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Twenty Eleven Customisation Login Time Out Issue (24 posts)

  1. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I go to dashboard - customisation - login

    Every time I do this it times out about 3 seconds after logging in so i'm unable to amend anything. Can anyone help??

    KR
    Shaun

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you customized Twenty Eleven theme or created a Child Theme?

  3. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I havent created a child theme but have started adding various plugins to the Twenty Eleven theme and load a background image. Could this be the problem?

  4. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could be. It seems you might not have updated the theme also for quite some time.

    Can you revert to Twenty Twelve theme or just update Twenty Eleven theme?

    Note: you will lose all customizations if you update. Save a copy of the theme, and also backup your site so that you can restore if anything goes wrong.

  5. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ive just activated the Twenty Twelve theme and tried logging in to customise but its still doing the same thing and auto logging me out.
    I had transferred from wordpress.com 2 days ago through a 1click transfer with Bluehost so I haven't downloaded the wordpress software to enable a child site to be built and don't know if I can generate a child site through them without the software? could the problem be something else because its not removed when changing themes?

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What's your site URL?

    You can review this link for creating child themes.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  7. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://www.customisedconsulting.com

    Ive downloaded the software, created a copy of the Twenty Eleven theme and see there is an exiting style/css file loaded. Do I just replace:

    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Eleven
    Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentyeleven
    Author: the WordPress team
    Author URI: http://wordpress.org/
    Description: The 2011 theme for WordPress is sophisticated, lightweight, and adaptable. Make it yours with a custom menu, header image, and background -- then go further with available theme options for light or dark color scheme, custom link colors, and three layout choices. Twenty Eleven comes equipped with a Showcase page template that transforms your front page into a showcase to show off your best content, widget support galore (sidebar, three footer areas, and a Showcase page widget area), and a custom "Ephemera" widget to display your Aside, Link, Quote, or Status posts. Included are styles for print and for the admin editor, support for featured images (as custom header images on posts and pages and as large images on featured "sticky" posts), and special styles for six different post formats.
    Version: 1.5
    License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
    License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
    Tags: dark, light, white, black, gray, one-column, two-columns, left-sidebar, right-sidebar, fixed-width, flexible-width, custom-background, custom-colors, custom-header, custom-menu, editor-style, featured-image-header, featured-images, flexible-header, full-width-template, microformats, post-formats, rtl-language-support, sticky-post, theme-options, translation-ready
    Text Domain: twentyeleven
    */

    With:

    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Twelve Child
    Theme URI: http://example.com/
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Twelve theme
    Author: Your name here
    Author URI: http://example.com/about/
    Template: twentytwelve
    Version: 0.1.0
    */

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, the new child theme style.css file should ONLY contain this:

    *
    Theme Name: Twenty Eleven Child
    Theme URI: http://example.com/
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Eleven theme
    Author: Your name here
    Author URI: http://example.com/about/
    Template: twentyeleven
    Version: 0.1.0
    */ 
    
    @import url('../twentyeleven/style.css');

    Then after that will be any changes you make - but not a copy of the entire parent theme file.

  9. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, the child theme will only contain that one style.css file to begin with - then you can add only the .php files you want to modify - EXCEPT for the functions.php file - that's handled differently.

  10. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok Ive updated the ccs file. Do I just go to tools-import and upload the ccs file?

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, you need to upload it using FTP or another file manager your host uses.

  12. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ive not done that before... do I just call Bluehost ans ask them how to do it?

  13. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This should be helpful:
    https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/ftpaccounts

    You'll need an FTP program on your local computer - FileZilla is a popular free option.

  14. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok Ive got the file in Filezilla and configured the FTP. Do I just drag and drop the complete Twenty Twelve Child folder from my computer (left side of the screen in Filezilla) to the right side in wp-content?

  15. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, though the child theme folder needs to go in the themes folder:

    wordpress
       wp-content
          themes
             twentyeleven
             twentyelevenchild
  16. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ive done that, activated it and now the whole thing wont work, including my site

  17. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OOps, well, did you have any other files in the child theme folder? (If you had a functions.php file that will crash the site...)

    You can just delete that folder using FTP - that should let you access your site again.

  18. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok done that and loaded the child site which works but i still get the same problem as before when trying the customise:

    Your session has expired. Please log-in again.

  19. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like the style.css file is not correct - it should this in it -

    *
    Theme Name: Twenty Eleven Child
    Theme URI: http://example.com/
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Eleven theme
    Author: Your name here
    Author URI: http://example.com/about/
    Template: twentyeleven
    Version: 0.1.0
    */ 
    
    @import url('../twentyeleven/style.css');

    and NOT a copy of the entire stylesheet.

    As to the timing out, I think you need to ask your hosting company about that.

  20. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will speak to my hosting company.

    The only bit from the text above I have not included is:

    @import url('../twentyeleven/style.css');

    does that need including and everything below it on the existing ccs sheet deleting?

  21. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    does that need including and everything below it on the existing ccs sheet deleting?

    Yes, that line imports all the styles from the parent theme - so no need to copy them again - it only duplicates the code and makes it harder to keep track of your changes.

  22. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok cheers. Do I need to include:
    @import url('../twentyeleven/style.css');

  23. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes.

  24. Shaun
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your help @WPyogi.

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