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I am trying to make a child theme of the toolbox theme and use it in my multisite WP 3.2 install.

I created a folder called wp-content/themes/charlie-repair-toolkit/ then I created style.css in the folder with the following information (some of which is copied from the original theme):

/*
Theme Name: Charlie's Repair
Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/toolbox/
Author: Mike Wills
Author URI: http://mikewills.me
Theme: toolbox
Description: Based on the Toolbox theme from Automatic. This site is for Charlie's Repair
Version: 0.1
License: GNU General Public License
License URI: license.txt
Tags: custom-menu, sticky-post, microformats, rtl-language-support, translation-ready

This theme, like WordPress, is licensed under the GPL.
Use it to make something cool, have fun, and share what you've learned with others.
*/

@import url("../toolbox/style.css");

The theme is not shown in the Network Admin or the site's dashboard. Any thoughts as to what I am not doing right?

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You're missing the Template Name for the parent theme. It should look like this:

/*
Theme Name: Charlie's Repair
Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/toolbox/
Author: Mike Wills
Author URI: http://mikewills.me
Template: toolbox
Description: Based on the Toolbox theme from Automatic. This site is for Charlie's Repair
Version: 0.1
License: GNU General Public License
License URI: license.txt
Tags: custom-menu, sticky-post, microformats, rtl-language-support, translation-ready

This theme, like WordPress, is licensed under the GPL.
Use it to make something cool, have fun, and share what you've learned with others.
*/

@import url("../toolbox/style.css");

Where you have "Theme: toolbox" it needs to be "Template: toolbox"

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Thanks... I must have missed that somewhere. I could have sworn that the documentation I seen said to use Theme: –  Mike Wills Jul 12 '11 at 4:30
    
You're welcome, it's usually the little details :) –  Jeremy Jared Jul 12 '11 at 4:35

Doing this quickly via mObile phone. I think you need to change 'Theme: toolbox' to 'Template: toolbox'

That's my standard for Thematic child themes.

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