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Missing style.css file???

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  • #400
    tremdave
    Member

    Note: I’m a consumer with a blog… not a designer or internet expert. I just downloaded my purchase of the Alyeska theme. I them tried to upload the zip file through my wp-admin page. The upload failed. It claimed that the style.css file was missing. As I uploaded the entire unopened zip file, I don’t know how that’s possible. Any thoughts?

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  • #403
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    Don’t worry, this is a common mistake for customers that are new to purchasing themes from ThemeForest.

    You’re tying to install the entire zip package you downloaded from ThemeForest, but you need to install the theme found inside. Inside your download package you’ll find another ZIP called “alyeska.zip” along with your documentation, PSD’s and licensing info. — This “alyeska.zip” is the theme you want to install.

    This video will walk you through the installation process:

    http://vimeo.com/16681463

    If you have problems from there, make sure open up your documentation; there you’ll find fairly detailed chapter on installation with two videos and common problems people face when installing.

    #472
    tremdave
    Member

    Thanks! This worked a charm and I’ve built my site. One observation and one question.

    Obs – When I imported the sql from my previous wp file at my previous host I lost some of Alyeska’s functionality. eg: when designing a page in html, I no longer have the kitchen sink option in terms of codes &, when placing widgets, there is no footer area in which to place them, just add below, add above etc.

    Q – Is there an easy way to change the color of titles and post links in a widget or category page. I seem to be stuck with grey/black on grey. Interestingly, the roll over link color changes to “as set”, but the primary remains grey/black. I’m just trying to kick visual cues up a notch.

    My site is http://www.dontgetyourhopesup.com if you want to see what I’m talking about. I’d like to make things in the R-sidebar a little more colorful.

     

    Thanks,

    Dave Sparrow

    #473
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    when designing a page in html, I no longer have the kitchen sink option in terms of codes

    You should still be able to get the extended toolbar. The theme shouldn’t take that away from you unless there some sort of server conflict.

    when placing widgets, there is no footer area in which to place them, just add below, add above etc.

    You setup your footer columns from your Theme Options page — Appearance > Theme Options > Layout > Footer

    Is there an easy way to change the color of titles and post links in a widget or category page. I seem to be stuck with grey/black on grey. Interestingly, the roll over link color changes to “as set”, but the primary remains grey/black. I’m just trying to kick visual cues up a notch.

    There are CSS customizations you’ll need to make to the theme. For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

    Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

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