window.

Did you start with unzipping the package you downloaded and looking inside for a file or folder called something like “documentation” or “help” that might have some install instructions in it? Did you post on the item’s discussion board asking the author what you’re supposed to upload to WordPress?

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matt22
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That worked a treat thank you!! :)

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dadaniel125
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Thx soo much, i ve spent hours on this yesterday. Eventually i found this short little brilliant video that explains it very well. It took me a sec and its up now. Great big Thank you :)

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AndonDesign
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I think the best solution would be to add to the zip file name something in the lines of ”...-UNZIP-THIS-FILE.zip”.

I have seen similar file names with other products on the web and it works.

I think something like this will potentially save huge amount of trouble for the buyers and Envato support staff and reduce support question for authors significantly.

With my last theme I tried to submit the final theme zip file with the ”...-UNZIP-THIS-FILE.zip” in it, but the ThemeForest reviewer staff that approved my theme removed it. Not sure why.

Perhaps this is something Envato should discuss to be implemented. Or at least make it obvious enough on the Download page for buyers that they MUST unzip the file they download.

Regards

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MelforDMThemes
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internq7 said
I think the best solution would be to add to the zip file name something in the lines of ”...-UNZIP-THIS-FILE.zip”.

I have seen similar file names with other products on the web and it works.

I think something like this will potentially save huge amount of trouble for the buyers and Envato support staff and reduce support question for authors significantly.

With my last theme I tried to submit the final theme zip file with the ”...-UNZIP-THIS-FILE.zip” in it, but the ThemeForest reviewer staff that approved my theme removed it. Not sure why.

Perhaps this is something Envato should discuss to be implemented. Or at least make it obvious enough on the Download page for buyers that they MUST unzip the file they download.

Regards

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mathujones
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ThemeBlvd said
pfieps said
Someone might want to add some really explicit instructions on what, exactly, might need to be uploaded if the file names don’t exactly match those on the screen cast (eg “www”). It’s not that easy for non-developers to figure out. I’m about ready to throw my computer out the window.
Did you start with unzipping the package you downloaded and looking inside for a file or folder called something like “documentation” or “help” that might have some install instructions in it? Did you post on the item’s discussion board asking the author what you’re supposed to upload to WordPress?

I have.

I bought two themes and because neither of them have a file named, specifically, ‘style.css’ in them, neither will work.

So how do I/we get around that problem? Cause that seems to be the issue for people who have watched the video.

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organicbee
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mathujones said
ThemeBlvd said
pfieps said
Someone might want to add some really explicit instructions on what, exactly, might need to be uploaded if the file names don’t exactly match those on the screen cast (eg “www”). It’s not that easy for non-developers to figure out. I’m about ready to throw my computer out the window.
Did you start with unzipping the package you downloaded and looking inside for a file or folder called something like “documentation” or “help” that might have some install instructions in it? Did you post on the item’s discussion board asking the author what you’re supposed to upload to WordPress?

I have.

I bought two themes and because neither of them have a file named, specifically, ‘style.css’ in them, neither will work.

So how do I/we get around that problem? Cause that seems to be the issue for people who have watched the video.

are you 100% positive they are WordPress themes? mainly because I only name it style.css if its WordPress and Im sure theres others that do the same

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mathujones
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Looks like it wasn’t a Wordpress theme.

That sucks.

I imagine that is the problem a lot of people are having.

That is, the ones still having the problem after watching the video.

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