I have download the Citizen Kane from WordPress theme repository.

When I am trying to activate it gives somthing like in the location Dashboard->Appearence->Themes

Broken Themes

The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.

Name Description Citizen Kane The parent theme is missing. Please install the "bp-default" parent theme.`

Please help If any body have idea .I shall be very thanful to you all I am waiting for ur reply

2 Answers 2


This theme seems to be made for Buddy Press and declares that it is child of bp-default theme, which is not standalone - supplied with Buddy Press plugin.

I am not quite sure why it is in repository at all, as far as I know child themes are still not supported there.


When I tried same error displayed for me, The theme is either corrupted or some files are missing from it, Better you try some different themes rather then this

  • No I can't bcoz my boss want only that theme.and he is saying fix the theme.
    – shalu
    Feb 19, 2011 at 13:10
  • Hey its gives error parent theme missing may be there is any other thing which need to download.
    – shalu
    Feb 19, 2011 at 13:11
  • I think you need to ask this thing to the developer of the theme, or ask that person into the wordpress forums try these links go-themes.com twitter.com/modemlooper Feb 20, 2011 at 9:41
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    @shalu - Your boss needs to realise the theme he/she wants isn't designed for use inside a regular WP install, it's specifically designed for use with BuddyPress.. do you have it installed or intend to?
    – t31os
    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:35

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