The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. ? See what to do!

This is very normal issue, you see this issue (error message ‘The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. ?’) it appears on site when you try to upload the wrong file on WordPress and did not follow the 1. step showed on your theme online documentation at  When you purchase / download a theme you will download a big folder called ‘’ in this big master folder you will have other files, for example; – theme files – license – demo content – documentation – and you can’t upload this directly on your site because it isn’t unzipped and isn’t your theme file yet.  

The Theme Is Missing The Style.Css Stylesheet. ?
The Theme Is Missing The Style.Css Stylesheet. ?


What you need to do?

1 – Open this folder.  

2 – Once you open it you will need to click on the ‘theme name‘ folder.

3 – Click on ‘Theme Files’ folder.

4 – Once in ‘theme files’ folder you will found 2 files; – The important now it your ‘’ file.

5 – Select this ‘’ file and unzip it, extract it, drag this file and drop on your computer desktop.

6 – This is a ready-to-install on WordPress file.

7 – Go to your WordPress dashboard pinel > Appearance > Themes > Add new > Upload theme > Select your file ‘’

8 – Upload / active and all done.

Please try it out and simply follow the documentation 1. step.


Install WordPress theme from zip – extract theme files to upload on WordPress site


Another way to install your theme is via FTP following this video tutorial 


In the case you have any issue during the process feel free to open a ticket with our support crew and on it write-up your login information for WordPress and for FTP account and one of our support team will enter on your site and upload your theme, this is a free service made only for Visualmodo company for all the clients to help you out. You also can follow this guide on our blog.

Install WordPress Theme via FTP

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