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[Child Theme] What if I only want to make a small change in Forum/Index.php

  • Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
    Participant

    @arnonel

    Do i need to copy the whole forum directory over to the child theme?

    copying only the index.php gives me errors

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  • Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    What errors do you get?

    You have to retain the directory structure when copying things over to your child theme.

    Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
    Participant

    @arnonel

    the structure is in place

    I copied /groups/index.php to /groups/index.php

    The groups folder in the parent theme has a whole bunch of other stuff, which i left…

    that gives me a white screen….

    If i copy all the other stuff, it works… but that kinda defeats the whole point, doesnt it?

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Just tried this, I don’t get a white screen.

    What errors do you get in your server log?

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Did you create a style.css and activate that child theme?

    Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
    Participant

    @arnonel

    yeah, child theme is working great http://spoint.me

    all ive done to date has been a few changes to header, footer, styles, etc

    so, its not the child theme….

    would you mind telling me…. in theory,…. is my understanding correct?

    even if groups, forums, etc have loads of files, if i only want to change one, i only copy 1 ? (yes, and keep directory structure in tact)

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Thats weird. It should not give an error if the structure is intact.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Your theory is correct.

    Sorry for sounding like a broken record, but do any errors show up in your server log?

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