I am trying to upload a theme to shopify but theme size is Bigger

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I am trying uplaod a theme to my store which I bought from Themeforest. The file size is 72MB but shopify allows upto 50mb. Is there any way to upload the file?

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It seems you're trying to upload with a wrong way. Normally when you download the package from themeforest, they will included in their package the document guide, readme, and maybe a lot of zip theme file due to the design including a lot of layout. 

 

So you should read their guide first.

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I am trying uplaod a theme to my store which I bought from Themeforest. The file size is 72MB but shopify allows upto 50mb. Is there any way to upload the file?

Hi @terrificjam,

 

Nick here from Shopify. 

 

As you mentioned there is a limit of being able to upload only up to 50MB.  If you are having trouble with uploading your theme, then make sure that the .zip file is smaller than 50 MB. The Shopify team wrote an information document about this here

 

A way to potentially lower the size to upload it could be to extract the images from the assets folder then zip it back up and then upload the asset images separately. 

 

To take @VinceNg's response one step further, I would recommend looking at Themeforest's upload guide also as they would know best as it is their theme. I took a quick look and found it here

Hope this helps!

 

All the best, Nick

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try browser other than firefox, and make sure file size is less than 50 MB

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I have exactly the same problem.

 

Is a zip file. Have only 3,84MB.

 

Elise from ThereForest.install elise 2.JPGinstall elise.JPGinstall elise 3.JPG

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I recently purchased a Themeforest theme as well.

 

All of these themes seem to have several layouts, and the large zip file that you get is all of them wrapped up together.  

 

You can only install 1 at a time.

 

The file that you download actually needs to be unzipped first.  THEN review the guide - the guide will show you the different layouts.  THEN determine which layout you want (these are going to be found in smaller zip files in the sources folder) and that's the theme you will upload.

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Did you ever resolve this? I am having the same issue. I tried the recommendations made in this forum but none seemed to work.

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try to use chrome instead of firefox. that fixed the problem for me.
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Yeah I missed that post in this forum and that helped but got me to a second error: zip does not contain a valid theme: missing template layout/theme liquid which is solved by unzipping the larger file you download and then uploading the zipped file inside that file. Unfortunately the instructions from Theme Forest are not that great.

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Hi, Did you get this resolved, because I'm getting the same message, regarding no layout file?


@Durabull wrote:

Yeah I missed that post in this forum and that helped but got me to a second error: zip does not contain a valid theme: missing template layout/theme liquid which is solved by unzipping the larger file you download and then uploading the zipped file inside that file. Unfortunately the instructions from Theme Forest are not that great.


 

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