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Problem with importing a template/theme (10 posts)

  1. Sculley
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just uploaded a template to my themes folder and am getting this message:

    Broken Themes

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Stylesheet is missing.

    The folder ("Bestfriends") is now under my "themes" folder on the server just like the two default theme folders. It has a default.css file along with an index.html file and images folder and a license.txt file.

    Are only PHP files allowed? If not, what do I need to do to fix it?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The theme you uploaded is not compatible with WordPress for sure. Either you have it converted to WordPress-ready theme. Better yet, download a WordPress theme that you like from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/, unzip and upload to the themes directory and you're good to go.

  3. chaoskaizer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    1. rename the default.css to style.css
    2. add below "template" info inside style.css ( top most )
      /*
      Theme Name: Theme-Name
      Theme URI: http://mywebsite.com
      Description: A default theme
      Version: 0.1
      Status: publish
      Author: himself
      Author URI: http://myblog.com
      Tags: white, fixed width, sidebar, widgets
      */
  4. Sculley
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I changed the style sheet to "style.css" (I thought that may have been part of the reason) and reflected change on index. I also added your suggested info above to the uppermost part of the css understanding that mywebsite.com and myblog.com meant that I inserted my website and blog URLs, yes? So, it looks like:

    /*
    Design by Free CSS Templates
    http://www.freecsstemplates.org
    Released for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License
    */
    /*
    Theme Name: Theme-Name
    Theme URI: http://b-animalwise.com
    Description: A default theme
    Version: 0.1
    Status: publish
    Author: himself
    Author URI: http://b-animalwise.com/wordpress
    Tags: white, fixed width, sidebar, widgets
    */

    I am now getting this error message:

    Broken Themes

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Theme-Name Template is missing.

  5. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sculley - templates from freecsstemplates.org are NOT going to work in WordPress unless you port the design to WordPress-ready format.
    For the last time - go over to WordPress Themes area and download from there or google "free wordpress themes."

  6. Sculley
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Gees, Mercime,

    First of all, I don't know what "port the design to WP-ready format" means. If I did, I may be able to try it. And I did Google "free WordPress themes" and freecsstemplates.org is one of the sites that came up. Maybe you can explain why they don't work since I found it as a "free WP theme". And, I am looking for alternate themes b/c I don't like the themes in the WP Themes area. I only see twenty something themes. If there are others, I can't find them and have no clue what to click to get them other than what's on the right-hand side.

    And secondly, you will see that I was following chaoskaizer's advice. Are you saying that his/her feedback is incorrect? No need to get upset when I was following another's advice about making the template work.

  7. Sculley
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    And the advice worked to correct the css error. Now, it's a template error.

  8. Sculley
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I added "template: default" per http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development to see what would happen and it uploaded without errors. Only problem was that, of course, the default files overwrote the header, etc.. Realized that all WP templates need PHP so I remembered a site that had this same template with PHP files, found it and uploaded it and now it's working perfectly. By God, I think I'm getting it.

    Thanks for the help,
    Karen

  9. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sculley, my bad. Ok, the reason why I keep telling you to download from the link I gave you is because I would like you to see the PHP files and CSS file are included in WordPress theme folders. Good luck.

  10. archi-sketch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    also got the same problem here..

    Broken Themes
    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Stylesheet is missing.

    however this is my stylesheet (style css)...is it there something wrong here?
    /*
    Theme Name: scarlett
    Description: A free premium magazine wp theme from jinsona designs.
    Author: jinsona designs
    Author URI: http://www.web2feel.com

    */

    my url is http://www.archi-sketch.com..thanks

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