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Broken theme. Missing parent theme

  • devanijanssen


    Wordpress 3.4.2
    BuddyPress 1.6.1

    Installed BP, default theme functioning but after installing Tersus Child Theme it says it is missing parent theme. Tried to deactivate and install the themes again hit nothing has worked. I’ve also tried capitalizing and not capitalizing ‘BuddyPress’ and ‘Tersus’ for the template. What should I try next?

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  • geoutah


    First question: is this a Buddypress theme or just a WordPress theme?

    If this is not a Buddypress compatible theme, this would result in the theme not working.

    Try installing the theme first, without Buddypress. If it works, then you know it is not Buddypress compatible.
    I would carefully review the theme documentation and follow the installation and activation instructions. Most of the problems I’ve had start there.

    The WordPress error message says you need to get its parent theme; this is probably Tersus itself, and I found it on Github:

    Install and activate that plugin, and the error will clear for the child theme.

    Please also don’t ping most of the core BuddyPress developers on Twitter in future; these forums are the best place for support.



    Thanks a lot guys. We got it figured out. We made a ZIP for “Tersus” but needed to ZIP Tersus and Tersus-Child separately.

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