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simple newbie question

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  • Started 12 years ago by mopani
  • Latest reply from oscar
  • This topic is resolved
  1. mopani

    I'm starting from scratch though i've spent hours reading up on thamatic. Can anyone please tell me which thematic css file I need to be working with to modify fonts? I've tried changing tyhe default and typography files in firebug with no success. Thanks

    Posted 12 years ago #
  2. Inside the thematic theme directory you'll find a folder named thematicsamplechildtheme take that and move it one level up to the themes folder. Log in to the WordPress admin and activate the child theme. Now you can edit the style.css file in the thematicsamplechildtheme folder... just add your code after the last @import statement and all should be well. As long as you are specific enough with the elements you want to style the cascade will work in your favor.

    Note that editing styles in firebug is only a dubugging solution and does not provide a persistent edit to the css.

    Also if you have done this and the changes to your css aren't showing up try turning of the cache in you browser wile you develop your site.

    Good luck- Gene

    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. mopani

    Thanks - I'll have a go and see what unfolds... My next question relates to the left and right margins. They seem to be huge. I'm using a 2 column right sidebar layout. Which bit of code allow me to experiment with narrowing the margins? Tx in anticipation.


    Posted 12 years ago #
  4. Already answered: margin query

    Posted 12 years ago #
  5. Hi Chirs,

    When I go to WordPress admin, my new child theme appears, but, with a scolding for me:
    "The theme must contain a stylesheet and a template" !!!
    What can I do ???

    Posted 12 years ago #
  6. Oscar-

    I think you need to upgrade WordPress to the current version. Child themes only work with WordPress 2.7 and up and that is the warning you get in versions 2.6.5 and below when you put a child theme into the themes directory.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  7. But, I´m using the WP 2.8.4 !?!?!

    Posted 12 years ago #
  8. Wordpress will generate a message like that in 2.7 or newer versions if
    1. the parent framework is not installed in the themes directory
    2. If you dont have the 'template' listed in the comment at the top of the child theme stylesheet.

    Theme Name: My child theme
    Template: thematic

    That is the bare minimum of what you need in the comment to get WordPress to see your child themes relationship to its parent.

    Sorry I missed that possibilty the fist time around. Other than that I'm not sure what It might be.

    Good Luck - Gene

    Posted 12 years ago #
  9. That´s it ! Now everything it´s all right !

    thanks boy

    Posted 12 years ago #

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