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  • I am trying to keep things simple but it has turned out to be quite the time sucker.

    My plan is to setup a Child theme for Twenty Ten because I will be cloning some very specialized sites.

    So here is what I have been doing. I have a test site setup and I activate my Twenty Ten theme. I then click the customize link and then I make some tweaks to get it looking like I want. Click the “Save & Publish” button and then I check it in another tab. My changes look great.

    I then load up the style.css file from the “twentyten” them folder and I do not see any of the changes that I made.

    I checked the index.php, header.php, function.php files looking for the CSS changes but none have them. I was under the impression that they would be in the style.css. But they are not.

    So being the tester that I am. I copied the only theme folder I have in the test blog to my local computer. I then setup another test blog zap all of the other theme folders and then I FTP my locally stored theme into the new test blog.

    Load up the new test site and all I see is the original looking Twenty Ten theme. YET on my original test blog I see my changes.


    Where are the CSS modfications being stored?

    Certainly not in the style.css file.

    So does the Customize link save changes elsewhere other than the style.css?

    Remember, I am doing the changes now and I will apply the changes to a style.css in a child theme. All I need right now is find those enhancements that I made using the Customize link.

    Obviously, I am missing something here si I hope someone can put me back on track.



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  • Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    Any changes you make through the Customize setting are saved in the database. You’ll find a value called theme_mods_twentyten in the wp_options table.

    Thanks Les,

    Is there a way to translate those into CSS statements?

    I am assuming this is not as safe as a Child theme. But then again restoring from a backup would be easy.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Depends on which settings you’re changing.

    All I want to extract is the CSS changes that I made using the Customize link. I want to modify my style.css file for my Child theme settings.

    I did find the records in the DB. I just need to know know how to convert those items for including into the css file itself.

    Thanks to everyone who have responded.


    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Right, it depends what you changed there 😉

    Site and Tagline, not CSS.

    Background color/images, yes CSS: body.custom-background

    Header Image: Not CSS

    Navigation not CSS.

    Yes, I only want the CSS changes.
    So how would I translate the values to a CSS format from the DB entries?

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