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[resolved] Multisite Child Theme Issues (8 posts)

  1. U4iC
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am currently attempting to migrate my current wordpress blogs to a multisite configuration. The problem I am coming across is that if I make a site lets say called "SITE1" - and attempt to apply a child theme of the twentyten parent. It is looking for http://localhost/SITE1/wp-content/ resulting in a non-styled page (as this directory will not exist). Using the following in the style.css

    @import url('../twentyten/style.css');
    Theme Name: SITE1
    Theme URI: URI to your theme
    Description: Twentyten child-theme with seriously good looks
    Author: Your name and a link to your site
    Version: 0.0.1
    Template: twentyten
    Tags: two-columns, right-sidebar, custom-header, custom-colors, custom-background, custom-menu, theme-options, threaded-comments, sticky-post, translation-ready, microformats, rtl-language-support, editor-style

    even hard-coding the url as @import url('http://localhost/wp-content/themes/twentyten/style.css'); tries to direct to the same place..

    I can not even get to the dashboard now as it can not find any of the style sheets unless i do a reinstall of the wordpress under the SITE1 directory..

    Please help..

  2. @import url('http://localhost/wp-content/themes/twentyten/style.css');

    Try just this instead

    @import url('../twentyten/style.css');
  3. U4iC
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As stated, I have tried both, but it still tries to look in http://localhost/SITE1/wp-content/themes as opposed to http://localhost/wp-content/themes

    To add: The main blog page is fine, but its when going to any other multi-site created (site1, site2 etc) - It will try and find the css and template files in http://localhost/site1(site2, etc)/wp-content...

    Is there a necessary function needed to check if it is a multi-site, if so, redirect the css import? I am very confused, and have quite a bit of wordpress knowledge.

  4. That's actually okay.

    If your .htaccess is set correctly, then http://localhost/SITE1/wp-content/themes will seamlessly grab files from http://localhost/wp-content/themes

    So what's in the .htaccess, and as this is localhost, is mod_rewrite set up?

  5. U4iC
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, so adding any site results in an unstyled page with the incorrect link (ie http://localhost/newsite/wp-content/themes/twentyten/style.css), even without changing the theme in dashboard. even rolled back to twentyten on the main page..

    To clearly state the issue: Creating a Site on multisite WP install, The themes do not link to the multisite root, but instead tries to link to the fictitious multisite URL (http://localhost/thissite/wp-content instead of http://localhost/wp-content)

    All sites created can not inherit any .css so I can not even get to the dashboard on them..

    New install, No plugins added, removed custom themes and same issue..

  6. To clearly state my question: What's in your .htaccess file and is mod_rewrite enabled on your localhost installation?

  7. U4iC
    Posted 4 years ago #

    huge .htaccess.... resolved.. thnx!

  8. U4iC
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There we go, I had to use the .so extensions instead.. You pointed me on the right track. Will have to remember that little bit when deploying..

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