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Having Theme Installation problem in wordpress

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by websity, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. websity

    websity Newbie

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    I have downloaded various themes for wordpress but when i am installing those theme through wordpress theme installer this gives a error message
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    Installing Theme from uploaded file: Education-Wordpress-Theme.rar

    Unpacking the package?
    Incompatible Archive. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature"
     
  2. flexnds

    flexnds Power Member

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    Could be a number of things

    bad theme
    file within a file.. This i probably the main issue.. You'll need to find the core files and unzip and then rezip just the core files and try to upload that way..

    Or just FTP em..
     
  3. Hydro

    Hydro BANNED BANNED

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    Unzip the .rar and upload it via FTP, sometimes the download files come with the theme inside a subfolder so it may give you an error if you use the WP admin panel to try and install it.

    Themes go here: /wp-content/themes
     
  4. jfoawn

    jfoawn Newbie

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    It might even be the .rar format itself. I think wp says .zip try extracting an compressing as .zip
     
  5. zogbia

    zogbia Newbie

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    I tend to just do it manually it doesnt take long just unrar, copy and paste folder into /public_html/wp-content/themes/ and then activate theme in /wp-admin/themes.php