Shopify Theme Missing "layout/theme.liquid"

Hi there,

I downloaded a few themes from Envato Elements and uploaded the zipped files to Shopify, but they all have the same error:

"zip does not contain a valid theme: missing template “layout/theme.liquid”

Anyone have some advice to solve this problem?

Thanks!
Lisa

Are you sure it’s a Shopify theme? What is the item link?

If it is then make sure you are only trying to install the theme folder and not the entire download

This is an example theme: https://elements.envato.com/lapras-responsive-shopify-theme-AZCDN4G

Shopify says I must upload the zip file of the theme so I tried to upload the theme I downloaded and it has the same error;

zip does not contain a valid theme: missing template “layout/theme.liquid”

Seems that you are uploading wrong .zip file. You should unzip package you downloaded from themeforest/elements and you will find another .zip in it, which should be called like your THEM-NAME.zip. Please try to install that .zip

Thanks so much, that worked great!

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