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How to copy a child-theme from offline bitnami stack to online server? (4 posts)

  1. adifrank
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi. i've created a child-theme of TwentyTen in an offline wordpress account (using bitnami wordpress stack).

    now i want to use that child-theme in my online wordpress blog and i'm not sure how to do that. i'm guessing i'll need to copy the child-theme folder from wp-content/themes in the BitNami wordpress stack to the wp-content/themes folder of the wordpress sitting on the remote server.

    yet, i'm pretty sure there's a bit more to it than that... like for example, what about the index.php file which is in wp-content/themes? should I also copy that? anything else?

    appreciate any help with this. thx!

  2. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i'm guessing i'll need to copy the child-theme folder from wp-content/themes in the BitNami wordpress stack to the wp-content/themes folder of the wordpress sitting on the remote server.

    That's it.

    FULLSTOP

    No, really; that's all you have to do. At that point, you should be able to go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Themes, and activate your Child Theme.

  3. adifrank
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Chip, thanks for answering.
    I'm pretty sure that DID do the trick. But it seems that maybe I didn't realize what exactly is the task I'll be wanting to do. Let me explain...

    There are a few changes i've made in the appearance of my offline wordpress site (such as removing the title, removing certain meta links, and so on) which didn't quite cross over to my online version. I'm assuming these particulars don't have anything to do with the theme, but rather something else. I just can't remember how I made these changes and to what files (it was a while ago).

    Can you possibly tell me which files and/or folders I should copy from my offline version to my online version so that the online one is identical to my offline?

    Thanks!

  4. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You should just copy everything from:

    \\offline\wp-content\themes\<child-theme>

    to

    \\online\wp-content\themes\<child-theme>

    If you have other changes in your offline version, then those changes are outside your Child Theme. You'll need to track those down, if they exist, and then we can figure out how to incorporate them into your Child Theme.

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