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[resolved] Child themes are incomplete (12 posts)

  1. Mongoid
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I'd like to start off by saying that I find Tempera to be the most noob friendly theme ever. So far I am loving the option filled settings.

    I do have an issue with creating a child theme.
    When I create the child theme manually with just a style.css file with the proper header and @import rule, the child theme loads with very odd styling. The styling I applied (color border etc) is all there but the java seems to be messed up. Styling defined within the Tempera settings like background color, background image etc are gone.
    I have three different domains trying out this theme, so on another domain, I also tried to create the child with the same results.
    Thinking something was messed up and since I had really just started on this particular site, I opened myphp, removed the user, and deleted all references to Tempera in the tables. I then uninstalled WordPress and deleted the contents of all wordpress directories through ftp. Then from the panel i uninstalled wordpress and reinstalled. Version 3.8.1 up from 3.8. I logged in and loaded the tempera theme. Looked good, no styling holdovers :). I immediately created the child theme in the same fashion as above. No joy.
    The theme is totally messed up. Elements are randomly strewn across the page. I activated the funky child so you can see the results if that helps but now there is just an error message.

    TemperaChild

    Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tater

  2. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Tempera settings like background color, background image etc are gone.

    Theme settings are known to reset when you create a Child Theme.

    But for the rest, could you link a page with the issue?

  3. Mongoid
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry i had installed in a subdirectory instead of root this time and i messed up the link. Fixed now. You can see the result of creating a child from default installation.

    Thanks

  4. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @import url("../WordPress/tempera/style.css");

    Are you sure the address has "WordPress" in it?

  5. Mongoid
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is written exactly like that. Is the @import even necessary considering there are no styles applied to the parent at this point?

    Just wonderin'

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    Tater

  6. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What happens if you remove the "WordPress/" bit? Resulting in:

    @import url("../tempera/style.css");
  7. Mongoid
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Still looks funky :)

    On this domain I had messed with loading jquery for some animations I wanted to try out, and had added some script to the functions.php I created in the child theme. After seeing the problem creating the child I reversed those changes.
    As I said this same problem is occurring on a different domain as well and on that one I had only added a little Custom CSS.

    Thanks Andrew,

    Tater

  8. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry I meant just removing the "WordPress/" bit and not the entire line

  9. Mongoid
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Andrew that seems to have done the trick!

    I did not know that the @import rule pulled existing info from the parents default style.css, I always thought it pulled only the custom css from the user.I have so much to learn.

    I do not understand why this theme gets so little mention when blogs talk of "noob friendly" themes. I read everything I can. I have been at this for a couple of months and this is by far the easiest theme for a noob like me to get started on. My Mom could easily build herself a nice page with this theme, and belive me thats sayin' something. I also got help for my issue at 8:00PM on a Monday within minutes of asking my question. Amazing!

    Keep up the awesome work and expect a couple of cups of coffee for the effort.

    Thanks tons,

    Tater

  10. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Cool, I'm not actually a developer or author of that theme so the author may not see the applause you just gave. However they may see it if you put it in a review: http://wordpress.org/support/view/theme-reviews/tempera

    ;)

  11. Mongoid
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Done and done.

    Thanks Andrew :)

  12. CryoutCreations
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi guys!

    We do visit the forums here at WordPress.org as much as we can. Anyway, thanks a lot Mongoid for the kind words and thanks a lot Andrew Nevins for providing help. You guys are awesome!

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