Support » Themes and Templates » Parent style.css is the same as Child theme style.css

  • Resolved periodismetrespuntzero



    I’m using WordPress version 3.6.1 and I created a Child Theme from Opulus Sombre version 1.1.2.

    Trying to find out why my Child Theme doesn’t look like the Parent Theme I realised that both style.css documents are identic but in the sense that my Parent Theme says:

    Theme URI:
    Description: Opulus Sombre Child Theme
    Author URI:
    Template: opulus-sombre
    Version: 1.0.0
    Tags: light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready
    Text Domain: opulus-sombre-child

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

    /* =Theme customization starts here

    Shouldn’t be the other way round? Why the description and the text domain say “opulus sombre child”? Has anyone experienced this before?

    Thanks a lot!

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    Maybe you accidentally edited the parent style.css file?



    Thanks Andrew but then why the Parent Theme looks like it used to when I installed it (the way I want the Child Theme to look like)? It should look like the Child Theme (which looks slightly different – mainly the navigation menu and the banner layout of the front page)?

    I can’t get my head around it.


    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    There will be differences when you active your Child Theme, and those will be the settings that were made in the dashboard for the original theme.

    When you activated your Child Theme in the dashboard that was the same process as activating any new theme, and so your settings from the previous theme won’t carry onto your new theme.



    Oh my God, I can’t believe I didn’t think about that! Thank you so much Andrew, that solved the problem.

    Best Regards, A.

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