Trouble with child themes on a particular theme..??
I’m working with the Maxx theme from Themeforest. I posted a message on their comments section but I haven’t heard anything back so I’m trying here, too.
The site is running on my test server here: http://sandbox.mobilephoneswiper.com.
My standard practice when working with themes is to create a child theme and import the parent theme’s style.css to get started.
This particular theme, though, is a little different than most I’ve worked with. The original style.css in the parent theme doesn’t have any actual rules in it at all. It’s nothing but the comment at the top to actually enable the theme. Then they have a /css directory with all of the theme’s actual styles in it.
I’ve created my child theme and enabled it, and the site is still loading just fine, but still using all of the parent theme rules because I haven’t done anything. Where I’m getting lost is that my child theme’s style.css doesn’t seem to be taking effect when the site loads, however, my custom pages do show up and are usable, I can confirm that the child theme is indeed the current theme, and everything seems good except for my custom CSS rules.
If I add something to my child theme’s style.css it doesn’t take effect on the site. Also, I don’t have to import the parent theme’s styles into my child theme like I normally do for some reason, and when I view all current CSS files in a given page my style.css doesn’t even show up, like it’s not even included in the page.
So, I’m a little lost and would appreciate any information I can get on how to work with such a theme. Thanks!
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