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    Sorry, I am totally new to this. If the answer is given somewhere else already, please point me to it.

    My understanding is that I need to install WordPress before I can configure/change the template that I bought. It seems logical to me to install everything on my Mac first, finish the website and then upload it to my web hosting provider (where I guess I need to install WordPress as well).

    * what exactly do I need installed on top of the last version of WordPress – do I need an framework etc? I found an application named “MAMP”, Kriesi speaks about his own “framework” etc

    * once I have completed the changes on my Mac, is the result fully transferable to the server (website host) as-is, or are there other steps involved? I use HostMonster for hosting my website

    Please HELP. Thank you,



    Hi Dan,

    You’ll need to do some googling to find a guide that you feel is at your appropriate user level. A guide on “running wordpress locally” is what you are looking for if you want to set up a local server to test everything on.

    Personally, I would not recommend your first test experience with wordpress to be locally as it can lead to some issues that only appear on your local server but not on the live host. What I personally do is create a separate folder on my live site to hold wordpress and then add all the content while the site is live. Then just redirect the main index of the site to that folder.

    Another option is just installing wordpress outright on your live site then using a plugin to block non-logged in users from viewing the site. It may cause some conflicts with certain aspects of the theme to work but you can always test that by turning the plugin off and quickly viewing the site live.

    Here are a few links that might be of interest:

    Good luck,



    Error installing the template (using WordPress 3.3.2).

    Error message:

    Installing Theme from uploaded file: (Purchase code hidden if logged out)


    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    Theme install failed.

    Please help – thanks,




    There are missing files on your theme. Please download Propulsion theme again then install it.




    Hi Ismael – did just that, same error.


    (Purchase code hidden if logged out) (9.8MB)



    please unzip the package you got from ONE time. You should get a folder which contains PSDs, Docs and another zip file (which is called This zip file is the right file. Go to your wordpress admin panel and navigate to Appearance > Themes. Then select the file, upload & install it. You can also unpack this zip file and upload the resulting folder via ftp to wp-content/themes.

    Also have a look at this tutorial video

    I hope this solves your problem :)


    It looks like it did – thanks.

    Would like to develop my site on the host directly, to avoid incompatibility issues – but without affecting the current site. Is there a best practice that I can follow – develop everything in a separate-standalone folder, then import the site etc?




    Hi Dan,

    Personally, I develop the website on a sub-domain then upload the development site’s files to the live domain and import the content.



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