WordPress Themes FAQ

Summary: Learn more about installing themes below.

There are two types of WordPress websites: and requires that you use one of the themes available on the site. In most cases, you will not be able to use a theme purchased on Creative Market on However, if you have a Business Plan, you may be able to install themes purchased on Creative Market. Here is an article that outlines the important differences between and 

Creative Market sells themes. themes are hosted and installed by the user, which allows you to install custom themes and build your own PHP and CSS with few limitations. Here are some helpful resources on our blog that will get you started:

The "missing style.css stylesheet" error

You've purchased your Wordpress theme, only to stumble upon a "missing style.css stylesheet" error. Oh no!

Not to worry - it just means that you've missed a step and need to install the appropriate .zip file to Wordpress. Go ahead and extract the contents of the ZIP file you downloaded. Once you've done so, you'll find a few other files and folders. You'll want to find another file that is called "," named after the theme and upload that one. If you're unsure, there is often help/support documentation listed inside the product folder that provides instructions on how to install the theme. We've also provided an article here that should help get you started. 

If you have any other technical questions about the specific theme, please contact the seller directly with more details about the issue, since we're confident that the developer of the theme will be able to troubleshoot their product effectively. Still not working? Feel free to contact us!

Genesis Child Themes

Creative Market also offers Genesis Child Themes, which are a type of Wordpress theme built on the Genesis Framework. Shop Owners do not include the Genesis framework within their product files for licensing reasons, so in order to use a Genesis Child Theme you purchase on Creative Market, you will need to have the Genesis Framework already installed in Wordpress.

For specific questions about the Genesis Child Theme you purchased, please contact the Shop Owner directly

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