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Dusk-to-Dawn theme update havoc (5 posts)

  1. helga64
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hello. Today I am getting caught up on updating a few of my websites. I updated a site where I used your dusk-to-dawn theme, which a love (kvyouthsymphony.com). The active theme is a child theme and currently, the parent theme is vs. 1.1. I first updated wordpress to 3.8.1 with no visible problems. When I updated the theme to vs. 1.3, however, it appeared that the parent theme's styles were suddenly being ignored. For some reason, only the child theme files were loading. This caused the site to looked quite broken, so I quickly just did a restore from the most recent backup. Things are back to normal but I would like to update wp again, then be sure to update the theme. Do you have any advice?

  2. Hi there, I've done some testing on this end and it looks like it might be the space in your child theme's folder that's causing the issue. Could you please try putting a dash or underscore character instead of the space?

    dusk-to-dawn CHILD


    Let me know how it goes!

  3. helga64
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you for the reply! So even though dusk-to-dawn CHILD works for the older theme, the new theme would require dusk-to-dawn-CHILD? hopefully that is all it is. I will try it later tonight or tomorrow.

  4. Hi Helga, I can't tell you for sure, but over here on my test site, the parent theme styles were not called in with the space in the folder name, but everything returned to normal once I added the hyphen, so I think it's worth a try! Let me know how it goes, thanks!

  5. One more thing I forgot to mention - after you remove the space in the folder name, you'll probably need to reselect the child theme under Appearance > Themes.


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