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WPExplorer
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Seems to me like I can never get the optional WordPress Upload (no longer optional) field to work when I zip my file using a PC. When I zip on a mac it works just fine.

This is the error I get:

Optional WordPress Theme Your ZIP must contain a single folder at the top level, which will correspond directly with your users’ /theme/YOUR_THEME_NAME/ folder. No folder was found at the top level, only files.

I have tried so many ways of zipping the theme (as well as even using other 3rd party zipping programs) and it just won’t work. I even tried uploading like this: main.zip->theme->theme-name->files – same error. ?

Seems like it should be ridiculously easy. Right click on your theme’s folder, click send to -> Compressed (zipped) folder. But this doesn’t work.

Any PC users out there get this field working successfully?

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Orbital_Themes
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Have you tried opening the theme folder, selecting all files, right-click and send to compressed folder? I know that I’ve somehow managed to do this on Windows, but can’t remember how exactly.

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WPExplorer
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Have you tried opening the theme folder, selecting all files, right-click and send to compressed folder? I know that I’ve somehow managed to do this on Windows, but can’t remember how exactly.

Yes, tried this as well.

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iamthwee
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When you say PC, are you on windows 7, vista or xp. I noticed a few quirks in windows 7. I just tried it from my linux box and it works but I zipped the directory from the command line.

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cosmincotor
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I get the same error too, have you guys found a solution to this issue ?

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SaurabhSharma
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@WPExplorer

Tried with both ways – Windows Compressed Folders, and WinRAR. Both worked fine.

1. Compressed Folders: Right click on the theme folder and choose Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

2. WinRAR: Right click on theme folder and choose Add to archive. (Select .zip instead of .rar)

Edit: Just realized you were asking about upload on ThemeForest. (I thought WordPress admin upload). :) But you can try these two zipping techniques.

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WPExplorer
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@SaurabhSharma

Yes. I am a computer geek…I know how to zip a folder ;) The form just isn’t working for me :(

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population2
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I couldn’t upload the theme file as well. Tried to compress using WinRar, Win7 File Explorer, and 7zip with no success.

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WPExplorer
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I think devs are looking into this issue, wish we could get some response. thanks!

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Japh
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Hey everyone! We are looking into this and I’ll update you soon when we know more.

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