It seems that I often get asked the same questions, so here is a quick FAQ that might address your problem! It is a bit random, so scroll and look for your question.
Self Hosted WordPress v. WordPress.com: Self hosted WordPress (also known as WordPress.org) is a WordPress installation on a hosting service or your own server with your own domain. Affordable hosting services include Hostgator and Bluehost (referral links: these are the two I most recommend).
WordPress.com is a free blogging service that also uses the WordPress program. It allows you to make a free blog, and will let you use your own domain, but it limits your use of themes and plugins to what is offered through their service. It also has some limits on advertising. Thus, many bloggers choose to buy a hosting plan for their blog. Google’s blogspot (aka blogger) is also a free alternative that is more flexible than WordPress.com in terms of what you can do on it. We sell blogger themes for that service.
I am on WordPress.com and mistakenly purchased a theme. Why can’t I get a refund? I always feel bad when this happens since I’m sure most people are honest, but the sales pages clearly state that the themes cannot be used on WordPress.com. Worpress.com itself also makes this clear to users. Because of the nature of digital downloads, where the seller loses all control over the product after the download, we cannot give refunds for mistaken purchases. Unfortunately it is too easy for people to seek free premium themes by purchasing and then asking for refunds. Thus, we have to strictly apply this policy only refund when the theme itself is broken. However, if you mistakenly purchase when on WordPress.com, we can offer you a free blogger template if you decide to set up on blogspot instead. Contact us for details.
Missing style.css or missing stylesheet error message: If you do not unzip the file you downloaded upon purchase and instead try to load that file into WordPress you will get this error. Unzip your theme package file. Inside of that will be your instruction files and the zipped file that you upload to WordPress.
Why doesn’t my theme look like the demo?: WordPress themes generally require set up of things such as widgets, sliders, and menus. Those functions are not set by the theme. Please look at the instructions for how to set up your theme appearance.
Categories are not showing in woocommerce themes: Categories show in the posts of these themes only when you have added content (blog posts or product pages) and created or selected a category for those items. If your blog is brand new, once you have created some categories and added content, the links will show up.
Navigation menu for pages and categories does not show: When you install a new theme, you often have to set up or readjust your menus. Go to Appearance–>menus to get started.
Can you change the width of the theme, fonts and/or colors for me? At this time, I do not offer custom themes or theme customization. However, a number of our themes include an option page to allow you to easily change fonts and colors. When a theme includes this, it is listed on the sales page. Maiden is one popular example. If you want to hire someone to do minor customization of your theme, you can sometimes find affordable options of services such as Fiverr. However, be sure to read reviews and choose someone with good credentials. For full custom themes, you are best off hiring a custom designer.