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Basics - child theme

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  • Started 9 years ago by Jimbo
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  1. Jimbo


    Just a quick clarification on the use of child themes.

    Is the child theme directory just a backup folder or does it link somehow?
    eg. Changed the style.css in child folder and nothing happened - should it happen automatically? I managed to get my header image on to the site by editing the main style.css file.

    Do you have to copy changes you make from the child theme folder to the main folder to make your changes work?

    The pages look different eg. main/functions.php has different code in it to /childtheme/functions.php. If I copy child functions into main directory surely it will stop working properly.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. When you say "main" do you mean the Thematic core files? If you've set things up properly you don't need to touch them. And yes if you copy over the main Thematic functions.php w/ your child's function it will definitely break stuff. If you have you should restore them to their original state. I'd start over from a clean install of Thematic just to avoid problems.

    Your child theme folder is not a backup. Your child theme style.css should make changes automatically (as will changes to the child's functions.php)... which makes me wonder if you have your child theme activated? Ie... when you are in the WP dashboard is your child theme the one selected? If you have Thematic activated, then you can make all the changes in the world to your child theme and you won't see a difference.

    Hope that helps... I can't think of what else it could be.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. Jimbo

    Yes I meant my Themeatic core files.

    Your advice was clear and concise and I managed to get it working now.

    Thank you very much.

    Posted 9 years ago #

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