Graphene Child Theme problems

  • dramajan

    #5608

    MY SITE: http://janprobst.com/

    PROBLEM: Having difficulty installing child theme for Graphene theme.

    THE STEPS I’VE TAKEN:


    1. created a new directory called “GrapheneChild” in “wp-content/themes”

    2. I uploaded a file named “style.css.rtf” which contains the following code:

    /*
Theme Name: Graphene Child


    Description: Child theme for the Graphene theme


    Author: Jan Probst


    Template: graphene
*/

    3. Renamed this file: style.css

    4. In my dashboard, went to Appearance/Themes to activate the child theme. The child theme is not there, and at the bottom of the page under “Broken Themes” is the following message:

    “The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
Name Description
Graphene Child The parent theme is missing. Please install the “graphene” parent theme.”

    I have read numerous forum posts on this topic and just cannot figure out where I went wrong.

    Please advise. Thanks!

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #32299
    Quote:
    2. I uploaded a file named “style.css.rtf” which contains the following code:

    This should be style.css not style.css.rtf. Don’t use a word processor to edit text files; always use a text editor. Notepad++ on Windows is good.

    Quote:
    which contains the following code:

    You are missing the @import statement. See this: http://docs.graphene-theme.com/Customisation_using_a_child_theme

    You can just copy and paste from that page into your style.css and make changes as needed.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #32300

    Oops, just noticed this:

    Quote:
    3. Renamed this file: style.css

    Did you rename that via ftp? If so, then your only problem is the @import statement.

    dramajan

    #32301

    Hi Kenneth,

    Thanks for your help. I renamed the file via the rename function in my Cpanel.

    I just uploaded a style.css.rtf file with this code:

    /*

    Theme Name: Graphene Child

    Description: Child theme for the Graphene theme

    Author: Jan Probst

    Template: graphene

    Version: 1.8.1

    */

    @import url(“../graphene/style.css”);

    /* Your modification goes here */

    THEN renamed the file as above.

    Same problem. Same error coming up.

    Maybe the problem is uploading a file with that extra .rtf and then renaming it. I’m using the text editor on a mac (not a word processing program) and it will not save the file without that extension.

    I feel really stuck. Any other suggestions?

    dramajan

    #32302

    Yep, that was it. Used a different text editor and created a style.css file. Uploaded it to wp-content/themes/GrapheneChild

    Bingo! I have a child theme to activate!

    Now I’ve got that nasty background back and can’t remember how I got rid of it!

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