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  • Resolved jiW


    Goal: Making a style.css file child theme for theme twentyeleven.

    Info: I’ve just installed and run wordpress and trying out
    how it works. Nothing important. I can’t read code, but know about notepad++.
    I have followed this video step by step.
    And I understand he is using a local server, and I’m moving folders and
    files to my webhost, using ftp.
    But when I open my website it has gotten different. The header picture is there, but text looks like raw html.

    Top of my twentyeleven style.css looks like this:

    Theme Name: Twenty Eleven
    Theme URI:
    Author: the WordPress team
    Author URI:
    Description: The 2011 theme for WordPress is sophisticated, lightweight, and adaptable. Make it yours with a custom menu, header image, and background -- then go further with available theme options for light or dark color scheme, custom link colors, and three layout choices. Twenty Eleven comes equipped with a Showcase page template that transforms your front page into a showcase to show off your best content, widget support galore (sidebar, three footer areas, and a Showcase page widget area), and a custom "Ephemera" widget to display your Aside, Link, Quote, or Status posts. Included are styles for print and for the admin editor, support for featured images (as custom header images on posts and pages and as large images on featured "sticky" posts), and special styles for six different post formats.
    Version: 1.4
    License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
    License URI:
    Tags: dark, light, white, black, gray, one-column, two-columns, left-sidebar, right-sidebar, fixed-width, flexible-width, custom-background, custom-colors, custom-header, custom-menu, editor-style, featured-image-header, featured-images, full-width-template, microformats, post-formats, rtl-language-support, sticky-post, theme-options, translation-ready
    Text Domain: twentyeleven
    /* =Reset default browser CSS. Based on work by Eric Meyer:
    -------------------------------------------------------------- */

    The rest of the css code I’ve deleted on the file that is going into the child theme folder.

    How should the child theme code look like?


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    It’s easier to show rather than to explain. Download a basic Twenty Eleven child theme. 🙂

    Thank you for answering. I may get answers asking me to google. I had done so, but the answers I got were to specific. But then I found this page .
    And that worked. I have removed the header text. And the search box is now located in the menu. I will now try to get rid of the search box. I will try to use firebug.

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