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Weihao Luo
Weihao Luo
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The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

I downloaded the project zip from website and uploaded to wordpress directly.

So what is the problem? There is no another zip inside the project zip.

1 Answer


The project zip file doesn't need installing as such. You'll need to extract the zip file and then move the theme in to the wp-content > themes folder. You can then choose this via the WP admin.

If you're looking to install a downloaded theme you'll need to follow the steps here.

Hope that helps :)