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  • eMilt
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    Hi all!
    I'm about to upload a theme on this website, but i got this error:

    "Your theme could not be submitted:
    There is a file $name in the root directory. Your theme should be in a folder."

    Can someone help me with this? I zipped the theme folder with the 7zip program using .tar compression. Any idea on what Im doing wrong here?

  • nzjoel
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    Re: Problem uploading theme Link to this post

    Hey,

    I had quiet a few problems with uploading my theme also...
    You need to zip it as .tar and then zip the .tar in a .gz to make a .tar.gz file which can then be uploaded. Otherwise it wont work and it will just tell you annyoing error messages!

    Follow these steps:
    "Right-click on the .tar file go to 7-Zip menu and click on option "add to archive" or something like that (should me the 6th option in order), choose GZip archive format and then OK, and now you should have it compressed it like .tar.gz"

    Hope this helps you?
    ~Joel

  • DaveP
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    Hi there,

    Because themes are only a handful of files I upload them via FTP.

    Just make sure you place the theme inside the 'themes' folder ( inside it's own named folder ).
    The blackcandy should be there by default as a guide.

    HTH - Dave Porter

  • eMilt
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    Re: Problem uploading theme Link to this post

    DaveP:
    You misunderstood me... I was talking about uploading themes to this site

    Joel:
    Thank you for replying, but my problem is still there after compressing the .tar to a tar.gz... Same error message. I really hope someone can crack this problem. Its a shame that the theme uploading service is to hard for us mortal to figure out ;p

    thanks in advance

  • eMilt
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    Can someone help me? Im going nuts here!

    thanks in advance

  • Wojtek
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    Re: Problem uploading theme Link to this post

    the way I was uploading the themes was just to pack it into a .tar package and then to a .gz (.gz is to decrease the filesize, it works without it ). remember, that your theme folder should contain only the css, images and templates folders! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PUT ANY OTHER FILES AND FOLDERS THERE

  • eMilt
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    Re: Problem uploading theme Link to this post

    Thanks for replying wojtek! But sadly I got this new error:

    Your theme could not be submitted:
    There appears to be more than one theme in this archive - css and images.

    What am I doing wrong here?

  • Wojtek
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    could you please upload it on your web server or send it to me on wojtek.szkutnik(at)gmail.com ? it would be the easiest way for me to check what's wrong

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