Minimalist styling in 2.0 – is this right?

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    My new installation of Thematic 2.0 seems even more minimalist than previous versions, so I wanted to check that it has installed correctly and I’m not missing anything.

    In particular the menu is styled just as a list, not a menu with dropdowns like in 1.x. This is the same whether viewed on a full width screen or a mobile device.

    Please could you take a look at how it is displaying at Is this how Thematic 2.0 is supposed to look or is there more that I am missing?





    In short, no, the main stylesheet is not loading.

    The main stylesheet is registered under the handle “thematic-main” and lives in the folder library/css/main.css. For some reason only the theme’s style.css is enqueued.

    As I see the source code of the page, I notice the theme being referenced with the slug “Thematic-2.0” and not simply “thematic”. Since the theme is checking for the theme slug “thematic” in the enqueuing call, this is why the stylesheet is missing.

    If you change the folder name to all lowercase “thematic”, things should work. This is same solution as the previous thread you created. Note that this only applies when the parent Thematic theme is the active theme.

    In your child theme, all you need to add is

    wp_enqueue_style( ‘thematic-main’);

    or use the supplied code in the sample child theme for the stylesheet to load. No matter the folder name of the parent.

    That said, I would consider it a bug to require a hard coded folder name for the parent theme to work. I will make a note of it and fix it for a point release. Thank you for trying out 2.0 and reporting this.



    Thanks again. It looks like, once again, the renaming of the theme folder by Github was the root cause of the problem. It’s now working perfectly!

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