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[resolved] Broken Child Theme - Says Parent Missing, but it's NOT (7 posts)

  1. sonora33
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have this working fine on my local webserver, but on my hosting account at Bluehost, it says the child theme is broken, and that the parent theme is missing. However, it is NOT missing -- you can see it here in this screenshot:

    http://booksparks.booksparkspr.com/screenshot-manage-themes-20100831.png

    I've tried un-installing and re-installing both the parent and the child, but no luck. I can't find anything helpful in the forums. Please please, someone, help! ;-)

    Thank you in advance!
    --
    Betsy (sonora33)

  2. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try removing the parent theme and child theme and re-installing each of them. Something may be missing from one or the other of them which is causing that error.

  3. sonora33
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion -- I tried that several times, but no change. What might be missing? A child theme *should* only need the stylesheet, right? It's got that.

  4. sonora33
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    SOLVED IT.

    The stylesheet in the child theme made reference to the template 'Agivee', which WAS installed but apparently it needs to be LOWERCASE. I just changed it in style.css in the childtheme to 'agivee' and it is no longer broken.

  5. bcWeb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yup- that worked for me too. Same exact problem, and I'm no HostMonster (which I think is the same co as BlueHost).

  6. Laurel L. Russwurm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yay! Thank you so much sonora33 -- worked for me too.

  7. haraldl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Even after fixing the lowercase I still get the same message. I checked and the folder is in the right place, style.css is in there, import reference is correct. I also checked the folder permissions on the server and set public to 'read' but still the admin page is telling me the theme is incomplete and to install the parent theme (which obviously is installed and even active).

    HELP! :)

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