What is the different b/w "Main File(s)" and "WordPress Theme" on theme uploading page?

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BiiBua says

I already read these - http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/354 - http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/352/

For “WordPress Theme”, the name is clear that it’s all the main code of my theme folder. But, what is “Main File(s)” ?

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wopethemes says

- main file is the file for buyer to download it and use. it must include :
wordpress zip file (for install) – REQUIRED
document – REQUIRED
extra plugins (like rev slider) – OPTIONAL
demo files (for wordpress demo or slider demo) – OPTIONAL
PSD files – OPTIONAL

- wordpress file is wordpress zip file for reviewer to test your theme.

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BiiBua says

Thanks wopethemes, that means “Main File(s)” = “WordPress Theme” + document

Is it correct? And I can use the same wordpress zip file for both sections above.

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wopethemes says

yes

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-bianca- says

Just to make it more clear;
If you want to upload and install the ZIP direct to WordPress choose the WordPress file and do not upload and install the Main files as your theme won’t work. Main files download are for reference as said include a whole lot of other things including the documentation.

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BiiBua says

You mean “WordPress Theme” is required and “Main File(s)” (with some documents) is optional, correct?

Is that enough to upload my theme for “WordPress Theme” section and skip “Main File(s)” section?

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KrownThemes says

You mean “WordPress Theme” is required and “Main File(s)” (with some documents) is optional, correct? Is that enough to upload my theme for “WordPress Theme” section and skip “Main File(s)” section?

Of course not. You are not allowed to upload without documentation, that’s not optional. The main files also might (and should) contain xml import files and design files (those are optional, but the docs aren’t).

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BiiBua says

Where can I see the sample of the document?

I have no idea what to include in the doc.

So I have to upload the file for both “WordPress Theme” and “Main File(s)”, right? (I’m confused now)

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KrownThemes says

So I have to upload the file for both “WordPress Theme” and “Main File(s)”, right? (I’m confused now)

Of course you need to upload both. Why the confusion? Nobody told you otherwise :)

Where can I see the sample of the document?

Email me and i’ll send you a manual for one of my themes.

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BiiBua says

I’ve sent you my email address.

Thanks Ruben.

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