Support » Theme: Tempera » Child themes are incomplete

  • Resolved Mongoid



    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.


    Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance,


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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    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?

    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.


    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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

    Are you sure the address has “WordPress” in it?

    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.


    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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

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

    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,


    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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

    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,


    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    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:


    Done and done.

    Thanks Andrew 🙂

    Theme Author CryoutCreations


    Hi guys!

    We do visit the forums here at 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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