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revaxarts says

I didn’t release a WordPress file yet but heard often about that “Missing Stylesheet Issue”.

Why don’t put a different small theme in the download package to prevent this?

Create a folder with this structure in the download package:

temptheme
    +--- style.css
    +--- index.php

This “temptheme” should just display a message how to correctly setup the theme.

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  • Does this even work?
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ParkerAndKent says

You’re a genius… just tried and it works :)

index.php (empty) and a normal style.css with the theme name: “worng, this isnot the theme man!” works perfectly and would prevent people asking again and again about the stylesheet missing.

Cheers!

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JamiGibbs says

I started to add both a ZIP and an unzipped version of the theme in download package because of this issue. Purchasers who don’t understand that they’re supposed to unzip the download package will then have the theme load BUT would also have everything else loaded onto their server (PSD, Instructions, etc.) as well.

Your solution to add a sort of ‘dummy theme’ that would alert the user they did it wrong is a good idea. Maybe we could take a step further and add on screen instructions to the index.php file on how to go back and re-install it correctly too (in case they actually activate that temp theme and try and look at the site).

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revaxarts says

Why don’t make a “temptheme” which unzips the correct theme and delete stuff afterwards so buyers didn’t notice that they did something wrong?

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KarmaThemes says

Ur a hack0r. :D

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CodeSwift says

Awesome idea man.

Will implement it in all our themes these days.

Thanks.

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ParkerAndKent says

Would be nice to make an envato wrong theme so everybody can use it. Anyone willing to make it?

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revaxarts says
ParkerAndKent said
Would be nice to make an envato wrong theme so everybody can use it. Anyone willing to make it?

Agree, maybe with some “one-click-solution”

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revaxarts says
revaxarts said
ParkerAndKent said
Would be nice to make an envato wrong theme so everybody can use it. Anyone willing to make it?
Agree, maybe with some “one-click-solution”

Anybody?

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crozer says
revaxarts said
revaxarts said
ParkerAndKent said
Would be nice to make an envato wrong theme so everybody can use it. Anyone willing to make it?
Agree, maybe with some “one-click-solution”
Anybody?

:D

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