Support » Theme: Twenty Seventeen » Twenty Seventeen child: how do I restore Theme Options?

  • I’ve followed the Child Themes instructions in the Codex — both the simpler and the more complex functions.php file options. Neither allow me to access the Theme Options that are available to customize in the “non-Child” Twenty Seventeen theme.

    The more complex functions.php also pushes me to the Customize page, tries to load the site for a while, and then produces the following error:

    “jerkpod.com redirected you too many times”

    Are there CLEAR, CONCISE instructions on how to create a child theme for Twenty Seventeen that will allow me to continue using the Theme Options customization options for the Twenty Seventeen theme?

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  • Aha! Replying to myself, because finding this was EXCRUTIATINGLY difficult, and hopefully this thread will be easier to find than the dark corners of the Internet that the info was buried on.

    Twenty Seventeen must be set to have a STATIC home page for the Theme Options to take hold. This isn’t something you set in the default Twenty Seventeen theme, but you have to set it before installing and activating the child theme for the child theme to have the Theme Options available. So there.

    Nope. Never mind. I set a static front page, but now the Theme Options are gone again. I don’t know what’s happening here.

    Plugins aren’t doing it; I’ve deactivated them all, and the same thing recurs.

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