[resolved] Footer.php in child theme not being picked up (6 posts)

  1. antorera
    Posted 5 years ago #


    This is my first foray into setting up a child theme. I have copied the style.css, functions.php and footer.php into the child folder and made slight modifications. I made a slight copy change in the footer.php.

    However, the changes are not being picked up on the site (view here).

    Am I missing a step?


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Your site is currently using the Prospectum theme - which, I assume, is the parent theme. Have you reviewed Child_Themes?

  3. antorera
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, the parent is prospectum.

    I have reviewed the codex on child themes as well as many links referred to in the codex and a google search.

    I did some more testing and realized that NONE of the files are working, not even the style.css.

    This is what the information says:

    Theme Name: Vertical Spin Theme
    Description: Child theme for Vertical Spin on Viva Theme's Prospectum.
    Template: prospectum
    version: 1.0
    Tags: two-column, widget-ready, business, corporate, vertical-spin
    @import url("../prospectum/style.css");
    (more styles here...)

    I matched this exactly to the codex examples, but it's still not working...


  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are you sure that the parent's theme folder name is correct? Is the parent optimised for child themes? Not all themes are.

  5. antorera
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hmm, where can I look to see if the theme is optimised for child themes? I have a feeling you might be right...

    is there a way to optimise the theme if it's not?


  6. antorera
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, nevermind. I figured it out. Somehow when I activated the child theme it didn't take! So now I activated it again and it's working.

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