Help with installing wordpress theme I bought

by 9999
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I have downloaded the wordpress them I bought.

I found the Theme folder style.css

I zipped up the Theme folder style.css

Went onto bluehost, install themes, upload, choose file, found style.css.ZIP

Installed it, theme installed successfully

Activated it but I get the message "the active theme is broken. Reverting to the default them."

I am stuck here, this is my 1st time doing this and wondering if anyone can provide me with some help on what to do from here?

#bought #installing #theme #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Websites
    I just do the ftp

    (upload your theme here)

    Activate it in admin.
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    • Profile picture of the author 9999
      I googled ftp and have read some instructions, I am nervous to do this for some reason. I downloaded FileZilla.

      Could you perhaps provide me with some instructions on how to do this, if you are not able to dont worry.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Shorey
    You have to upload the entire theme folder, not just the style.css file.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmy69
    Let us know the theme, this might help you solve the proeblem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abledragon
    If you're downloading and installing a theme (not adding it through the 'Add New' button on your appearance > themes page) then this article gives you the process:

    WordPress Theme: How to Install and Activate | WealthyDragon


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  • Profile picture of the author 9999
    I followed these instructions:

    Download the final zip file from your downloads page.
    • Unzip the final zip file; you should now have a final download folder.
    • Do NOT upload the final download folder. Open up the final download folder.
    • Browse the contents and find the actual theme folder. If you look inside the theme folder, you will see a “style.css” file. This is how you know you have found the theme folder.
    • Upload ONLY the theme folder to your “wp-content/themes” folder.
    • Login to your WordPress admin panel and activate the theme.

    When I found the style.css it was in the Atlas folder, should I be compressing the Atlas folder

    I am logging in through bluehost end and entering into wordpress from that end, if that makes any difference
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