I’m trying to create a child theme for Blaskan. Following Per’s instructions (http://www.helloper.com/blog/2012/02/wordpress-child-theme-boilerplate-for-blaskan/) to a T, I downloaded the child theme boilerplate to my Mac and modified style.css to read as such:
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/* Theme Name: Blaskan Child Theme URI: http://blaskan.net Description: Child theme for the Blaskan theme Author: Seetha Sankaranarayan Author URI: http://www.kunjulam.com/ Template: blaskan Version: 1.0 */ @import url("../blaskan/style.css");
I then renamed the blaskanchild file on my Mac (it downloaded with a different name) and compressed it with my updated style.css in it. I logged into my cpanel file manager and created a new directory. Within this directory, I uploaded my blaskanchild zip and extracted the files within:
However, when I went to activate the child theme in WP so I could begin to modify it, I got this:
Broken Themes The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template. Name Description Blaskan Child The parent theme is missing. Please install the "blaskan" parent theme.
I know the parent theme is installed because I’m using it now! http://www.kunjulam.com
As you can see in the code I copied above, I’ve entered the template name in all lowercase. Fixing the case seems to have worked for just about everyone else with this problem but me! GAH.
And finally, I’ve already tried wiping the parent and child themes from my directory and reinstalling them. Ditto activating a different theme and then trying Blaskan again.
Any ideas? Bueller? Bueller? This is my first crack at a child theme, so it’s possible that I’m missing a really basic step in here. Thanks in advance to all you lovely, code-savvy folks!
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