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[resolved] child theme help, 2010 (12 posts)

  1. markcool
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a child theme installed.

    I went to make my first edit, at dashboard/settings/ site title and tagline, and the site reverted back to the raw form it was in before I got the import url correctly entered.

    Is this doing this because I should have edited from the style.css of the child, or was the child unstable in some way to begin with?

    site: http://www.markcoolfolksinger.com

    Thank you.

    Mark

  2. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Go to header.php and check your:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" media="all" />

    it should be like that. Now earlier today we talked about the theme folder, let's keep that without spaces as well, you can use twenty-ten-child, but cannot have twenty ten child as the name of your child theme folder.

    Let me know if this makes sense.

  3. markcool
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here's the line: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="<?php bloginfo( 'stylesheet_url' ); ?>" />

    I have not yet figured out where else I need to eliminate spaces in the twenty ten child name. In my file manager, it's twenty-ten-child.

    Is it in the theme editor, in the style.css file that I need to change this?

  4. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That looks great, what we need to check is the actual folder where your child theme is located.

    i.e. the folder for ../twentyten/style.css is set like that.

    and your style.css for child is set like

    ../twenty ten child/style.css see the white space in between this? Let's make that either ../twentytenchild/style.css or ../twenty-ten- child/style.css

    Makes sense?

    Emil

  5. markcool
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Emil,

    Thank you again for your help.

    I understand what needs to happen, just can't figure out where I need to do it from. I keep going to my file manager, but it's already fixed there. I haven't figured out how to fix the other one that you're asking about.

    I am assuming I'm doing it from the WP dashboard?

    Thank you

  6. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you have FTP access simply rename the folder from there. http://www.mediafire.com/?dw1abw5bhg444bz here is the sample file that you can upload via dashboard > templates if you cannot use FTP.

  7. markcool
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry Emil,

    I don't know which folder you mean. The only twenty ten child folder I can find is markcoolfolksinger/wp-content/themes/twenty-ten-child, and it's already hyphenated.

    I have gone in through my host's file manger and through ftp.

    Thanks for your patience with this.

  8. markcool
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    11:37, going to bed. Will try again tomorrow.

  9. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have plenty of that no worries, let's fix this puppy up :)

    Just want to figure out if the folder was renamed why do we still see

    http://www.markcoolfolksinger.com/wp-content/themes/twenty ten child/style.css

    instead of http://www.markcoolfolksinger.com/wp-content/themes/twenty ten child/style.css

    Oh duh, how stupid from me not to ask. Activate default WordPress theme (TwentyTen) and go back and activate twenty-ten-child once again.

  10. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All right, I am around, let me know please.

  11. markcool
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes,it seems to be working fine now.

    Now to re-read the child tutorials and see if I can change body and text colors...

    Thank you, Emil

  12. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you are welcome :)

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