I made a child theme for roots and it worked as expected. I can override everything, including footer.php, but not header.php. My header.php looks exactly like the one from roots at the moment, except for the blog title, which I replaced. I googled it, but it seems that I'm the only one facing this problem.
Just to clarify, are you referring to this theme? If so, it doesn't appear to use the architecture of a typical theme - you'll need to copy
child/templates/head.php and modify accordingly.
Yes that is the theme Im talking about. But why head.php? I need to change header.php, because I want to modify the call for wp_nav_menu and I dont know how to do it via hook. And yes, I used the templates folder. In forum posts I saw that other people did the same thing with root's header.php and succeeded. Nov 14, 2012 at 13:15
So you copied
child/templates/header.php& modified? Nov 14, 2012 at 13:56
Have you also tried the same with
header-top-navbar.php? Nov 14, 2012 at 13:59
Yes, thats exactly what I did. And no, I haven't tried yet. I later will. I just googled it. Why does it contain another wp_nav_menu? Nov 14, 2012 at 14:19