Child Theme not the same, plus Options page crash in both parent and child

  • ldahospud

    #1862

    I’m new to child themes, but I’ve had the blog a year and love Graphene. I don’t know css and so haven’t touched the codes in the parent theme, only messed around with the Appearance options. But now I need to change the colors of the tabs, etc., and learned I need to do a child theme.

    I upgraded both Graphene and WordPress to the latest, and created the child theme without making any changes at all yet (like I said, I don’t know css but was planning on jumping in, via tutorials). Yet when I went to check that the child theme was the same as the parent theme before I did anything, I found that in the child theme, everything is justified to the left, my side bar is gone, and the menu is inside the header. In the parent theme, everything is fine.

    Further, whether or not I activate the parent or the child theme, every time I open the Appearance>Options page (I’m using Chrome), it freezes and I have to exit out.

    I don’t know if these are separate issues, but I’m stuck. I tried activating a new theme while I deleted both parent and child Graphene themes, then reinstalled Graphene, created a new child theme with no changes yet, and I still get the exact same issue. What do I try next?

    My blog is kimkapsblog dot com, and I currently have the child theme activated.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #17425

    created the child theme without making any changes at all yet

    So what is in the child theme’s folder? At this point, I’m thinking you should have just a style.css file that contains:

    /*
    Theme Name: Graphene Child
    Theme URI: http://example.com/
    Description: Child theme for the Graphene theme
    Author: Your name here
    Author URI: http://example.com/about/
    Template: graphene
    Version: 1.0
    */
    @import url("../graphene/style.css");
    /* Your modification goes here */

    every time I open the Appearance>Options page (I’m using Chrome), it freezes and I have to exit out.

    Have you tried accessing your site with a different browser? (Firefox is probably the best, although Chrome is a close second.)

    Ken

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