I am trying to make a child theme for a premium template.

My css isn't overriding the parent though. I'm trying to figure out what's going on. Other than important the parent theme's css, is there anything else I need to import into the child theme folder? Right now there is just style.css.

The site is http://wpdallas.com/test/

closed as too localized by fuxia May 17 '12 at 2:56

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  • I just noticed you edited my question. I can't seem to see what you edited (or what I entered in incorrectly.) :) – Rick Smith Feb 22 '12 at 10:35
  • @Brady edited the title (removed 'Child Theme question'), and layout of the question. – Stephen Harris Feb 22 '12 at 16:04
  • @RickSmith - I changed the title to be more descriptive of your issue. You can see amendments here: wordpress.stackexchange.com/posts/43122/revisions – Brady Feb 22 '12 at 16:08
  • Close-voted as too localized. This is most likely an issue with your commercial Theme's handling of stylesheets. – Chip Bennett Apr 27 '12 at 13:43

It's throwing some errors for the some of the style sheets... are you sure you've got them in the right theme folder? because you seem to be calling from two separate themes:

Standard-Child-Theme-1 & Standard.

If they are in the same folder, I'd personally use to make life easier.

  • Hmmm. I made a change in one of the parent themes that seemed to fix my issue, but I do see there are some errors that are showing up,..some 404's on some of the style sheets its trying to pull in. The first theme is the child theme, the 2nd is the parent. Here is my style sheet for the child theme, how's it look? wpdallas.com/test/wp-content/themes/Standard-Child-Theme-1/… – Rick Smith Feb 22 '12 at 11:32
  • Could you try in this @import url("../Standard/standard_framework/css/standard_framework.css"); The other thing, I've noticed in your child theme css - you're styling elements that I can't seem to find on your site. – schizdazzle Feb 22 '12 at 11:43
  • Ok, I've added that import line...also what elements am I styling that you can find in the theme? (Thanks for your help by the way.) – Rick Smith Feb 22 '12 at 11:46
  • ignore my comment about the elements... found them. – schizdazzle Feb 22 '12 at 12:01
  • Ok. You had me worried there for a bit. :) Does it look like adding that line of code fixed my issues? – Rick Smith Feb 22 '12 at 12:06

There was a problem in the theme itself, this has been corrected since this question was posted. The parent theme was not properly coded to work with a child theme.

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