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[resolved] Installing Child Theme (4 posts)

  1. tetekura
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have looked through the support and also through WordPress to show me exactly how to do this, I've even looked through wordpress videos but none of them show me exactly where I need to install the child theme! Am I missing something?

    I am using C-Panel in Hostgator, going to File Manager - which directory am I opening to begin with? Home Directory, web root, public FTP root, document root for... or do they all end up at the same place anyway?

    I tried installing a child theme, created a directory in themes, then installed the style.css that I created into here. It tells me that I am missing the parent theme - I have to install the parent theme but the theme is already there! Am I supposed to put the child theme directory into the Spun theme or have it as a directory on its own in the theme?

    I'm confused - not sure how to fix this as the Spun theme is already there!

    Please help!

  2. happy2b0700
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just did this - do this through your WordPress Dashboard:
    Install a plugin 'One-Click Child Theme'- Then when you use it it returns to you a page that looks like an error, but click on the link and it will take you to the 'Manage Themes' part of WordPress, and you will notice it has activated a Child Theme of Spun.

    To edit the basic style sheet look in the WordPress Dashboard>Appearance>Editor part and select 'stylesheet.css' at the far right side. Then you can edit it in the window. You will notice on the top right that you can select the file to edit--BUT ONLY EDIT WHAT IS IN THE CHILD THEME FILE. It tells you 'This child theme inherits templates from a parent theme, Spun.'

    If you need to UPLOAD a differenet file to Hostgator , it will go into the new folder that was just created, in my case:
    ftp://yourusername@gator464.hostgator.com/public_html/yourblogfolder/wp-content/themes/spun-child
    (the 'spun' folder exists separately from 'spun-child' folder)
    Good luck!

  3. tetekura
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh my gosh - that took me five minutes - thank-you!! And I can edit the child theme directly in the dashboard which is great - THANK-YOU!!

  4. happy2b0700
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You are welcome!
    Im kinda new at this, but if I have to edit a different file, I find I can copy it from the parent Spun editor window, then paste to a new text file on my computer, then upload that via ftp, and then I can access that fresh copy in the Child Theme editor window.

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