Theme Installation FailedLatest update: May 30, 2018 | Reading time: 1 to 2 minutes
You are trying to upload the theme to your website but WordPress gives you this error:
The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.
Theme installation failed.
This usually happens if you are trying to upload the whole package instead of the theme file. You need to extract the contents of the package on your computer first and then, locate the theme files.
In the package you downloaded from Envato Account you can find the theme.zip and child-theme.zip files (but also as folders, for your convenience), the documentation folder and, the demo_content folder.
After extracting the package, locate the theme and child-theme files and, upload them to your website. After uploading, select and activate the child-theme. To complete the theme installation process, follow the onscreen instructions, prompting for adding and activating a number of plugins.
In case you still have a problem installing the theme, consider downloading the package again. It might be possible the original downloaded file was corrupted for some reason. After downloading the package again, repeat the same procedure.
If you need to import a demo: