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  • Resolved Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)


    Hi everybody

    I’ve searched everywhere and tried everything but nothing seems to help 🙁

    I’ve tried creating a wordpress child theme but it will not show up in my Appearance/themes in WP-Admin.

    I’ve used the WP codex and followed the instructions 100%

    Here’s a picture of my screen.
    http://i.imgur.com/3PJtyvi.png

    The tree in the top should indicate that everything is placed correctly.

    I am using xampp.

    I really hope you can help out!

    Best regards

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    What parent theme are you using? Where did you download it from?

    Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)

    Hi Esmi

    The parent theme is twentythirteen. The new standard theme included with the new WP releases

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You can download a pre-made Twenty Thirteen child theme from here

    Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)

    Hi

    It says page not found.
    I was hoping i could avoid installing it as a .zip file but rather upload the folder!

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)

    Ok, so I have placed the unzipped folder in wp-content/themes and it still doesn’t show up.
    Any ideas :S ?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Try uploading it via Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes -> Upload

    Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)

    I have tried this with other themes and it works fine if I upload .zip files.

    The thing is, I don’t want to edit my site then convert it to a zip every time i have to make a change.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Pardon? Who said anything about converting your site into a zip file?.

    Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)

    Well – I might be way off – But if I want to upload a theme, i have to upload a zip file correct?

    The only dialogue i see is:

    If you have a theme in a .zip format, you may install it by uploading it here.

    And if i upload a zip, i have to unpack it, change it, and re-pack it every time i want to make a change right?
    Or am a talking gibberish here?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    if I want to upload a theme, i have to upload a zip file correct?

    If you are uploading the theme via WordPress. yes. But that zip file just contains the theme – nothing else.

    And if i upload a zip, i have to unpack it, change it, and re-pack it every time i want to make a change right?

    No. WordPress unpacks the theme’s zip file.

    Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)

    OK.

    Now I’ve uploaded the theme via wordpress (Locally using xampp).
    It’s installed and showing up in my themes.

    Now the trouble is (As before) i cannot find the files locally on my PC.
    I thought that:

    1. You upload a zip
    2. The zip is installed (Unpacked) and placed automatically in your themes folder.

    The theme you handed me (Thank you(: ) is now installed via. wordpress but i can’t find the files locally on my PC.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    The theme’s folder will be inside wp-content/themes.

    Grevmivlos

    (@grevmivlos)

    That’s what i find odd. It’s not!

    By searching around – Oddly enough!! – i found the directory WP installed the child theme in….

    In my case, it’s under
    C:\xampp\apps\wordpress\htdocs\wp-content\themes\twentythirteen-child

    I believed i should search in

    C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress-3.6\wordpress\wp-content\themes

    Apparently everything works fine now!

    Thanks for the quick answers esmi!

    Much appreciated!

    I’m hopping you can help me
    I have tried every suggestion on here to get my child theme to show up with no results it’s still not working
    Here is the latest version Iv’e tried:

    WordPress/contents/theme/mychildtheme/style.css

    /*
    Theme Name: mychildtheme
    Theme url: http://www.websitename.com/
    Description: Twenty Eleven Child Theme
    Author: my name
    Author url: http://websitename.com/
    Template: twentyeleven
    Version: 1.7
    Tags: light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready
    Text Domain: twenty-eleven
    */

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

    What am i doing wrong?

    Gina

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