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  • Resolved WysdomTree


    Trying to figure out where to change the line spacing in the CSS for entering content in the 2012 Theme. Would love to start writing (after trying to figure this issue out on various themes over the past week lol so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    You may need to use a Child Theme or a Custom CSS type plugin.

    Thank you for your response Andrew 🙂
    In my efforts to change the line spacing I have come across posts on using a Child Theme, however, I still need to know where to locate the place in the CSS to make the changes. Having looked at a number of theme stylesheets in the last week each seems to be a bit different (obviously I’m new to this lol as that is probably understood to be a given). So I guess what I’m saying is if I knew where to make the changes then I could decide if I want to do it to the parent theme or the child (which seems to be the recommended way to go).

    Again, thanks for your response and perhaps what I need to do is pay for an upgrade. Code may be poetry but it is definitely Old English to a novice lol 🙂

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    In a Child Theme or Custom CSS type plugin; you’ll need to add new CSS styles, as opposed to modifying existing styles.

    Ahhh…I see 🙂
    it sounds complicated lolol
    I think I will try and figure out how to modify the existing style first …thanks again

    Hi Andrew,

    Wondering if you have a moment lol 🙂

    Since I last wrote I have ventured into the unknown and now have a Child Theme waiting in the directory wings on Filezilla…so my next question is how to get it from there to my site’s WordPress themes…aanndd, can I make the changes to my child theme stylesheet once it is uploaded or do I have to make all the changes before I upload it to wordpress

    if you have the time to respond it would be much appreciated

    thanks again,

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    I’m not sure whether FileZilla will let you move around folders, but the Child Theme should be within the /wp-content/themes/ directory. Seen here.
    You should then activate your theme through the dashboard.

    You can make changes to your Child Theme stylesheet once it is uploaded.

    Hi again Andrew,

    after another attempt at the drawing board I have managed to get my child theme showing up in the wordpres theme installs…however, when activated it is mostly blank…perhaps you would take a look at the code here and see if I messed up the basic child theme wordpress instructions

    Theme Name: Twentytwelve Child
    Description: Child theme for the twentytwelve theme
    Template: twentytwelve

    @import url(“../twentytwelve/style.css”);

    I appreciate your time with this and wanted to say thanks for the simple advice to make a Child Theme as I now feel kind of like a tourist that has just had their first conversation with a local in another language…even though I messed up somewhere my learning curve in the last 48 hours has been over the top what with ftp servers, filezilla, etcetera

    thanks and I’ll try not to bother you again lol 🙂

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    Whereabouts is your Child Theme, in which directory?

    I followed the word press instructions in the chilld theme documentation and it is in the word press content/theme section just underneath twenty twelve.


    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    May you activate the Child Theme for us to take a look?

    ok lol…it looks awful lol

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    You see the speech marks prepended and appended to the path,


    They’re not standard speech marks, and they can’t be read by WordPress properly.

    Try copying this speech mark (below) and replacing your faulty speech marks;


    Thank you Andrew, I will try your advice.

    That worked Andrew, thank you!

    Now I can start working with Firebug to figure out how to make the changes for the line spacing.

    I will close this thread and open another if I’m having problems.

    Thanks again for all your time!

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