Support » Theme: Patchwork » Stuck with a empty Patchwork child folder

  • Resolved RagDolls


    I really like the Patchwork theme, however I want to replace the patchwork image with my own. I’ve read the “Codex Child Themes” and get stuck at a certain point.
    I’ve created a patchworkchild folder in my themes folder at blue host. I’ve written the directory info and saved it as style.css on my computer.

    Now how do I get the file on my computer in the folder I made in the Themes folder? I tried drag and drop, it didn’t work.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks, Diane

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  • Theme Author Caroline Moore


    Hi Diane!

    I don’t know if Bluehost has a browser-based file manager you could use, but if you were able to create a new directory on the server, I’m betting you can upload files there, too. I would look there first, and ask your host or consult their support files if you get stuck.

    If not, you can use an FTP client to connect to your host and transfer the files. You can get the connection information from your host.

    Another alternative is to create the child theme directory on your computer, put the style.css inside, and zip it up (create a ZIP archive). Then you can upload it through WordPress by going to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New -> Upload. You may need to delete the first child theme directory you created first for this to work.

    I hope this helps!

    Piece by piece I think I’m getting this. I’ve got my Patchworkchild folder in my theme directory with my style.css file in the Patchworkchild folder.
    The child theme is loading o.k. The big question is …how do I make changes? There are several places to find files:
    in the dashboard-apperances-editor
    in the Manager files area of my Blue Host account

    Where do I grab the code from? I understand that I paste my changed code in my child theme style.css file…right?

    I do appreciate your help, Diane

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    I don’t know how your host is set up, but it’s probably easiest to change the code under Appearance -> Editor. You can make changes to your child theme’s style.css there.

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, it is easiest to go into my dashboard and make the edits. I downloaded Firebug and found it to be a fantastic tool for discovering what code needs to be changed for what effect.
    thanks again, Diane

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    Fantastic! Firebug is a lifesaver. 🙂

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