Plug-in Install failed. Not sure why...


#1

Hi. I purchased the following: My Mobile Page V2 Wordpress Theme.
I went to the new plug-ins found in my WP site. I tried to install it, and got this response:

Installing Plugin from uploaded file: themeforest-165066-my-mobile-page-v2-wordpress-theme.zip
Unpacking the package…
Installing the plugin…
The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.
Plugin install failed.
Return to Plugins page

Wondering what I did wrong. Anyone know why the plugin install failed?
Thanks,
Martin


#2

You can’t install a theme as a plugin. Have a look at this Codex entry:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Adding_New_Themes


#3

Thank you. I did that, but I ran into this problem:

Installing Theme from uploaded file: themeforest-165066-my-mobile-page-v2-wordpress-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.


#4

That’s a common issue unfortunately, but it’s easily fixed. You have to unzip the file and locate the standalone WP theme, if you see a 404.php file, then you found the right file. For more detailed instructions see here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/269/0/my-wordpress-theme-isnt-working-what-should-i-do


#5
itsmattadams said

That’s a common issue unfortunately, but it’s easily fixed. You have to unzip the file and locate the standalone WP theme, if you see a 404.php file, then you found the right file. For more detailed instructions see here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/269/0/my-wordpress-theme-isnt-working-what-should-i-do


#6

Thank you for your help. However, I did the following:

Installing Theme from uploaded file: 404.php
Unpacking the package…

The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature
After trying to upload this file (with the above-mentioned response), I tried to upload with the styles.css file, with the same results.
Martin


#7
nanodoc said

Thank you for your help. However, I did the following:

Installing Theme from uploaded file: 404.php
Unpacking the package…

The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature
After trying to upload this file (with the above-mentioned response), I tried to upload with the styles.css file, with the same results.
Martin

You don’t upload 404.php, you upload theme-name.zip


#8

There’s no theme-name.zip. The only file that has the word ‘theme’ in it is the file Theme Designs. You open it up and there’s a few color files (red, blue, etc.).
So, what next?


#9

There should be detailed documentation on how to install your theme inside the zip. Also, the theme author offered to assist in the other thread I believe.


#10

Wow, a bit frustrating! I unzipped my-mobile-page-v2-wordpress, and cannot find any file to assist me in how to install. There is also no theme file to unzip. How should I proceed?
Thanks,
Martin


#11
nanodoc said

Wow, a bit frustrating! I unzipped my-mobile-page-v2-wordpress, and cannot find any file to assist me in how to install. There is also no theme file to unzip. How should I proceed?
Thanks,
Martin

if you notice in your other thread the author of the theme offered to help install it you may want to contact them