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Failed Install: The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

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  • #25310

    I tried installing the theme on a WordPress site hosted by GoDaddy.
    Here is the result:
    Installing the theme…
    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.
    Theme install failed.

    I deleted the theme, downloaded it again and tried to reinstall it several more times.
    Each time failed.

    File Name:

    How do I proceed?
    Thank You

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  • #25311
    Jason Bobich


    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 “All Files and Documentation” 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 “” along with your documentation, PSD’s and licensing info. — This “” is the theme you want to install through your WordPress admin.

    This video will walk you through the installation process:

    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.

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