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Trouble Getting Child Theme to Work

Posted on 2014-11-24
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My site:

http://breezyhillcamp.com/

is a WordPress site with a cusomized theme. I am creating a child theme so I don't lose the customization in the event that the template is updated. However, when I switch to the child theme I lose the customization in my header. I have copied over the necessary files so I don't understand what is going wrong. If someone could log in and take a look and tell me what to do I would appreciate it.

Thank you.
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Question by:domgarofalo
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Jason C. Levine earned 250 total points
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For the header, how did you customize it initially?  Modifying header.php or using the Appearance menu on the backend?
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by:Tom Beck
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Is this question a follow up to
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Blogs/WordPress/Q_28561175.html
?
Or did you make other changes to the header.php?

Do you have a style.css file in your child theme folder that imports the style.css from the parent theme?
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by:Tom Beck
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Also, remove z-index: -1 from line 152 of style.css. It's causing the banner to disappear in Safari.

#headimg #logo-image {
    background-color: #87bc5e;
    overflow: hidden;
    position: relative;
    width: 100%;
    /*z-index: -1;*/
}
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by:domgarofalo
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Yes, header.php was modified. No, it's not a follow-up to the previous question. The style is imported from the parent theme. I will get rid of the z-index: -1 from line 152. What do I need to do to get the child theme to work correctly?
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by:domgarofalo
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I had to upload the image on the back end.
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