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  • I’m new to WordPress, so apologies in advance if I’m asking the obvious. I created a child theme from Minimatica, but the only thing I see in CSS is this:
    Theme Name: Minimatica-child
    Version: 1.0
    Description: A child theme of Minimatica
    Template: minimatica

    @import url(“../minimatica/style.css”);

    When I open the editor and look at the parent theme Minimatica, there are a number of files, including header.php, footer.php, sidebar.php., etc. Those are not available in the child theme. I’ve read the instructions on creating child themes, which I understand to say I should copy these files from the parent theme folder and add them to the child theme folder. I’ve read the Forum posts on Minimatica and CSS and it seems like several people have the same issue, but I couldn’t find (or understand) a solution.

    I tried going to FTP on my host and manually copying files like header.php, but all that did was break my child theme, so that I couldn’t access the WP editor until the host deactivated the child theme.

    I’d appreciate your help. My website is .


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  • The link to the website didn’t show up in the previous post – sorry –

    You only need to copy those files into your child theme’s folder if you want to make changes to them. Your child theme seems to be set up correctly, though. What are you trying to do with your child theme?

    When I copied files via FTP, I could no longer access the wp-admin from my host. When I called, they said that the child theme was broken. I tried just copying header.php from Minimatica to Minimatica-Child and it still locked me out – I would just see a totally blank screen when I went to wp-admin. (I’m trying things on a subdomain test site. I exported everything from the main site. When I get it to work, I’ll copy things back to the actual live site.)

    Here’s the current list of what I want to do with
    1. I want to make the header a link to home and possibly add an image map so I can include several links in the header image. I have words in the header image that look to me like they should naturally link to the corresponding pages.
    2. I want to move the menu from the footer to the header.
    3. I’d like to change the height of the black bar and type that go all the way across the theme below the header image.
    4. I also found code that is supposed to control the info and images that are shared and want to add this:
    ‘<!– for Google –>
    <meta name=”description” content=”” />
    <meta name=”keywords” content=”” />

    <meta name=”author” content=”” />
    <meta name=”copyright” content=”” />
    <meta name=”application-name” content=”” />

    <!– for Facebook –>
    <meta property=”og:title” content=”” />
    <meta property=”og:type” content=”article” />
    <meta property=”og:image” content=”” />
    <meta property=”og:url” content=”” />
    <meta property=”og:description” content=”” />

    <!– for Twitter –>
    <meta name=”twitter:card” content=”summary” />
    <meta name=”twitter:title” content=”” />
    <meta name=”twitter:description” content=”” />
    <meta name=”twitter:image” content=”” />’

    That’s it for now, but basically, I want to be able to access parts that I want to adjust.

    Thanks again!

    What files are currently in your child theme’s folder? Also, can you temporarily enable debugging and see if there are any errors that show up?

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