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  • I tried creating a child theme for my atmosphere 2010 site. I am so new at this and did not know I had to create a child theme to prevent mine from being rewritten after an update. When I created the child theme, the only thing I got after activation was a white background- not text, header, background, nada. I did a theme check and the only errors were related to a text domain problem in most everything on both the child and the parent sites. My site is

    Any help would be much appreciated. I even tried copying the parent style.css into the child’s and took out the url reference (also left it in to see what it would do and still nothing.


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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    May you paste the contents of your Child Theme stylesheet? If it’s too large, use

    Here’s what I have in my child theme [fyi- I’ve copied & pasted the entire parent style.css but it didn’t change the white screen]

    Theme Name: Atmosphere-2010 Child
    Description: This is a WordPress Atmosphere 2010 child theme for the Heidi Vanlandingham website
    Author: Heidi
    Template: atmosphere-2010

    @import url(“../atmosphere-2010/style.css”);

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