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Child theme styles not loading any more (28 posts)

  1. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My child theme stopped working after the theme was updated.
    I have not changed a thing. it is exactly like it was before but it's not working any more.
    it seems like all other modifications I have made in the child theme are loading but just the style.css isn't
    what's wrong??
    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/child-themes/

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is the link to your site?

  3. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    but you won't see the child theme operating at the moment. I had to activate the parent theme back.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's not a child theme. Did you use this plugin to make a child theme?

    EDIT - cross posted...

  6. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    what do you mean it's not a child theme?
    the theme that is activated at the moment is the parent theme but I have created and used before a child theme. I did not use a plugin to make it. I had created it manually by naming it themename-child and creating a style.css file inside it with the @import url commands.
    I followed the wordress codex instructions. is this wrong? should I use a plugin?
    Thanks.

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We can only see the active theme so unless you activate the Child Theme we cannot attempt to debug why it isn't working.

  8. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    understood. it is active now. thanks!

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is what your Child Theme looks like to me: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0b91flay49 .

    Can you try clearing your browser's cache?

  10. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is it in FF or iE?
    please see it in IE. for some reason in FF it takes it longer to update.

  11. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is the issue you see, can you screenshot it and link us that?

  12. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    here's just a part of how it looks in IE once I activate the child theme:
    http://snag.gy/G2cMY.jpg

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In which Internet Explorer version are you seeing this?

  14. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    IE9

  15. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Press F12 and check whether you're not viewing the website in a different version of Internet Explorer, or even quirks mode.

  16. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it was in quirks mode!
    what is it and why was it set like this??
    and it's not only on my computer that it's like that.

  17. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see it is the default - so it means that all users with IE9 would see my site wrong. what should I do?

  18. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    what is it and why was it set like this??

    Quirks mode is what the browser uses if no doctype is specified. The developer tools in some browsers can switch to quirks mode in case anyone is developing for it.

    I see it is the default - so it means that all users with IE9 would see my site wrong. what should I do?

    I don't think that is true. I think IE9 defaults to IE9.

  19. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it was the default in more than one computer I tested it on.
    can I specify a doctype anywhere to avoid it?
    also, when it's set to IE9 it still has some minor design issues compared to what I expect it to look. for instance, the menu above the slider has a dark background that should not be there.
    I selected IE8 to see it as I want it to be.
    any advice?

  20. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like you already have a doctype, however you have this stuff above it:

    <!-- left and right banner areas via AdRotate *** hamutal 06/13-->
    <div class="ltower">
    </div>
    
    <div class="rtower">
    </div>
    <!-- left and right banner areas via AdRotate *** hamutal 06/13-->

    That means your doctype is not being used.

    You need to get rid of everything above this:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
  21. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    not sure how to test that. I have moved this code down - inside the main div. can you tell me if that's ok now? these are the divs for the additional banner spaces I need.
    Thanks!

  22. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Seems to be fine now. Try clearing your cache in Internet Explorer and refresh the page to explore this for yourself.

  23. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it seems fine in IE9 but still not ok in quirks mode. should that be ok too?

  24. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    and still, in IE9, the middle menu has a dark background that should not be there.

  25. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I should let you know that quirks mode is considered to render webpages worse than IE version 5.5. Unless you are very skilled it is very difficult to make your webpage look correctly in quirks mode.

    Why are you developing for quirks mode?

  26. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not. I bought this theme and just developed a child theme so that I'll be able to modify it a little.

  27. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In future let us know you're using a commercial theme from the start.

  28. hamutalwz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry. didn't know I should have. don't have much experience in it.
    I am so grateful for your help! I was struggling with it for a few days already.
    Many, many thanks!

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