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    I’ve downloaded Bitnami as the first step to creating a child theme. I have no problem logging in and accessing the local host. No problem creating a child theme folder in TwentyTwelve but as soon as I try to save a style.css in that folder, I receive an error message:
    “you don’t have permission to save in this location contact the administrator”

    Any ideas?

    thanks! and please talk me through it as if I’m stupid b/c I’m a writer and not much of a programmer. Just learning…

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  • Did you actually create a child folder within the twentytwelve folder? The child theme should be in the wp-content/themes folder (same as the other themes).

    Also, check with that theme dev on child theme support/usage.

    Yes, my child theme folder is in the correct spot. Not sure what “check with that theme dev on child theme support/usage” means. Could you explain, please?

    Much appreciated.

    No need to check with the developer – that’s a default theme — that’s not the problem. I think he may have been confused by “downloaded Bitnami” – thinking that was a theme :). Usually, “don’t have permission” has to do with file permissions – I’m not familiar with Bitnami and not sure how you set the file permissions, but that’s where you should look.

    BTW, what kind of computer/OS are you using? If a PC, you might want to look at Instant WP – I’ve not used it but have heard it’s really easy to install and use.

    I’ll check with file permissions but Instant WP sounds good. I thought about using WampServer but that looks a bit more difficult for this newbie. I’ll report back with my impressions of Instant WP. Thanks.

    Yup, thought it was a theme…I have used WAMP for creating sites…a bit of a learning curve but once setup it is an excellent tool..

    Trying out Instant WordPress now. Very easy to download (wayyyyyy easier than WampServer for this newbie) and easy to navigate.

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