I installed Magazine Basic 3.0 and have the same complaints as previous posters (it trashed my site, and I had to totally rework it). Having reworked everything, I was trying to properly implement a child theme to hopefully avoid the bulk of such problems in the future. (I am a pretty new WordPress user.)
One of the features I like in 3.0 is the ability to use a Header Image. However, when I go into my Child Theme, the Header Image option does not display, even though all the other new theme options display. I have tried everything I can think of and spent a great deal of time with no luck. Why do I not get the Header Image option and how can I remedy that?
Have you added the header.php file to your child theme and modified it at all?
No. The only thing in the child theme folder at this point is the modified style.css.
Is there a “Header” admin page under the Appearance panel?
In the Magazine Basic theme dashboard, a Header admin page shows up on the Appearance panel. But it does not show up when I switch to the Child Theme. I see there is a custom-header.php file in the Magazine Basic theme wp-admin folder. Does that answer your question? Here are screenshots:
Those two image links are not working.
The theme does not have a wp-admin folder. You’re actually looking at the WordPress core. That file does control the admin page for custom headers but I am not too sure why you can’t access that page when activating your child theme.
I just tested out a child theme with nothing but a style.css file with this:
/* Theme Name: Magazine Basic - Child theme Theme URI: http://themes.bavotasan.com/our-themes/premium-themes/magazine-premium/ Description: A basic child theme for Magazine Premium Author: c.bavota Author URI: http://themes.bavotasan.com/ Template: magazine-basic Version: 0.1 */ @import url("../magazine-basic/style.css");
The Custom Header admin page works perfectly for me.
Hmmm…it’s like we operate in different universes.
1. The links to the graphics in my previous post work perfectly when I click on them in my post above.
2. My mistake on the wp-admin folder comment.
3. I am using the exact same style.css info as you indicated above, and I still do not get the “Header image” option in my Child Theme admin. In fact, because I uncheck the boxes in Site Title & Tagline, there is no header at all — the menu is right at the top of the screen. (If only you could see my graphics at the links I provided…)
Very strange…not sure what else to do at this point…
I can see the images now. Super weird. 😉
As for the images, the second one shows a theme that is not activated. Does the same thing happen when activated? After you activate it, do you see a Header link under the Appearance panel? Not in the theme options customizer.
The same thing happens when activated. I checked that a few times before I started this string.
There is no Header link under the Appearance panel when it’s activated either. I really did check every option before asking for help 😉
I can’t figure this one out. When I do the same thing on my install it works the way it should. Have you tried turning off all of your plugins to make sure one isn’t conflicting?
Shareoholic is the only plug-in I was using. I’ve deactivated that because their upgrade did something weird… Tried the child theme again since I deactivated and it still isn’t showing a header option under appearance. Crazy, huh?
One other question related to the header – why is there no longer a log-in option? I don’t even see it in the theme settings anywhere.
The login bar was removed due to the WordPress admin bar.
I meant the login bar that used to show up BEFORE you logged in (so before the WordPress admin bar is activated). I didn’t know if this is another problem unique to me and my header issues or not. When I go to my main site and am not logged in to WP, there is no login link like there was on previous versions (and is on other themes). I have to go the the /wp-admin URL in order to log in instead of there just being a link in my site’s header…
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