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Codecanyon Problem. Please Help!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by James2, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    I have bought a pricing table plugin from Codecanyon, but when I try to upload it to my WP theme, it fails. I have looked online for a solution, but can't find anything. Anyone else had this problem with Codecanyon/Themeforest? I'm a bit of a noob, so it's probably something really obvious. Any help you guys could give would be really appreciated. This thing has taken hours of my time and is driving me nuts!

    Thank you,

    James :)
     
  2. thefarang

    thefarang Newbie

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    It can be a little frustrating but the theme and the plugin authors don't seem to use a standard packaging method.

    I am going to hazard a guess here and say that your problem with the theme may be because there is a zip within the zip. Here's what I often see theme authors doing on Theme Forest:


    CoolTheme.zip <---- This is what you're uploading
    License.txt
    GNU.txt
    README.TXT
    CoolTheme.zip <----- This is the theme you're supposed to upload.

    When you upload the top CoolTheme.zip, WordPress attempts to unzip the archive and find the style.css file as well as other files essential to the theme. Since all that gets unzipped are License.txt, GNU.txt, README.txt, and the actual theme CoolTheme.zip. Since it doesn't find any of the theme's standard files it fails the install.

    Unzip CoolTheme.zip and look inside the folder. You'll probably find another zip file in there which is your actual theme.
     
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  3. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    That worked! + rep my friend :)