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Fastfac
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I purchased ThemeForest several hours ago. When I try an install the theme I receive the following error message: “The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. Theme install failed.”

I have yet to find a solution to this problem.

I thank you for any help and/or suggestions.

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organicbee
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You need to unzip the download first.

The themeforest download contains multiple things(documentation, license, theme files etc)

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charlie4282
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As chrisakelly said unzip it and make sure that what you have purchased is actually a WP theme not a HTML template or otherwise

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KrownThemes
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You need <strong> wp knowledge for this quest ..

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organicbee
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You need <strong> wp knowledge for this quest ..

haha no you don’t, Envato needs to put a notice saying “Remember to unzip the files after you download them”

most theme shops(plus free) either have that notice or they have a separate download for just the files which need to be installed.

Its actually kind of ridiculous its taking them that long to put a simple notice, this question is asked hundreds of times a week( forums, item comments + authors support forums)

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Cr3ativThemes
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but they are busy… releasing new sites.

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kriskorn
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Someone posted a picture earlier where Downloads Section had download buttons for different things e.g. “Download Theme Only”, “Download Full Package”. It wouldn’t be that hard to implement…

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KrownThemes
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guys, guys .. relax! it’s on the pipeline!!!

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Fastfac
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Thank you, all, for your comments.

I agree that there should be a posting to unzip the file first.

Nevertheless, we’ve unzipped the file and will move the process forward.

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doru
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Nevertheless, we’ve unzipped the file and will move the process forward.

good luck with your project :)

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