I installed Porto theme in Magento, and I can see that the images and overall layout is from this theme. But, it is still taking the styles.css form base/default and displays firebug error, because it doesn't even exist. Also, the design looks distorted and I can clearly see that CSS is missing. These are some of the settings and directory structure:

  • Path to my porto theme in app is: app/design/frontend/smartwave/porto
  • Path to my porto theme in skin is: skin/frontend/smartwave/porto

Things I did and things I tried:

  • In General -> Design I set the package to smartwave,
  • In General -> Design I set theme section fields (skin, layout, default) to porto.
  • I cleared the cache as well.
  • Is the styles.css on the server in the porto folder? And did you set it in System->Design as Theme?
    – seb
    Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 14:33
  • The Porto theme doesn't provide the styles.css file at all. I can see it working properly on another server though, another installation with Porto. And on that server, there is no styles.css. And no, it's not set in System -> Design as Theme. Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 15:05
  • Which .css is loaded there then?
    – seb
    Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 15:07
  • No .css is loaded in System -> Design. Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 15:09
  • Add it there and choose your theme
    – seb
    Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 15:09

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if you configured magento right to choose your theme and your theme is correct installed than you inserted a wrong path to your styles.css in your theme´s layout XML.

as far as i can see base theme has no styles.css _> that could be the reason for your 404 error


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