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  • Resolved patdryburgh


    For some reason, my child-theme is no longer recognized by wordpress. In my themes section, it says:

    Broken Themes

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Junction Template is missing.

    This is what I have in my style.css

    THEME NAME: Junction
    DESCRIPTION: A Child-Theme based on Thematic
    VERSION: 0.1
    AUTHOR: Pat Dryburgh
    TAGS: three columns,fixed width,simple,seo,microformats,widgets,framework,options page,hooks,filters,valid XHTML,valid CSS, blue, sifr
    This work, like WordPress, is released under GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPL).

    Any thoughts?? I’ve searched the forums and have attempted some of the solutions, but still to no avail. Am I missing something, or not understanding what the problem is?


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  • Nevermind, I figured it out. Dumb mistake.

    Template: thematic

    I’ve come across this topic when got myself into a similar situation.
    I’d like to mention another thing for others that might search for a fix.

    Theme Name: Rock
    Theme URI:
    Description: A magazine-style theme for WordPress
    Version: 3.0
    Author: pffmihai
    Author URI:
    Template: mimbo
    When adding the Template thingie into the style’s commented header make sure you write the name of the parent template considering the case sensitive issue.
    In my case Template: Mimbo (notice the capital M) gave me the error “template or stylesheet missing” because the parent theme folder was in lowercase.

    Same thing happened to me as to @crz. My parent theme name was “Sunset Theme,” but putting in “Template: Sunset Theme” got me a broken theme message. The theme’s folder is “sunset-theme”. So writing “Template: sunset-theme” got me back in business.

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