Associate theme. The active theme is broken

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    I am a newbie to wordpress. I am trying to develop my website using “Associate” theme from Studiopress. I have uploaded both genesis 1.9.1 zip and child theme ‘Associate’. I cannot activate the ‘associate’ theme. I get “The activate theme is broken. Reverting to the default theme”

    Also wordpress/dashboard/appearance I get the following message:

    Broken Themes
    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.


    Stylesheet is missing.

    Please help!!



    How did you upload the Associate theme?  Did you upload it as the zip?  The first step is to check and see if a stylesheet or css file is there, if not, it’s best to delete the theme and reupload.  If you have a bad zip file, I would look at grabbing a fresh copy from the StudioPress site.

    Loving the Genesis Life!



    weslinda, thanks for the response. I have uploaded as the zip file. How do I check and see if a stylesheet or css file is there? and how do I delete the theme and the parent genesis so that I can reupload?




    Since the theme won’t activate, there isn’t an easy way to do that.  If the theme would activate, then you could, but since we can’t activate the theme, you’ll need to check the contents of the theme on your local machine.  You should be able to double click on the zip file you have and see if there is a style.css file in it.

    As far as deleting the uploaded theme, if you go to Appearance > Themes there should be a delete link bottom right of the theme.  You should not need to delete Genesis.  If you do, you can delete it the same way as you delete the Associate theme.

    Loving the Genesis Life!



    Thank you. I am going to try your suggestions.


    Gary Jones

    When you upload, you should end up with:


    Make sure you do NOT have:
    or other incorrect nesting of directories.

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