Problems creating a child theme

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  • #116860

    S Ennis

    I’m having trouble creating a child theme base upon Responsive (free).
    The most basic child theme I can create looks radically different than the parent (e.g., the background is different, the menu item’s sub-menus are promoted to top menus. The header image is reverted to the default.

    I’ve created a directory next to responsive in my ~/wp-content/themes/ directory.

    and I’ve added a style.css file that looks like this:
    Theme Name: Responsive Child
    Description: Child Theme for the Responsive Theme
    Template: responsive

    @import url('../responsive/style.css');

    Shouldn’t it look like the parent theme?

    What am I doing wrong?

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  • #118210

    Nu Eranet

    Is there a child theme made for the responsive pro? :)

  • #118244

    Thomas Oliver
  • #118429


    One of the key updates to Responsive is that you no longer need to have the @import line any more in your child theme.

  • #119012



    I have the same problem, also when I remove the @import as stated in the update.

  • #119037

    Thomas Oliver

    @ tanjadebie,

    Can you provide a link to your site?

  • #119165

    S Ennis

    So to expand upon Bryan Hadaway’s _terse_ reply (which is entirely true, but didn’t answer my question).

    It seems that it isn’t necessary to have a child theme anymore for simple style.css changes. In short, Bryan was trying to say there’s a better way of doing what you want to do.

    What I’ve come to realise is that what I was doing, was probably working. However, what was going wrong was I _expected_ the configuration changes I made when running on the Responsive theme would have carried over to the child theme. Which of course they didn’t. I had to re-apply the changes in the child theme as well.

    Not Responsive’s fault… the WordPress documentation and tutorials that I’ve worked with weren’t as explicit about that as I would hope.

  • #119177

    @s Ennis – Thanks for the follow up, just to double-check, all resolved now then?

  • #119217


    Not entirely off-topic: there seems to be a small bug in the footer when using a child theme; it refers to the core-folder in the child directory without failover to the responsive-directory in case it doesn’t exist.
    A symbolic link would fix this symptom.

  • #119218

    Thanks Pong, I’ll forward to development.

  • #119648


    This is fixed and will be in the next update.

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