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Activate new theme to live site (2 posts)

  1. Ulrich
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I would like to activate a child theme I have created on a site where I am using parent theme then that the child theme was built for.

    The problem I am facing is that I am unable of changing the theme options, page templates, widgets and menu without activating the theme or I don't know how.

    I built the child theme on a test server. I know that there are some plugins that help with designing with live site like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-test-drive/ but I don't think I am looking for that as my child theme is ready.

    The content on my test site is not perfect so that's why I don't want to copy it over to the live site.

    Thank you for any suggestions. I do think I know some stuff about WordPress so dont feel you need to dumb anything down.

    Ulrich

  2. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's very odd, as soon as child is activated it should inherit all functionalities of the parent theme basically in right away. Maybe the child theme functions are preventing theme options/widget changes, check the functions.php and see what's going there.

    Thanks,
    Emil

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