For a starter, you had better not git clone the themes


Mitsuo Shiota


April 26, 2019

I am happy to arrive here at via But I nearly failed because of netlify-recognizes-theme-as-submodule issue.

I am a starter of Git and GitHub, just use Git as some sort of FTP, don’t know what submodules mean. I struggled to remove .git in the theme directory. In the end, I deleted the theme directory, newly downloaded zip theme files, and it worked. So, if you are a starter like me, don’t git clone the themes, instead download zip.