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  • I have just reinstalled WordPress for my new blog. I want to modify the Twenty Twelve theme for my site so I fount the theme and installed it, but when I went to preview the theme from Appearances>Themes there is no preview available.

    Any input would be great! Thx in advance.

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Do not edit the Twenty Twelve theme. It is will be the default theme in WordPress 3.5 and having access to an unedited version of the theme is vital when dealing with a range of site issues. First create a child theme for your changes.

    Thank you for the response.

    I have created a child them with the following code:
    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Twelve Child
    Theme URI: http://mydomain.com/
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Twelve theme
    Author: kmacd
    Author URI: http://mydomain.com/
    Template: twentytwelve
    Version: 0.1.0
    */

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

    BUT I still have the same problem. I can’t preview any modifications. Am I missing another step?? Thx.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Can you preview the Twenty eleven theme?

    No. I can see the left side bar but not the large preview.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    I don’t have any activated plugins. From the initial WP install, Akismet and Hello Dolly were installed but both are deactivated, and I have not installed any yet.

    I’ve just tried switching to the Twenty Eleven theme. I created a child theme, activated it, make a few mods, and hit “save & publish”. When I view my site I see a broken link icon in the top left hand corner of the page.

    I will try resetting the plugins folder and re-uploading all files and folders.

    If you have other ideas as to why this may be an issue, I’d really appreciate it. Thx!

    One other thing: I wrote a “Welcome” post and clicked “view post” from the Edit Post tab and I can see a preview using this method, but still no preview from Appearances>Themes. And still a broken link at my actual domain.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    How log ago did you register your domain name?

    over a month ago.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Site url?

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