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Thematic - Child Theme configuration

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  • Started 10 years ago by ratesofblog
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  1. Greetings!
    I'm new to customizing WP pages but one has to start somewhere...

    Using Thematic and I'd like to set up a child theme.
    Ive followed steps in many of the guides found here and there:

    copied the sample child theme from the Thematic folder into the wp-content/themes directory.
    renamed the copied folder to your new theme name and change the theme name in the copied style.css.

    But my WP Themes panel off the dashboard tells me the child theme is a BROKEN THEME; Stylesheet missing, Template missing.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. Hey and welcome on board,

    have you copied Thematic to your theme folder?



    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. Yes - and it appears as an option in the site's dashboard.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. Or did you mean the "Thematic" folder itself to the new child theme folder?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. No .. you should have a thematic and a child theme's directory as subdirectories of wp-content/themes.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. Could you please post the directory name of your child theme and the header of your child theme's style.css?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. Yes - two subdirectories.

    Directory Name: ratestheme

    (Here is exactly what is in my child theme directory)

    Theme Name: ratestheme
    Theme URI:
    Description: Use this theme to start your Thematic Child Theme development.
    Author: Ian Stewart
    Author URI:
    Template: thematic
    Version: 1.0
    Tags: Thematic
    Thematic is © Ian Stewart

    /* Reset browser defaults */
    @import url('../thematic/library/styles/reset.css');

    /* Apply basic typography styles */
    @import url('../thematic/library/styles/typography.css');

    /* Apply a basic layout */
    @import url('../thematic/library/layouts/2c-r-fixed.css');

    /* Apply basic image styles */
    @import url('../thematic/library/styles/images.css');

    /* Apply default theme styles and colors */
    /* It's better to actually copy over default.css into this file (or link to a copy in your child theme) if you're going to do anything outrageous */
    @import url('../thematic/library/styles/default.css');

    /* Prepare theme for plugins */
    @import url('../thematic/library/styles/plugins.css');

    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. Ok .. it's nothing wrong inside the style.css and it's nothing wrong with the directory name .. could you provide a link to your site or is this a local installation?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. Its a local installation I guess. Ugh - Im so green.

    I'm using a hosting service.

    Should I try reloading the Thematic Parent theme? At one point, rather than coping the Thematic-Child-Theme folder I removed it from the Parent and placed it in the new child directory, named ratestheme

    Realizing I could have just copied this Child-Theme folder into it's new home, rather than removing (and altering) an element of the Parent and rendering the Parent some how incomplete, I replaced it with data from my original theme download.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. I just reloaded all and started from scratch - it seems to have worked.

    I have a Thematic Child Theme; now for those custom changes.

    Thanks for addressing this issue, I'm sure I'll have more to come...

    Posted 10 years ago #

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