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HELP ME! Uploading a theme (6 posts)

  1. bjpope
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I downloaded a new theme to my computer and I am trying to upload it to wordpress so I can change over. I am getting this message when I try "The package could not be installed. The style.css stylesheet doesn't contain a valid theme header". What does this mean?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It would appear that the theme you downloaded is not a valid WordPress theme.

  3. bjpope
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So, I can only use WordPress made themes? What a bummer! I really liked that one better than anything I found in WordPress. I am now wishing I would have gone with another web designer site like my friend recommended.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress sites can only use WordPress themes. Drupal sites can only use Drupal themes etc. etc. This is how content management systems work. Why not turn your downloaded template into a WordPress theme?

  5. bjpope
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Because I am a complete amature and have no clue what I am doing. I have to keep things as simple as possible and still try to make a good looking site. Is there a youtube video that can show me how to change it?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You could have a look on http://wordpress.tv/ but if this is just a basic site template, then you may find that this will be a little beyond you. Have you reviewed the 1,500+ free themes in http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

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