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[resolved] Child Theme error (8 posts)

  1. carrozzasurfboards
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am getting this error -

    The parent theme is missing. Please install the "TwentyEleven" parent theme.

    I am already running the twenty eleven parent them and my child theme is as follows:

    /*
    Theme name: Twenty Eleven Child
    Description: Child them for TwentyEleven wordpress theme
    Them URI: http://www.carrozzasurf.com
    Author: Carrozza Surfboards Huntington Beach
    Template: TwentyEleven
    */

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

    I created the child them in hostgator ftp: public_html/wp-content/themes/TwentyElevenChild

    I tried installing twentyten then reinstalling twentyeleven parent to see if it was just a bug or something but I still get the same error. I have googled tons of scenarios about this issue but no real solution that I can understand seems to be available.

    I am pretty new to wordpress: could it be that this error is showing up because I already installed some plugins and kind of built my site before i created the child theme?

    my site is http://www.carrozzasurf.com

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try using:

    /*
    Theme name: Twenty Eleven Child
    Description: Child them for TwentyEleven wordpress theme
    Them URI: http://www.carrozzasurf.com
    Author: Carrozza Surfboards Huntington Beach
    Template: twentyeleven
    */
  3. carrozzasurfboards
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So are you recommending to remove "@import url("../twentyeleven/style.css");"

    otherwise I dont see the difference between your code and mine

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Esmi posted the template name in lower case.

  5. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the change is in the capitalisation of:

    Template: twentyeleven

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes#Example_of_a_basic_Child_Theme

    keep the @import line ...

  6. carrozzasurfboards
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    BOOYAH!

    Thanks Esmi -

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Some servers are case sensitive.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad I could help :-)

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