Support » Plugin: Child Themify » Cannot create Child Theme using Child Themifiy

  • Hi.
    Downloaded Child Themify after reading all those great reviews about the program, but untill now I cannot share this joy. I am not able to create a Child Theme with the plugin.
    Tried to use it on Aggregate, a Pro Theme of Elegant Themes. When I click ‘Create a Child Theme’ I fill in the name for my theme ‘aggregate_child’. After clicking ‘Let’s Go’ I get the message ‘Are you sure you want do to this’ and ‘Try again’. Whatever I do, nothing works, nothing changes and no child theme appears. What am I doing wrong??

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  • Well, you could try a similar plugin:
    ‘one click childtheme’-plugin

    That plugin doesn’t work either.
    I guess there is something wrong with my configuration.
    The website works excellent though.

    My theory is that my theme from Elegant Themes is not compatible with Themify and one click childtheme….

    When using Child Themify I am redirected to a very strange and almost impossible URL and there everything goes wrong, see below.
    This is what I get. XXXXXX=mydomain

    [ Moderator note: code wrapped in backticks ]

    XXXXXXXXXXXX/wordpress/wp-admin/themes.php?action=child-themify&theme[�WP_Theme�theme_root]=/var/www/vhosts/XXXXXXXXX/httpdocs/wordpress/wp-content/themes&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][Name]=Aggregate&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][ThemeURI]=[�WP_Theme�headers][Description]=2 Column theme from Elegant Themes&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][Author]=Elegant Themes&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][AuthorURI]=[�WP_Theme�headers][Version]=3.0&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][Template]&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][Status]&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][Tags]&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][TextDomain]&theme[�WP_Theme�headers][DomainPath]&theme[�WP_Theme�headers_sanitized][Name]=Aggregate&theme[�WP_Theme�headers_sanitized][TextDomain]&theme[�WP_Theme�stylesheet]=Aggregate&theme[�WP_Theme�template]=Aggregate&theme[�WP_Theme�textdomain_loaded]=0&theme[�WP_Theme�cache_hash]=9238ac05fbd9c935c34b017b5853f991&_ctf_nonce=e1832735ce

    First check if the [parent]theme you’re using doesnot have a ‘custom CSS’ type functionality; effectively the same as a childtheme. If this is the case, use this theme option to make your adaptations.
    == == ==
    Technically all you need to create a childtheme, is a folder, a file called `style.css’ with a fixed content at the top of that file.


    Theme Name:     MyNew2012ChildTheme
    Theme URI:
    Description:    Child theme for the Twenty Twelve theme
    Author:         Your name here
    Author URI:
    Template:       twentytwelve
    Version:        0.1.0
    @import url("../twentytwelve/style.css");

    <li>Use a proper editor [like ‘NOTEPAD++’, not a wordprocessor] to create this file, replacing the data and the name of the original parenttheme.</li>
    <li>In the dashboard > appearance > themes </li>
    <li>Locate and activate the newly created childtheme</li>
    <li>Test the childtheme by putting in some test-code to check if the childtheme functions as expected

    /*test childtheme*/
    *{color:#99cc66; /*textcolor applegreen*/}

    <li>If the textcolor doesn’t show as green, there is a syntax error in the head of the style.css you created.

  • When all is well, replace the test-code with your adaptations.
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