Cannot Validate Theme: Get Error "cURL error 60..."

Full error code: cURL error 60: Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with known CA certificates

So I bought a theme for my site the other day and haven’t been able to get it set up after a few days of trying. First off, I have a copy of saved to my computer in case of issues like this.

I began by going to my Themeco dashboard and downloading the zip from there, which was called “”. Tried to upload that and I get a blank white screen that doesn’t let me do anything at all. Went into FTP and deleted that folder and uploaded my old backup of and that’s when I get the error I listed above. Would love some help getting this thing off the ground :slight_smile:

I’m going to post the url, login creds, and verification code in a private key so that you guys can take a look. Thanks in advance!

Hi Randy,

In themeforest, you only need to download the wordpress installable file and not all files.

All files and Documentation. This option will download a .zip file which will include the theme, all extensions, documentation, and the licensing information.
Installable WordPress files only. This option will just download the theme in a .zip format to your WordPress site.

You can also download the theme in Forum dashboard

Please delete the existing xtheme and upload the new one.

For more information kindly refer to the link below.

Hope that helps

Well thanks for trying I guess, but that wasn’t very helpful at all. I had already chosen the install wordpress files only option–and my backup on my computer has worked for multiple other sites…

I tried what you recommended to get the exact same error…

Would anyone mind actually logging in and trying to validate the license and seeing what’s happening? I have already included the login info and verification code

Hi Randy,

Upon checking, your referenced purchase code or license is not added to your Themeco account. So I have assigned this site URL temporarily to your existing license as a staging.

Then once I have re-installed your X theme and Cornerstone plugin, I was able validate your site using that temporary license.

If your original license is on another account, you should be able to revoke the current license and re-validate using it. Or else you need to add your purchase code to your Themeco account properly by following our guide here (

Hope that helps.

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