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[resolved] New to this Child Theme Business (3 posts)

  1. madisunanne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I just switched my blog over from wordpress.com, and it's definitely been an interesting 24 hrs. trying to figure out my way around wordpress.org.

    I am definitely a beginner, & I have little experience with CSS...

    I managed to create a child theme of twentyeleven from some forums & a youtube video, but I am stuck now b/c I only see a stylesheet for my child theme & none of the main files that the original theme has.

    In my control panel on my web host, here is all it says:

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    /*
    Theme Name:  twentyeleven child
    Theme URL:  http://www.aninchofhope.com
    Desription:  the child theme of twentyeleven
    Author:  madisunanne
    Template:  twentyeleven
    */
    @import url('../twentyeleven/style.css');
    
    #branding {
    	border-top: none;
    }

    I am trying to star the process of removing search bar from menu, changing fonts, etc., but I have no idea where to make these changes if I have nothing except this on my stylesheet.

    I must be missing something big...
    Please help!

  2. I am stuck now b/c I only see a stylesheet for my child theme & none of the main files that the original theme has.

    You're doing fine. ;) The most basic child theme only has one file and that's style.css. You only have to create replacement template files for the parent theme if you want to modify the PHP.

    There's a bit of a learning curve but you will need to pick up some CSS. Use a tool like Firebug to identify the CSS and make your changes to the child theme's style.css file.

    As long as you make your changes there and not the parent theme's files you should be fine.

  3. madisunanne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, thank you for the answer & encouragement, Jan!
    =)

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