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  • Resolved satimis

    (@satimis)


    Hi all,

    On installing the upload theme following warning popup:
    Installing Theme from uploaded file: online_stock_trading_photo.gif

    Unpacking the packageā€¦

    The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    Please help. Thanks

    Regards
    satimis

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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    Either the .zip file is corrupt, didn’t upload properly, or you don’t have sufficient space on your server to hold hold and unzip it.

    Try unzipping locally then uploading the resulting directory to wp-content/themes on your server using FTP.

    satimis

    (@satimis)

    Hi,

    Thanks for your advice.

    The unzip .gif file can be viewed locally without problem.

    Upload the file including the directory to wp-content/themes using FillZila. Browsed it on WordPress Appearance/Themes;

    Broken Themes
    The following themes are installed but incomplete.
    Name Description
    Stock_Photo Stylesheet is missing.

    Appearance/Themes
    Still the same

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    You’re probably uploading the MAIN zip file for a commercial theme. Usually, those have an INNER zip file that has the actual theme. That’s what you need to upload.

    satimis

    (@satimis)

    Tried again.

    Download Breviter

    on
    https://www.bluehost.com/blog/wordpress/the-15-best-free-wordpress-themes-7703/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=genericsearch&kclickid=3c146d7c-c87b-4c45-b3b2-0e961bd26fe7&kenshoo_ida=Blue%20Host%20IDA&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbnjBRDBARIsAO3zDl9-DP7QONKm11fSGDaV06EAivfOMewgAoFhFfE6mHG9CMEsZ2NcVcoaAkGrEALw_wcB

    and upload it to Appearance/Themes

    still the same

    Installing Theme from uploaded file: Breviter-768×439.png

    Unpacking the packageā€¦

    The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    What theme and from where did you download it?

    satimis

    (@satimis)

    Hi,

    I got it done. I suppose the previous file being corrupted.

    Again I download a theme file from;
    FabThemes
    https://www.fabthemes.com/

    Unzip it;

    404.php       footer.php     header.php  js              search.php   style.css
    archive.php   functions      images      page.php        sidebar.php
    comments.php  functions.php  index.php   screenshot.png  single.php

    upload the files including its directory to wp-content/themes/ and activate it. Done.

    I found following usual link on Internet;
    How to upload theme to WordPress
    https://www.templatemonster.com/help/how-to-upload-theme-to-wordpress.html

    My next attempt shall be “how to create my own themes”. If I can’t find relevant documents on Internet, I will start a new posting

    Thanks again for your advice

    Regards
    satimis

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  satimis.
    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  satimis.
    satimis

    (@satimis)

    Hi Steven Stern,

    I have a further question.

    Just found there are images upload automatically to wp-content/uploads/2019/2/. They are used by the theme upload.

    I wonder how they came? They are not found on the extracted folder?

    Can you shed me some light?

    Thanks

    satimis

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  satimis.
    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    this may be demo content installed by your theme.

    satimis

    (@satimis)

    I’m surprised.

    Some themes after activated are without picture as shown on their icon on Appearance-> Themes
    with only Hello World!/Test displayed ??? Both upload and installed themes the same.

    Examples:
    Twenty Sixteen – Hello World! without picture
    Twenty Seventeen – Test + picture

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