I've spent about 5 hours trying to create a child theme and I need help badly!
First off, I have no idea why I am supposed to create the child theme directory before i make changes to my theme. Is this the "tester" web site? Do I make all my trial and error mistakes on THIS theme,then when it works,I activate the PARENT theme?
But FIRST of all, my child theme is a mess. Using the WordPress docs, I created a new theme directory..."scrappy (parent) child". Using the docs, I edited the code in a newly created "style.css" directory, to read just like the example, (of course substituting Twentytwelve for scrappy). Here's the example I followed:
Theme Name: Twentytwelve Child
Description: Child theme for the twentytwelve theme
Author: Your name here
But when I activate the theme file, it's all messed up. the colors are the same, but none of my formatting is there.
Can anyone help? Here's my site: