I am trying to create a child theme for a site that has been set up with content using theme settings/options. I have NOT changed/edited any files directly yet, just the options within the dashboard.
I created the child theme with the child folder containing the style.css (and the screenshot) and thats it. I activated it and now the site looks like it lost all of the styling and the settings were reset to default. such as the background image.
I know there is tons of info on child themes and creating theme and how easy it is, but the tutorial video i watched seemed to imply this is ALL i need to do. What am i doing wrong?