new wordpress user x theme install


#1

sorry for the newby question but i tried uploading the theme x i downloaded in plugin upload but for wordpress running windows 8 nothing happens . just not sure how to install the zip file i downloaded

thanks
paul


#2

Hi Paul, welcome to ThemeForest! Please take a moment to follow the steps from the visual guide below, it will help you to successfully download/install/activate your WordPress theme.







Furthermore, for additional troubleshooting, the appropriate support section for your purchased item, if offered, can be found here.



Just follow the instructions provided in the link above to interact directly with the author, where he’ll be able to point you in the right direction. Your patience is appreciated. Thanks and good luck.


#3

hi Dzinc
thankyou for the quick reply , and easy to read guide. have done exactly that but not having much luck lol.
getting an error message

The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.

will look into it
thanks
paul


#4

For that upload_max_filesize php error, you may want to talk to your web host about. I had the same error and needed to get my web host to increase my upload size - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/import-large-wordpress-xml-file?replies=6#post-721905

Hope that helps :slight_smile:


#5

thanks kingdog , have sent them a request and see what happens…ive seen you can do it yourself but i would most likely stuff it up so will let them do it lol

crabby


#6

Hi Paul,

Should you need any further assistance (and if you haven’t done so already), feel free to register for access to our support and member center. Cheers!

Thanks Dzinc and Travis for assisting :slight_smile:


#7

thanks guys , would of posted earlier but only allowed 3 a day .
got it installed but got a long way to go to work it out as a newby. i have made a start at www.tinnieboatmods,com wut was hoping to install a demo version and tweak it a bit to suit so i could get the hand of it. i imported the.jsn file but nothing changes in the layout. will join the forum and see if we can get it to work

thanks for your help
much appreciated
paul


#8

Dzinc,

I installed WordPress 3.9.1 to my server but when I go into Word Press site to add/upload my theme it doesnt give me the option.It appears it will only allow me to change to another free theme but will allow me to Go Premium but I already bought Inviticus from themeforest, which Im trying to install. Any ideas?


#9
skrezyna said

Dzinc,

I installed WordPress 3.9.1 to my server but when I go into Word Press site to add/upload my theme it doesnt give me the option.It appears it will only allow me to change to another free theme but will allow me to Go Premium but I already bought Inviticus from themeforest, which Im trying to install. Any ideas?

Sounds like you have a blog hosted with wordpress.com, you need a self-hosted WordPress install instead.


#10

Thanks Tommus. I’ll try to get this changed up/


#11

The move does not appear to be working. Other than the name I used for it, I didnt have anything on the wordpress free blog I cared about saving. Should I just delete it altogether and create a self-hosted wordpress.org? If that’s possible.


#12

Hello Everyone !
i am getting below error while install theme file
please advise me how can i rectify

Installing Theme from uploaded file: themeforest-75568-innova-interior-funiture-wordpress-cms-theme.zip
Unpacking the package…

Installing the theme…

The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

Theme install failed.


#13
mmlondon said

Hello Everyone !
i am getting below error while install theme file
please advise me how can i rectify

Installing Theme from uploaded file: themeforest-75568-innova-interior-funiture-wordpress-cms-theme.zip
Unpacking the package…

Installing the theme…

The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

Theme install failed.

Unzip and install the smaller .zip from within.


#14

Having the same problem as mmlondon. NOTHING will install. Ive unzipped and re-zipped the folder inside - no joy. HOW IN THE WORLD AM I SUPPOSED TO USE ANYTHING ON THEMEFOREST??!!

This happens on a variety of themes…

NO CSS? I can open the folder and see it… what’s wrong?
so frustrating.


#16

Hi, I’ve installed the Sweet Cake paid theme on my wordpress site. But it doesn’t look anything similar to http://themeforest.net/item/sweet-cake-responsive-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/5514731

Logo, Menu, Flash Images with Slider, Services we provide, Testimonials etc - everything is missing.

Plz suggest.


#17

Once I click on themes, I’m not getting the option to install theme


#18

I’m not sure if the WordPress layout has changed since this was posted, or if I just can’t find it, but I can’t find the “install themes” or “upload” options on the Themes menu. Any advice?


#19

Are you using a Wordpress.com site?


#20

Yes. Sorry, as you’ve maybe deduced I have no idea what I’m doing! Thank you for your help!


#21

OK, so now I’m on wordpress.org and tried to upload, but it says “The zip file must include a file named screenshot.png or screenshot.jpg.” Am I just hopelessly in over my head?