I uploaded the theme and get a message that the theme has a missing style.css file. What did I wrong?

Hopefully this one is not a bug! You probably tried to upload the wrong file.

When downloading the theme from themeforest, you have 3 downloads available:

  • All files and documentation
  • Installable Wordpress file only
  • License Certificate & Purchase Code

If you had this message from WordPress, then you may have downloaded the first one.

Simply unzip it and you’ll find a coffeeandcream.zip file.
This is the theme to upload in wordpress.
If you upload the theme via FTP, then you must upload the coffeeandcream folder.

The second option will let you download the theme directly (.zip file) and you can upload it in wordpress without unziping it.