I am trying to create a child theme for the Fitness Hub theme. I'm following this guide (https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/), when it comes to part 2. it makes it clear I need to add a 'Template' header in the style.css (of the child theme), however there isn't a template name in the parent theme's style.css. So it's not clear to me what this template name should be. I used 'Template: fitnesshub', but this doesn't work, the child theme does not generate. I get the following error in my themes directory (on the browser):

The parent theme is missing. Please install the "fitnesshub" parent theme.

When I install the parent theme (clicking the link) the same issue occurs.


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As stated in the Theme handbook (https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/)

you need to use the parent theme dir name in the 'Template' header. In your case the template name would be.

Template: fitness-hub

  • This is the correct answer.
    – WSU
    Aug 20, 2019 at 9:50

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