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  • Resolved domino5702


    I have been tasked to create a child theme, because I am not free to alter the parent theme.

    I created a new style.css for the child, and put it into the child themes folder. This is how it is declared:

    Theme Name: My Child (Child von Parent)
    Theme URI:
    Author: myself
    Author URI:
    Template: ParenT
    @import url("../ParenT/style.css");

    Now, when I look at the new theme in Dashboard, it gives me the following text:

    … the templates are in /themes/Parent/someSubDirectory …..[my translation from the German text]

    So, let’s say, I wanted to replace home.php of the parent theme with a similarly named home.php that I put into the child theme’s folder. But since the template is not properly referenced, WordPress is looking in the wrong place, to see if this is a new file or a replacement.

    I hope I could explain this in an understandable manner. My question: how do I achieve it, that the reference points to the correct directory in the parent theme.

    Regards, Domino

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