Support » Everything else WordPress » Twenty Ten customizing

  • 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.



Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • 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)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    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)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    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?

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • The topic ‘Twenty Ten customizing’ is closed to new replies.