[resolved] how to install downloaded wordpress theme in xampp (4 posts)

  1. erons064
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Im trying to install a theme I downloaded from this website http://themeforest.net Im using xampp and im not sure how to install this dowloaded theme using xampp.
    I tried installing this theme with the zip folder (in zip format) in wordpress but I get the error ” The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. Theme install failed. “

    I found a similar problem on wordpress website but they mentioned using FTP but I don’t know how to use FTP with xampp http://wordpress.org/support/topic/the-theme-is-missing-the-stylecss-stylesheet

    I want to install the theme and test it out locally before i make it live or buy a domain name.

    This is my first time doing this so I don’t totally know how things work together, don’t know if im using the description/terms but I hope I described the problem well enough. Any help will be appreciated


  2. Japh
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Erons064, the trouble is that you're using the ZIP file you downloaded, rather than the theme ZIP file which is inside the main one.

    We have an article in our knowledgebase which may help you here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Live/Knowledgebase/Article/View/269/0/my-wordpress-theme-isnt-working-what-should-i-do

    If you need assistance from the theme's author, you can contact them through the contact form on their profile page.

    Hope that helps you get underway :)

  3. erons064
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the help, fixed the problem. and the link you provided was very helpful.
    You are right. the folder i needed was inside the downloaded zip file
    Thank you

  4. Japh
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My pleasure! If you can, please use the drop-down to the right of this thread to change its status to 'resolved' :)


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