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Child theme breaks with any amend to style.css

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  • Started 3 years ago by soluble
  • Latest reply from helgatheviking
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  1. soluble

    I'm creating a child theme for thematic ( 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 3 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

    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 3 years ago #

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