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    I woke up this morning to find that the Enfold Child theme is missing for the WordPress Admin panel even though it shows up in the themes folder. What is going on?


    Hi MtnStreamGroup!

    Can you explain a bit more on what you mean by missing from the admin? Is the style.css in the child theme folder or is there any errors in the Themes section of the admin?




    Overnight the child theme disappeared for the installed themes section of the WordPress Admin. The two versions 2.5 and 2.4.5 of Enfold showed up but the child theme magically disappeared. Therefore, WordPress automatically defaulted to Twenty Fourteen.

    I went into the domain through FileZilla to see if the child theme theme had mysteriously disappeared. The enfold-child folder along with style.css and all the other files for the child theme were in place in the folder.

    I downloaded the latest version of Enfold 2.5.2 and installed it.

    After watching your child theme video, I extracted the css file made some modifications to the description and theme name and overwrote the style.css file with the new one. A miracle happened. The child theme showed up again in the installed themes and I activated it.

    The issue now is I have to rebuild all the settings in the child theme, which is a royal pain in the butt.


    The theme settings are saved to whatever the name of the currently active theme is. So you should be able to re-name your child theme to what it was before and get the same settings.

    The issue however is that if you are installing multiple versions of enfold then the child theme may run into an issue where it doesn’t know what the real parent is since it uses the parents name to establish the parent:child relationship.


    So your recommendation is to delete all the old versions of Enfold and only leave 2.5.2 in place.


    Unless you re-name, yes. In general though I wouldn’t recommend keeping multiple versions of a theme within WordPress at the same time.


    I rename all of the versions before uploading the new one, but I deleted the 2.4.5 and 2.5 just to make sure there aren’t any problems. Thanks.

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