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How to install themeforest WP themes

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mumuu, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. mumuu

    mumuu Newbie

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    Hey BHW
    I found a themeforest wordpress theme pack on here but i'm struggling to have it installed on wordpress.

    When I try to install a theme on my wp admin panel it says cannot find style.css

    I went on google/youtube and did a quick search on how to install themeforest themes and saw that it cannot be installed normally. Let's say I want to install bluelight

    I have the compressed folder "themeforest_bluelight". Inside, there are many folders such as "bluelight" "PSD" "Help files" etc.
    I tried compressing the "bluelight" file (which contains the actual bluelight theme files) and uploading it to my wordpress admin panel without success.
    I read the help files and It has the installation how-to, but it says to drag it into my wp folder which I don't have because I installed wordpress on hostgator via quickinstall.

    I am lost. Please help me lol :(
     
  2. wisdomkid

    wisdomkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Themeforest themes mostly come with its on Installation guide in Zip folder
    Secondly make sure you upload theme zip file inside the main folder
     
  5. filczynski

    filczynski Newbie

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    Log on in your FTP, next step - go to the folder /wp-content/themes/your-themfolder

    You should find file style.css there :)
     
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    Yeah, that's the theme folder. Are you sure you compressed it in ".zip" format and not in .rar/.7zip?
     
  7. errolcat

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    Just compress it in Zip and upload in the WP admin panel ? What's a big deal ?
     
  8. Conor

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    Find the folder with style.css in it. Drag and drop that whole folder into wp-content/themes using Filezilla.