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Child theme breaks with any amend to style.css

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  • Started 2 years ago by soluble
  • Latest reply from helgatheviking
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  1. soluble
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    Hi,
    I'm creating a child theme for thematic (0.9.7.7). Which installs & activates within WP 3.3.1 with no problem - however, as soon as I make any amendment (even to the description/author) to the style.css file within the child theme it all goes wrong, WP then fails to recognise the child theme at all & reverts to Twenty Eleven by default (under 'Appearance' > 'Themes').

    I'm using the child sample style.css file that comes supplied with the main theme & have tried editing the file within both Dreamweaver CS5.5 & also within the WP editor. Any edit within DW breaks it, editing within the WP editor initially gave the error 'theme does not exist'. I have just pasted a few styles into the WP editor & that has saved / updated ok, but I'm much more comfortable working within DW.

    Is DW doing something to the document type to break it? I'm simply opening, editing & then saving.

    I'm working locally on my mac using MAMP.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. i have no idea if DW is messing up the files, but this problem does seem unique to you. Though sometimes when you change a theme's name while it is active WP might think the theme is broken and revert. Can you activate it after the title is changed?

    give a different text editor a whirl. i like notepad++ but it is windows only. i'm trying to make the switch to

    http://www.sublimetext.com/

    and so far it is very, very pretty. textmate and coda are also supposed to be good.

    what if you just open the file in a regular notepad?

    Posted 2 years ago #

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