I have searched other posts on this subject and have tried resolving issue the same as others but nothing is working. I installed WP on my computer (in Downloads folder)using Bitnami. I created a twenty twelve child folder ("twentytwelve-child")in WP-content/themes and saved a style.css file with info as directed by WP support:
/* Theme Name: child of twenty twelve Description: child theme based on twenty twelve Author: Kathi Gerritsen Version: 0.0.1 Template: twentytwelve */
(also tried " instead of ' but get same result)
Supposedly just saving this file in the themes/child folder will automatically upload the child theme to my blog, but nothing happens. FYI, I haven't set up a local host (no WAMP); After setting up/saving the appropriate folder and style sheet I checked the blog site through Chrome but there is no child theme showing in the themes. I'm wondering if it's because the site I am working with is in a subfolder of a subfolder of my root folder - a dummy site I want to use for learning and messing stuff up. So maybe my local WP just doesn't know where to connect to the right site? Man, I don't know. Surely there is some step I am missing that will direct my child theme to the correct web address. I'm so confused. I very much appreciate some help from someone with patience. Thanks in advance.