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  • Hi,
    I recently installed WP on Bulehost and activated twenty eleven.

    I’ve since tried to install a child theme but it never seems to work.
    I installed the header text
    Theme Name: Twenty Eleven Child
    Theme URI: http: //
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Eleven theme
    Author: Your name here
    Author URI: http: //
    Template: twentyeleven
    Version: 0.1.0
    @import url(“../twentyeleven/style.css”);

    But I get a message “The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature”

    I tried installing the entire style.css file. It appears in my Cpanel directory but on in the installed theses.

    Anyone can help?
    I’m new and not very technical I’m afraid.


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  • Moderator James Huff


    The theme uploader is expecting a .zip file of the child theme, not a .css file.

    Follow this guide to properly construct the child theme: (for example, it will need its own directory too, not just a style.css file).

    If you can’t create a .zip archive of the new child theme directory to install via the Dashboard, upload it manually via FTP.

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