[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14999: Reject invalid theme.zip uploads

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Thu Sep 30 19:14:53 UTC 2010

#14999: Reject invalid theme.zip uploads
 Reporter:  jstrebel         |       Owner:                 
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new            
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Upgrade/Install  |     Version:                 
 Severity:  normal           |    Keywords:  theme upload   
 When a user uploads (/wp-admin/theme-install.php) a theme.zip file from
 their desktop that may have an invalid folder structure WP accepts the
 upload. The theme does not appear in the /wp-admin/themes.php list of
 available themes so the user assumes it was not taken and they try the
 upload again and are met with a cryptic "Folder already exists" message.

 Perhaps WP could validate the internal file/folder structure of the
 theme.zip and reject the upload with a clearer message such as: "This
 theme does not comply with the standard WP folder structure for themes.
 Please see this topic <link to topic> that explains the proper standard.
 Note: Please alert the theme author to modify their theme.zip download to

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14999>
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