I'm a relative newbie to WordPress so be gentle.
I'm using Twenty Eleven v1.3 and am using 9 custom images in the header appearance. These 9 images are random. Now, I've created a child theme (twentyeleven-child) and activated it. I add those same identical 9 images to the child theme and also specify random. So far, everything is fine. The images appear on the child theme in a random order depending on what page is loaded.
Now, if I go back and re-activate the Twenty Eleven theme, the custom images are gone from it completely. I have to reload them again.
So it seems that the custom images I'm using can be utilized in either Twenty Eleven or the twentyeleven-child that I've created but not both. Although why adding them to one theme removes them from the other is a mystery to me.
Ideally, I'd like both Twenty Eleven and the twentyeleven-child to both utilize the identical same images.
Am I doing something wrong here? Is this a case of cockpit error? Or should both themes be able to use the same images as custom header images. It's important to me since I like to make my changes in the child theme and then switch back and forth between themes to make sure only the changes I'm making show up and the original Twenty Eleven theme remains fairly stock.
Thanks for you time and help!