The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet

A common issue that can occur when installing a new WordPress theme is a "Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing" or "The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet" error message being displayed when trying to upload or activate the theme.

Thankfully, this error message does not mean that the theme you have purchased is broken! It simply means it hasn't been uploaded it correctly.

Some purchases include a ZIP folder within a ZIP file. What you want to do is upload the inner (installable) ZIP file. You can verify the installable ZIP file because it will have a file inside named style.css.

How to Upload the Installable WordPress Theme ZIP File

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin area.
  2. Browse to Appearance > Themes.
  3. Click on ‘Add New’.
  4. Click ‘Upload’.
  5. Browse and select the theme ZIP file to ‘Upload’.

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