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    Off to a slow start! 🙂
    I can’t seem to get the child theme for twentyeleven to show up in admin themes.
    I didn’t use the import string just to not complicate matters.
    I have this style.css
    Theme Name: twentyeleven-child
    Description: Child theme for the twentyeleven theme
    Author: me
    Template: twentyeleven

    Click THEMES and no change.


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  • Thanx… I appreciate you taking the time with me.

    I spent 5 years layout and design for my blog in SERENDIPITY using DW, FTP and style.css. I can cut and paste php and htaccess enough to get by, and I recently had to move to a unmanaged dedicated server which I am passable with. So I am not the usual newbie. I just cant seem to acclimate to editing the theme and adding templates.

    For 2 long days I tried to make a child theme of twentyeleve and it would just not pop up in THEMES. I did a lot of permissions, if I did a 777 on the theme directory the admin screen and the blog would go blank. I left out the UPDATE string so not to mess up having the wrong ../

    I added this theme you suggested, activated it, went to editor, clicked on the css and updated. It did not add the twentyeleven code to the style sheet as I expected. So now I don’ know how to change anything, there is nothing there to change?

    I am sure once I get past this initial problem of seeing things in a new way things will go much much smoother. But I just can seem to get started. 🙁

    Thanks for the help.


    Something is happening and I dont know what it is… 🙂
    I can’t get my own child to work, tried yours and cant figure that out.
    I change write permissions in FTP and then lose the URL and all the themes. SO bad that not only are there no themes left in ADMIN themes at all, other than some nameless activated one that says nothing but WIDGETS. And then I can’t install any themes at all. I try deleting the themes in FTP and try again and it says success, but there are no themes, and the url has gone dead. Which leads me to believe, like half a dozen times before, WP is now Broken and I have to reinstall it.

    Stuck at the begining! 🙁

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