[resolved] Can't get basic Child Theme working (7 posts)

  1. MikepFive
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I can't seem to get even the most basic Child Theme working with hatch

    All I have is a style.css file as follows:

    Theme Name: hatch_child
    Theme URI: http://devpress.com/themes/hatch/
    Description: Child Theme for hatch
    Author: Mike Phillipson
    Author URI: http://phillipsondigital.co.uk/
    Template: hatch
    Version: 0.1.0

    @import url("../hatch/style.css");

    When I switch to this 'Child Theme' the menu and home page header image just disappear.

    I've implemented Child themes on other projects using other themes without any difficulty.

    Can anyone suggest how I find out what's going wrong?

  2. MikepFive
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I've found a link to a .zip file on the alienwp.com web site http://alienwp.com/themes/hatch/ but when I click on it it says "Sorry, but you do not have sufficient privileges to access this content. Either Sign in, or Purchase AlienWP membership."

    So is buying support for $39 the only way to find out how to implement a Child Theme with Hatch ??


  3. Andrew
    Bawk bawk moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That link just worked for me, as in, I just downloaded hatc.0.2.6.zip from that "Download" ovular button.

  4. MikepFive
    Posted 2 years ago #


    yep - downloading the complete Hatch Theme (0.2.6) from the Download button works fine, but the "Child theme (.zip) →" below it gives the apology above.

    I want to make a few small changes to the Theme, but would prefere to do it the 'right way' via a Child Them so that I don't have as many problems with future theme updates.

    Seems a bit steep having to pay $39 for a Child of a Free theme......


  5. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Theme options (i.e. headers and menus) are not necessarily carried over when you switch themes, including to a child theme.

  6. Griden
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here is the official documentation on Child Themes: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    The pre-made child themes are simply a small bonus (on top of everything else) for paid members. It's not like I'm selling those child themes for 39 bucks.

  7. MikepFive
    Posted 2 years ago #


    as WPyogi pointed out, when you switch to a Child Theme as documented on the link you quote, you're missing the current header image and menu settings which, though disconcerting, only actually take seconds to put back.

    It's not actually a problem.

    And I appreciate that you have to be able to offer paid members as much convenience as possible - and the zip'd up Child Theme fits into that category.

    I'd just jumped to the wrong conclusion. Case closed - and thanks for a nice Theme.


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