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  • Resolved mrmccarrin

    (@mrmccarrin)


    Hi – My child theme is not working and I do not understand why? All the code will work when i use CSS Manager, but i wanted to know what was wrong with my child theme for my own future reference.

    Here is what I did:

    I created a file name style.css and put this content in:

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    /*
    Theme Name: Twentytwelve Child
    Description: Child theme for the twentytwelve theme
    Author: Your name here
    Template: twentytwelve
    */
    
    @import url("../twentytwelve/style.css");

    Then, I uploaded it onto my server:

    /Megans WordPress/wp-content/themes/twenty twelve child

    And then activated the theme through my wordpress dashboard.

    But, none of my code will work? The code will only work when i put it in my CSS Manager plugin?

    Any ideas as to why this isn’t working would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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  • Theme Name: Twentytwelve Child

    /Megans WordPress/wp-content/themes/twenty twelve child

    That might have to do with your theme name and the name of its folder not being the same, but I am not sure about that.

    Thank you. I tried that, but it did not work.

    If you post a link to your site, someone can more likely help you with this question.

    meganrmccarrin.com

    Looks like your child theme is not set up correctly – did you create a folder for the child theme? Is this the file structure you have:

    wp-content
                themes (directory where all themes are)
                    twentytwelve
                    twentytwelve-child
                        style.css

    Perhaps review: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Yes, that is the structure I have.

    And, I have reviewed that link several times and I can’t figure out what is wrong?

    That’s what we are trying to figure out :).

    Did you use a plain text editor for making the style.css file?

    Is there anything else in the file besides what you posted above?

    What you posted above this:

    /Megans WordPress/wp-content/themes/twenty twelve child

    is not the same as this – which is what is visible on your site:

    http://meganrmccarrin.com/wp-content/themes/TwentytwelveChild/style.css

    Try taking the capital letters out of the child theme folder name.

    I took the capital letters out. I saved this in Notepad under style.css and uploaded it:

    /*
    Theme Name: Twentytwelve Child
    Description: Child theme for the twentytwelve theme
    Author: Your name here
    Template: twentytwelve
    */

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

    Still not working.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You can download a pre-made Twenty Twelve child theme from here. Tested and known to work. 🙂

    Thank you, but what does it mean if I try that and it doesn’t work?

    Then post back and someone can continue helping you figure out what’s going on.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    If the downloadable child theme doesn’t work, then there’s an issue outside of the child theme itself – possibly in the parent theme or within the server’s configuration.

    It makes edits within the child theme, but they do not carry over to my twenty twelve theme?

    You don’t have a child theme active at the moment. We can’t help you unless you have that active.

    Also, theme settings and options don’t carry over to a child theme, so you will have to redo those in the child theme.

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