In this article I will tell you how to fix “theme is missing the style.css stylesheet error” that comes while installing theme on your website.
One of the most common issue that occurs when installing WordPress theme is “The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.” this error message being displayed when uploading or activating the theme on your website.
One of the main reasons you may receive this error on your website is may be you are uploading wrong file.
Whenever you purchase a WordPress theme you get a zip file that contains all files like license, installation guide and other files related to your WordPress theme.
So if you directly upload that zip file on your website you will get “Theme is missing the style.css stylesheet” error.
Now let’s see how to fix this “theme is missing the style.css stylesheet” error.
How to fix theme is missing the style.css stylesheet error
First of all unzip the file that you get after purchasing theme to your pc. Here you will see multiple files and here you will see a file with name “themename.zip”.
Now upload this “themename.zip” to your website this is the real file that you need to upload on your website to activate theme.
Now see how to upload theme on your website,
Steps to upload WordPress theme on website
- Login to you WordPress Dashboard to login to your WordPress dash board go to (yourdomain/wp-admin) and enter login details.
- Go to theme section and click on add new button
- Here click on upload button and choose the theme file “themename.zip” and then click on install now button.
Please make sure you are uploading only the installable theme which is called NameOf Theme.zip. If you upload ALL these files you will receive an error.
That is it you successfully installed theme on your WordPress website without any error.
Some more information you should know
Make sure you are using WordPress.org and Business plans on WordPress.com if you want to install custom themes and plugins. because WordPress.com alone does not allow to install custom theme.
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