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Install Error: The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet

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This tutorial explains the cause of and how to fix the error:

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Watch the video explanation or see the written notes below for more:

About the missing style.css error:

  • This error most often occurs when the wrong file has been chosen to upload.
  • The download file is not the theme file. You must unzip the download file. You will find the theme .zip file inside.
  • The download file will have a longer name, like "emilia-wordpress-theme.zip". The theme file (the one to upload) will have a short name, like "emilia.zip".

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How to Unzip a file:

WINDOWS PC: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14200/windows-compress-uncompress-zip-files

Video directions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L6qtSyW94E

MAC: https://www.dummies.com/computers/macs/how-to-zip-and-unzip-files-on-your-mac/

Sometimes, especially on Windows PCs, you will be able to "look" inside the .zip folder when it has not be unzipped. Files inside a zipped file that has not been unzipped cannot be uploaded. Make sure you are picking a file from an unzipped file. Drag-and-drop the theme file onto your desktop to upload if you have to.

Learn more about how to unzip and install your theme: https://georgialoustudios.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019515231-Install-WordPress-Theme

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