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  • I have looked at previous posts on this and cannot see any obvious mistakes in my CSS code but still saying Template missing when I go to activate it. The site is: it will be a renewal of a site built in Serif WebPlus. Built for charity (I am a newbie to WordPress so likely to be asking quite a few questions I am afraid as I was volunteered to do all their sites for free and have had to learn everything from scratch,)
    Code I am trying to use for the child theme below:

    Theme Name: mh-magazine-lite-child
    Theme URI: http: //
    Description: This is a custom child theme I have created.
    Author: my Name
    Author URI: http: //
    Template: mh-magazine-lite
    Version: 0.1
    @import url(“../mh-magazine-lite/style.css”);

    Using my FTP I have loaded the CSS script above in the following folders ie
    – style.css
    into the style css of the child folder is the following code:
    I keep getting the error message saying stylesheet is missing.
    I have been puzzling this for over three weeks and cannot get the child theme to work and it is important that I get the child theme to work.
    Please any suggestions on this.
    (I have posted this before but did not get an answer to this. Some say that creating a Child Theme is easy and yet getting an answer has proved very difficult.
    Many thanks

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  • lisa


    are you trying to make changes to templates are mostly the appearance?

    if you are thinking making mostly appearance changes, you might find it easier to use a CSS editor plugin instead of trying to make a child theme.

    Jetpack plugin has a CSS editor available.

    I needed to have some bespoke menus on particular pages and needed to create a few lines of code to go into the themes function php file.

    Thanks for replying to this.

    Hi Nigel,
    As you are new to WordPress I recommend installing this plugin to help you quickly create that child theme. Hope that helps. Cheers


    Hi Contentiskey and Sunny – thanks for your suggestions which I am looking at now. Have got my child theme working now need to see how best to customise it with things like on page menus; change colour of menu font, change size of menu boxes etc.

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