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[resolved] Can't see changes make to child theme (4 posts)

  1. sophiejs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm trying change colour scheme in blackbird. I've created a folder in wp-content called blackbird child, it appears in FTP, ipage control area and WP dashboard under themes>editor so I think it's uploaded ok. But I can't see my changes when I preview by going to URL at the top of my WP dashboard. Other changes I've made in the dashboard have been ok so I can see I've added pages etc. Here's the start of my style.css file, created in notepad. Under this I've basically pasted the whole of the parent theme stylesheet and changed only the hex numbers. I'm using ipage. Have I missed a step where I overrule the parent or something?

    /*
    Theme Name: blackbird-child
    Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/
    Description: Child Theme for blackbird
    Author: Sophie Smith
    Author URI: http://www.tropicalislandbooks.co.uk/
    Template: blackbird
    Version: 0.1
    */

    @import url("../blackbird/style.css");

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've basically pasted the whole of the parent theme stylesheet and changed only the hex numbers.

    That's not how child themes work - you should only have the changes you are making in the child theme CSS. Remove all the parent styles from the stylesheet. Then start using Firebug to look at the CSS affecting the element you want to change - copy that code to the child theme stylesheet and change there.

    Also, please post a link to your site if you need further help.

  3. sophiejs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    THANK YOU! I'll try that now.

    Site isn't live yet

  4. sophiejs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update: turns out I hadn't activated it in the themes area of my dashboard, was the final solution to this.

    Go to appearance > themes in your WP dashboard and activate the child if you have same problem.

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