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  • Resolved markcool

    (@markcool)


    I am attempting to create a child theme for 2010 following tutorials found here by Ian Stewart and in the codex.

    I have the directory and the style.css withing the directory. I have activated the child, and I end up with a raw theme: markcoolfolksinger.com

    The line that I’m uncertain about is the import url one. Do the quotes go in there? Do the parantheses and quotes go? What gives?

    Here’s what I currently have in the style.css file for my child that’s giving me that result. Any tips?

    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Ten Child
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Ten theme
    Author: Mark Cool
    Template: twentyten
    */
    
    @import url ("http://www.markcoolfolksinger.com/wp-admin/theme-editor.php?file=/themes/twentyten/style.css");

    Thank you.

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  • Emil Uzelac

    (@emiluzelac)

    Change that to:

    /* Import TwentyTen styles */
       @import url('../twentyten/style.css');
    markcool

    (@markcool)

    Thanks for the response Emil,

    I plugged that in, and don’t see any change on the site.

    The code below shows in the style.css, and I clicked update file in the theme editor.

    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Ten Child
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Ten theme
    Author: Mark Cool
    Template: twentyten
    */
    
    /* Import TwentyTen styles */
      @import url('../twentyten/style.css');

    What am I missing? Can you tell?

    markcool

    (@markcool)

    Oops, I’m an idiot.

    The code got garbled in my email and I copied and pasted with #39 @ both ends.

    Pasted the code from here and it works perfectly.

    I didn’t realize the tutorials were completely literal.

    Thank you Emil, I have been on this for hours. It’s fun learning new stuff, but sometimes taxing!

    Best,

    Mark

    Emil Uzelac

    (@emiluzelac)

    Now I can see your site 🙂 After this you can start changing the look of your child theme.

    i.e. in this Twenty Ten Child style.css grab the css from ../twentyten/style.css and start editing.

    Example:

    /* =Global Elements
    -------------------------------------------------------------- */
    
    /* Main global 'theme' and typographic styles */
    body {
    	background: #000; /* black background */
    }

    There’s one thing I noticed and that’s the space in your child theme folder:
    http://www.markcoolfolksinger.com/wp-content/themes/twenty<–>ten<–>child.style.css

    use no space i.e. twentytenchild or twenty-ten-child.

    Emil

    Emil Uzelac

    (@emiluzelac)

    Glad to hear that you like working on WordPress, if this answered your question, please hit the resolved from your end.

    Enjoy the beauty of WordPress,
    Emil

    markcool

    (@markcool)

    OK,

    Thank you very much again.

    I am so grateful to have some help after toiling on a learning curve. I appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your skill.

    I decided I was going to learn to build these sites myself instead of hiring someone. I crashed my other site, ivegotahammer.com, while trying to edit code, and ended up spending a couple of days learning how to use ftp to fix it.

    This one is for my music, so I want to create a good feeling space for people to visit, reflective of the style and mood of the folk/ alt-country music I play.

    Cheers,

    Mark

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