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[resolved] Child theme not showing up (17 posts)

  1. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi everybody

    I've searched everywhere and tried everything but nothing seems to help :(

    I've tried creating a wordpress child theme but it will not show up in my Appearance/themes in WP-Admin.

    I've used the WP codex and followed the instructions 100%

    Here's a picture of my screen.
    http://i.imgur.com/3PJtyvi.png

    The tree in the top should indicate that everything is placed correctly.

    I am using xampp.

    I really hope you can help out!

    Best regards

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    What parent theme are you using? Where did you download it from?

  3. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Esmi

    The parent theme is twentythirteen. The new standard theme included with the new WP releases

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    You can download a pre-made Twenty Thirteen child theme from here

  5. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi

    It says page not found.
    I was hoping i could avoid installing it as a .zip file but rather upload the folder!

  6. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

  7. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Ok, so I have placed the unzipped folder in wp-content/themes and it still doesn't show up.
    Any ideas :S ?

  8. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Try uploading it via Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes -> Upload

  9. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I have tried this with other themes and it works fine if I upload .zip files.

    The thing is, I don't want to edit my site then convert it to a zip every time i have to make a change.

  10. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Pardon? Who said anything about converting your site into a zip file?.

  11. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Well - I might be way off - But if I want to upload a theme, i have to upload a zip file correct?

    The only dialogue i see is:

    If you have a theme in a .zip format, you may install it by uploading it here.

    And if i upload a zip, i have to unpack it, change it, and re-pack it every time i want to make a change right?
    Or am a talking gibberish here?

  12. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    if I want to upload a theme, i have to upload a zip file correct?

    If you are uploading the theme via WordPress. yes. But that zip file just contains the theme - nothing else.

    And if i upload a zip, i have to unpack it, change it, and re-pack it every time i want to make a change right?

    No. WordPress unpacks the theme's zip file.

  13. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    OK.

    Now I've uploaded the theme via wordpress (Locally using xampp).
    It's installed and showing up in my themes.

    Now the trouble is (As before) i cannot find the files locally on my PC.
    I thought that:

    1. You upload a zip
    2. The zip is installed (Unpacked) and placed automatically in your themes folder.

    The theme you handed me (Thank you(: ) is now installed via. wordpress but i can't find the files locally on my PC.

  14. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    The theme's folder will be inside wp-content/themes.

  15. Grevmivlos
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    That's what i find odd. It's not!

    By searching around - Oddly enough!! - i found the directory WP installed the child theme in....

    In my case, it's under
    C:\xampp\apps\wordpress\htdocs\wp-content\themes\twentythirteen-child

    I believed i should search in

    C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress-3.6\wordpress\wp-content\themes

    Apparently everything works fine now!

    Thanks for the quick answers esmi!

    Much appreciated!

  16. Ginaone
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I'm hopping you can help me
    I have tried every suggestion on here to get my child theme to show up with no results it's still not working
    Here is the latest version Iv'e tried:

    WordPress/contents/theme/mychildtheme/style.css

    /*
    Theme Name: mychildtheme
    Theme url: http://www.websitename.com/
    Description: Twenty Eleven Child Theme
    Author: my name
    Author url: http://websitename.com/
    Template: twentyeleven
    Version: 1.7
    Tags: light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready
    Text Domain: twenty-eleven
    */

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

    What am i doing wrong?

    Gina

  17. drangusmcleod
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I have loaded up three new themes to the themes folder and unzipped them in turn. The new sub-folders all look like the existing theme folders with each new, individual theme folder containing the index.php file etc. However, none of the themes are showing up in WordPress in the appearance / themes area of v 3.8.1. The only option I have on that page is to search the four existing themes and no option to add new themes in the appearance / themes area.
    How do I get these themes visible in Word press? By the way, the permissions (7-5-5) for the three new themes are all set exactly as the existing four that show. That is, User (read/write/execute); group (read/execute); world (read/execute). Thank you! Angus

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