Solved

child theme wrecks display

Posted on 2014-03-15
3
554 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-15
Hi,

I am testing a child theme on twenty fourteen. The child theme picks up but wordpress wont display properly now  as all the styling is gone.
The child theme just contains the below which should have no effect on the wordpress default of twenty fourteen

/*
 Theme Name:     myChild Theme
 Theme URI:      https://wordpress.org/themes/twentyfourteen
 Description:    kjh
 Author:         jklj
 Author URI:     http://127.0.0.1/wordpress/
 Template:      twentyfourteen
 Version:        1.0.0
*/
 
@import url("../twentyfourteen-child/style.css");
 
/* =Theme customization starts here
------------------------------------------------------- */
0
Comment
Question by:jagguy
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39931182
Check if the file "../twentyfourteen-child/style.css" exists.

HTH,
Dan
0
 

Author Comment

by:jagguy
ID: 39931184
yes it exists in same dir as twentyfourteen

i followed this.

http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/wordpress-child-theme-tutorial
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
ID: 39931189
If it's in the same folder as twentyfourteen (presumably ../twentyfourteen/) it's not in ../twentyfourteen-child/style.css

The folder structure should be something like this
/public_html/wp-content/themes
/public_html/wp-content/themes/twentyfourteen
/public_html/wp-content/themes/twentyfourteen-child
etc

In your new folder (twentyfourteen-child) which should be empty, you create a style.css file where you import the styles from the mother style.

So instead of @import url("../twentyfourteen-child/style.css"); - which creates a circular reference
you use @import url("../twentyfourteen/style.css");

And then override the declarations as needed.

HTH,
Dan
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In order to have all security and back ups taken care of, WordPress users can sign up for services with WP Engine.
CSS is a visual language used to classify objects and define rules about how they should be displayed. CSS skills aren’t restricted to developers anymore, there is a big benefit to having a basic understanding of the language, regardless of your occ…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to Import and export files in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php : Click on Too…
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now