WordPress Template not installing


#1

I downloaded, unzipped, installed Woo Tumblog Plugin (as according to the directions included as a pdf), and tried to install in WordPress and I got the response>>

"The package could not be installed. The style.css stylesheet doesn’t contain a valid theme header.

Theme install failed."

It asked for a zipped file, so I tried both zipped files (the original and the zipped file in the folder after unzipping the original). One comes up with the above message and the other one says “Are you sure you want to do this” on a blank screen with no way to answer the creepy question that makes me doubt myself in many ways.

In short…I’m lost…and hopefully making sense.


#2

Woo Tumblog Plugin is not Wordpress Theme, but it is a Wordpress PLUGIN.

Go to Plugins - Add New to install it… :wink:


#3

Yes, I already installed the plug in. The problem I am having is with uploading the template itself.


#4
JacqueJonesPhotography said

I downloaded, unzipped, installed Woo Tumblog Plugin (as according to the directions included as a pdf), and tried to install in WordPress and I got the response>>

I should have stated “…and tried to install THE TEMPLATE in WordPress…”


#5

You need to unzip the file you downloaded and upload just the theme, which is located inside.

http://wiki.envato.com/buying/support-buying/solving-broken-theme-issues/


#6

I have watched that video, however, in WordPress it says to upload the .zip file. In the case that I really am supposed to unzip it, how do I know which one is just the theme? Mine doesn’t have a folder named “www” like in the video. Am I looking for a .css file? The index? The style? Sorry, and thank you for responding :slight_smile:


#7

For example, I use this folder structure on my theme,

MyTheme ZIP FULL PACKAGE

|= Documentation

|= Licensing

|= Screenshots

|= Themes

|=== mytheme.zip

I am not the theme author of your purchased file… So, I don’t know his style… To get better answer, you can try to contact the theme author of your purchased file or jump to the item discussion page of your purchased file and post your question there… :wink:


#8

Okay, thank you for your help. I’m contacting the author now.


#9

It was taking too long for a response on the other feed but I eventually figured it out for myself. This is what I did:

I’m hosting with godaddy, so I signed in to my godaddy account, cliked on hosting, clicked on launch (for the domain I’m using the template for), clicked on “content” drop down tab, the the “FTP File Manager” icon.

From there, I clicked on wp-content, and then the themes folder. Then I uploaded waves_single.zip. Then clicked on the box next to it and then clicked on the “unarchive” button at the top. There it asked where I wanted to save it. I saved it under wp-content/themes/waves.

After that it showed up in my wordpress amin. HOpefully I said all of that correctly.


#10

Same issue with the WAVE theme. You shouldn’t have to FTP the theme if the CSS file is properly coded…and it’s not.