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My WordPress site uses a theme that is a child of a parent theme. As required, both themes have style.css files. However, as far as I can tell WordPress only provides the mechanism to load the child theme style.css file. How do the parent theme styles get loaded? Is it necessary to manually import the parent theme's style.css file into the child style.css file?

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At the top of your child themes style.css add:

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

Obviously replace twentyeleven with your parent themes folder.

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OK- what I thought, just wanted to make sure that's the only way.. - thanks –  Yarin Sep 13 '11 at 18:58

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