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[resolved] Creating a child theme - stylesheet is always missing (3 posts)

  1. Tea Cosy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've trawled through the forums for hours but just can't find a resolution to my error. Anytime I create a child theme for any of my themes, it fails saying 'stylesheet is missing'. I'm using the 'One-Click Child Theme' plugin to create the child theme. Things I've checked:

    1. Checking on my TextEditor, my folder route is: http://ftp.mydomainname.com/httpdocs/wp-content/themes

    2. My parent theme folders all contain files including the style.css file but my child theme folders are completely empty.

    3. wp-content is definitely spelt correctly.

    I would be so grateful if someone could help.

    Thanks,
    Tea Cosy

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/one-click-child-theme/

  2. Tea Cosy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I go to create a child theme and it asks for the child theme name, description and author, the next screen says it's installed but also states the following:

    array(5) { ["parent_template"]=> string(6) "canvas" ["parent_theme"]=> string(6) "canvas" ["new_theme"]=> string(11) "canvaschild" ["new_theme_path"]=> string(73) "/var/www/vhosts/mydomainname.com/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/canvaschild" ["new_theme_title"]=> string(11) "canvaschild" } NULL

    I should point out that I'm trying with the Canvas theme but the results are the same with any theme I try. A new folder is correctly created within the themes folder but there's nothing inside. When I do it manually, I can create a child theme fine.

    Any suggestions?

    [ Please do not bump, that's not permitted here. ]

  3. Tea Cosy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Issue solved - it was a permissions error.

    Despite all folders set to 755 and all files set to 644, the plugin was unable to create new folders or files within the themes folder. I could do this manually using my FTP client (Filezilla) but the plugin wasn't able to because it didn't have the permission from the host. I noticed other plugins were unable to create new files or folders too. I had to contact my hosting company to fix this.

    FYI it's worth using the Ultimate Security Checker plugin to check your permissions. No files or folders should ever be left on 777 as this opens you up to hacking.

    So the plugin works as it should. 4/5 stars for me. Only complaint is the lack of response from developer despite emails and tweets requesting some help.

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