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Using FTP client to upload and install the theme

If you’d prefer to install your theme via FTP/SFTP you can. It’s still super easy just follow this steps.

First, you need to install a FTP (file transfer protocol) app, You have many choices like Transmit or free apps like FileZilla or Cyberduck. Once you’ve got it installed, open up your app to connect to your server. You will also need to be logged into your hosting account to gather the following information:

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  • Host: usually is your domain name (the server url address).

  • Username: is your FTP/SFTP username, check your host FTP settings.

  • Password: is your FTP/SFTP password. check your host FTP settings

  • Port: Be sure you’re set to use the same port as specified by your host – you may not need to change this.


Log into your Themeforest account, go to your downloads and locate your theme. Click on the download button and select the “Installable WordPress file only”. This will download the zip file for your theme.

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If you download the “All files and documentation” all what you need is file, this file is contain the theme and all bundled plugins


In the FTP app navigate to wp-content/themes and upload the theme file You can upload the unzipped folder but this is not recommended because it’s take a long time to upload files one by one and in some bad internet connection some files won’t upload.

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Extract the zip file

Log into your host control pane, Navigate to file manager wp-content/themes and select and extract it.

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Activate the theme

1- Go to WordPress dashboard > appearance > themes

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2- You should find Meza with your installed themes, just click activate.

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Common Installation Errors

Error : Downloading the Wrong Theme Zip File

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Make absolutely, positively sure you select the “Installable WordPress file only” option. If you select “All files & documentation” by mistake, you will not be able to install this zip as is. Instead unzip the file and then locate the installable theme file within it. in your case it’s

Error: Stylesheet Is Missing

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If after clicking “Install Now” you see an error that “The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet,” then you probably didn’t download the “Installable WordPress file only”. If you select “All files & documentation” by mistake, you will not be able to install this zip as is. Instead unzip the file and then locate the installable theme file within it. in your case it’s

Error: Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

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After browsing for your theme and clicking the “Install Now” button, it’s possible your WordPress installation will ask “Are you sure you want to do this?” This could be due to the fact that you are trying to install the wrong zip file (remember – you want the “Installable WordPress file only”) or it’s possible the upload limit on your server isn’t large enough.

If you select the right zip file you just need to make sure about upload_max_filesize is at least 20M. If you can’t set the php configuration in your server you still can upload theme via FTP. Check Recommendations and Requirements

Error: White Screen

If you attempt to install your theme, and end up on a white screen of death (you know, the WordPress version of the Windows blue screen of death) you probably need to make a tweak to your server. The most common cause of this error is that your server’s memory limit to PHP is too low. To solve this either:

To fix this:

  • Contact your hosting provider to have them increase your memory limit
  • Or, access your hosting cPanel to increase your memory limit, here are a few quick links to popular hosts:

Or Increase your memory limit yourself via FTP by adding the following code to the bottom of your wp-config file (right before “That’s all, stop editing!”): define( ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’ );

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Last update on: March 7, 2021


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