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streamlineplus says

Hi all,

first time user of Wordpress. Just paid for the Modernist Theme and tried installing but am getting this error.

Unpacking the package… Installing the theme… The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. Theme install failed.

Can anyone offer any advice ?

regards,

Adam

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wickedpixel says

You are trying to install the main pack. You need to unzip that and get the theme file from inside.

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ThomGeskin says

Hi Adam, please follow the steps below, or watch the screencast here. Good luck.

  1. Download the final zip file from your downloads page.
  2. Unzip the final zip file; you should now have a final download folder.
  3. Do NOT upload the final download folder. Open up the final download folder.
  4. Browse the contents and find the actual theme folder. If you look inside the theme folder, you will see a “style.css” file. This is how you know you have found the theme folder.
  5. Upload ONLY the theme folder to your “wp-content/themes” folder.
  6. Login to your WordPress admin panel and activate the theme.
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organicbee says

you need to unzip the download from themeforest there are multiple files(docs, license, etc) and one of the, is the theme zip thats used to install

EDIT: welp arent the forums helpful today ;-)

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streamlineplus says

thanks guys. Yep spot on there. I unzipped and uploaded the modernist.zip file and all is good.

Quick question. Do I need to do anything with the modernist_child.zip ? What’s it for ?

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organicbee says

Quick question. Do I need to do anything with the modernist_child.zip ? What’s it for ?

Just a guess but its a sample child theme(at least thats how I include them)

if you plan on making any modification directly to the theme files you should be doing it in the child theme so as if you update the parent theme your changes wont break/be erased. You can read up more here.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

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