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Run two child themes from one install of Thematic?

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  • Started 3 years ago by posword
  • Latest reply from kwight
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  1. Has anyone tried to run two child themes from one install of Thematic?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. hi peter- do you mean on the same domain? i'm not sure how you'd run 2 themes simultaneously anyway w/o separate WP installs.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. kwight
    Member

    Only one install of Thematic is required for any number of child themes on a site... does this answer your question?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. I should have explained it better. I have a hosted multisite account on which I currently have two sites with separate domain names. Can I reference the thematic on the first site from the second site CSS template statement?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. kwight
    Member

    I don't think so. I believe child themes rely on a relative path based on the "Template:" line in style.css; separate domain names would require an absolute path. More info here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Thanks everyone. It appears the answer is "No"

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. middlesister
    Member

    Well I don't know how it works when you have set separate domains for your multisite, but in my local testsite using subdomains it is actually possible to do. Meaning, one subdomain site is using one childtheme and the second subdomain site is using another childtheme - and only one thematic theme is installed.

    You need to network enable the child themes in the Network Admin, and then they become available to activate in the separate sites' admin panels. I didn't network enable the thematic parent theme, but it seems to work anyway.

    I guess you are using some plugin for the separate domain mapping? As long as both the child themes and the different sites are part of the same multisite install I think it would work.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. kwight
    Member

    Hmm, cool. I have never worked with multisite; I was just going on DNS knowledge, so I think I was premature.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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