[ 2018 ] How To Fix the theme is missing “style.css” Stylesheet Error

[ 2018 ] How To Fix the theme is missing “style.css” Stylesheet Error


Getting hard time to understand how you got the theme is missing “style.css” stylesheet while uploding a WordPress theme ? Hey wait don’t panic you will resolve this issue in 5 minutes.



Yes you read it right 5 minutes. Wondering how to Fix the theme is missing “style.css” Stylesheet in WordPress ? & on same time wondering why you got this issue ? Here, is the brief updated guide on fixing  stylesheet missing in WordPress.

This post will help you to understand why you face this error and what is best possible way to rectify this issue.I will be sharing with you today an easy fix that you can do to solve your issue by your own.


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Before I start hope you already got a question around; how actually you got stylesheet missing problem in a brand new theme that you just purchased. Answer is really simple & I gonna answer you today.




Stylesheet refers to .CSS file which plays a great role while styling web components.In another word .CSS refers to ( Cascading Style Sheet ). Let me make easy to understand for you. CSS or stylesheet is same term which helps to add styles to web components like as colors, fonts, layouts etc. Web designers & developers use stylesheet .CSS file to code their custom styles for web pages, themes & templates. Hope you are getting my point.


How To Fix Stylesheet Missing In WordPress
Example of style sheet ( .CSS ) file inside Royale News Pro theme




Let’s say you just bought a theme from somewhere. You paid for it. Downloaded the file & tried to upload in your WordPress but then suddenly you got an error ” theme is missing style.css stylesheet ” or ” broken theme ” or something like that bla bla. I understand completely what you might have thought at that mean time.

But the most important thing to understand is either Author or you did a silly mistake. If I am not mistaken you must have uploaded a whole bunch of ” themename.Zip ” file WordPress. Buddy here’s the problem. You are not suppose to upload theme on that way. Let me help you to understand much better.

Watch the short video tutorial below. I will guide you though the download package that you usually get in most of the case.



In this particular video tutorial you saw an package that i got when I purchased though themeforest.


Upload just a theme file not a whole bunch of package


As you can see there is an package with bunch of stuffs inside including documentation, demo data, license information, theme file & child theme file. Documentation file is an guide for you to setup theme. Where as demo data you can import that later after theme has been installed. A author license file to state the author copyright information. Theme file at last that you should be installing in your WordPress installation.

Simply unzip the main package that you often get when you purchase any theme package. Look for the actual theme file. Upload the  themename.zip file in your WordPress installation. The process must go 100% correct this time.

If you face any issue while uploading theme let e know in comment section below or look for support from the particular author.

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