Child theme does not look like the parent without modifications
AnonymousNovember 5, 2011 at 11:31 pm #2227
I ve installed the graphene theme and made a child theme but when I active the child theme it does not look like the parent theme, and this before I start any changes, is that normal? or I m missing something, I m a begginer :)so if there any help, Please!
AnonymousNovember 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm #18044
When you activate the child theme, you will lose any custom header or backgrounds you have created.
Otherwise, everything else should function normally.
What is your site URL?
AnonymousNovember 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm #18045
I work just in localhost, I ask if the previews of both themes are the same or not?
Excuse me if it s confused but I m a begginer. 🙂
AnonymousNovember 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm #18046
Yes, the previews of each theme should be roughly identical. (Assuming you’ve made no custom modifications to your original theme).
AnonymousNovember 6, 2011 at 12:20 am #18047
Ok! so I did a mistake somewhere but I don t know where? the previous of my child theme does not look like the parent. Here is operations that I made:
– In wpcontent directory I made a directory graphene child
– In notepad i ve wrote the template name and the url. And I made it as a css style file.
– In wp admin I see Child graphene.
* but when I put activate, the previous is just sentences whithout steelsheets!! I don t know what to do? I tryied with others themes the problem is the same.
AnonymousNovember 6, 2011 at 1:18 am #18048
The directory you made should NOT include any spaces. Make it like this:
And this directory should be placed in the
AnonymousNovember 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm #18049
wow!!!! one space charachter can do that? Thanks a lot Josh!!! really!! it works!! Thanks guys for everything. but I put it not in plugins, in themes :).
AnonymousNovember 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm #18050
So sorry. You are correct. It goes in
(Can’t edit my post above).
Thanks for pointing that out. It was late last night when I responded 🙂
AnonymousNovember 7, 2011 at 2:02 am #18051
🙂 I understand, thanks again.Mod
wow!!!! one space charachter can do that?
Yes, one character can make all the difference. People are often amazed by this fact, but computers are, in fact, that nit-picky. I have sometimes gone down blind alleys looking for something I missed when all I did was miss a shift key and type “]” instead of “}”. It can drive you nuts looking for these kinds of errors.
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