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[Resolved] BuddyPress child theme: template is missing

  • Avatar of Niklas Sletteland
    Niklas Sletteland
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    @niklas-sletteland

    I am having a very hard time getting BuddyPress to run as a child theme. I’m following the instruction at: http://codex.buddypress.org/theme-development/building-a-buddypress-child-theme/

    I currently have BuddyPress installed and the BuddyPress Default as my theme. I then created a new folder for my child theme, and put in in wp-content/themes, then put a style.css file in there. The contents of my style.css file are:
    `
    /*
    Theme Name: ATC Phoenix Alumni
    Theme URI: http://niklassletteland.com/portfolio/atc-phoenix-alumni/
    Description: A custom child theme for the ATC alumni association’s website
    Version: 1.0
    Author: Niklas Sletteland
    Author URI: http://niklassletteland.com/
    Template: bp-default
    Tags: buddypress
    */
    `
    As far as I can tell, that should be what I need to do to create the child theme… Under my themes section, I see the child theme, but it’s listed as a ‘broken theme’, with the description: “Template is missing.” I’ve been reading forums and troubleshooting this for a while, and I can’t figure out what’s going on!

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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  • Avatar of Niklas Sletteland
    Niklas Sletteland
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    @niklas-sletteland

    Hello all,

    I managed to get it working. Although I still don’t know what the problem was. I uninstalled WordPress entirely from my server, then proceeded to re-install and go step-by-step through the process, using the same style.css as before, and it worked.

    Ye’olde reboot solution!

    Cheers.

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    nicoblue
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    @nicoblue

    I’m having the same problem here, running 3.5.2 and BP 1.7.3.
    Default theme was installed and working. I’ve created a child theme with a style.css as per instructions linked above, then copied the header.php from the bp-default folder to the new theme folder, edited it to remove the search bar, activated the new child theme, everything was working fine. At next log-in the Dashboard says ‘ERROR: The themes directory is either empty or doesn’t exist. Please check your installation.’ and the Themes page ‘The parent theme is missing. Please install the “bp-default” parent theme.’
    But all the bp-default files are still there on my FTP, no changes were made.

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