Child Theme - twentyten, not showing up in themes (5 posts)

  1. tshelley
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So I feel like I've followed everything to a tee, and for a split second it worked, then stopped working and that was so many tries ago, i couldn't even tell you what was changed. I've since taken a fresh approach to installing the child them for my site, http://www.tshelley.com, and still nothing. Here's what I've got:

    Theme Name: Twenty Ten Child
    Theme URI: http: //tshelley.com/
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Ten theme
    Author: Thomas Shelley
    Author URI: http: //machetemachete.com/
    Template: twentyten
    Version: 0.1.0

    <code>@import url(&quot;../twentyten/style.css&quot;);</code>

    #site-title a {
    color: #009900;

    I've put that in a folder within the the twentyten folder called "child" so it's


    and I've done this without the twentyten theme being activated. It is installed though. I then sign into wordpress and take a look see and nothing.

    I'm going crazy.

  2. Josh
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The child theme needs its own folder outside the parent theme folder. So, move the child theme folder into the themes folder.

  3. tshelley
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I KNEW it would be something so simple. That's crazy.

    If I wanted to update other sites that I didn't use a child theme with could I use the @import cmd, but then below that paste the full style code that I'd edited before, rather than finding what I'd edited, basically it would be reading some repeat information and also changes.

    make sense?

  4. Josh
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not a good solution IMO. You're best off finding those changes and moving them into the child theme.

  5. Niki Campbell
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've got the same problem - child theme not showing up in appearance, here's what I've got - if anyone has an idea of why it won't work please help! Thanks :)

    >>child theme style.css in own folder - it looks like this:

    Theme Name: Boutique Child
    Description: Child theme for the Boutique theme
    Author: Niki
    Template: Boutique


    @import url("../Boutique/style.css");

    /*-------------------[repeat canvasI]------------------*/

    #top-area, #footer {background-repeat: repeat !important;}

    /*-------------------[top menu shiftI] ------------------*/

    ul#top-menu { margin-top: 65px; }

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