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Guide on: How to create a child theme for Ultimo
Steve S
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February 13, 2014 - 2:58 pm
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As I am running into some problems updating Ultimo – I have come to realise that even my minor settings changes should have been carried out on a ‘child theme’ to Magento.
Can you create a guide on how to do it please (and maybe how I can protect the setting changes I have already created into a child theme)?

Thanks

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Matthew Ogborne

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February 14, 2014 - 10:06 am
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Hi Steve,

We’ll be including this in the Magento on a shoestring budget set of guides. As this is 100% needed to ensure that upgrades are easy to manage later on (plus saves making screw ups like I did first time around by editing the base files lololololololol)

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Steve S
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February 14, 2014 - 10:28 am
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Thanks Matt – but any idea when that will be? :-)
Need to create a child theme VERY soon!

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Matthew Ogborne

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February 14, 2014 - 11:20 am
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Hi Steve,

It won’t be “that soon” I’m afraid, hwoever see page 194 of the theme guide, the section is called “5.2.4 Examples of custom sub-theme”

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Steve S
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February 14, 2014 - 11:33 am
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Fine – thanks – will do

Update – and also read 5.2.1 it’s page 59 in the most recent theme guide.

Henry

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March 15, 2014 - 7:09 pm
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Hi Steve,

Did you manage to sort this out. If so please can you give me some steps to follow here

thanks

Steve S
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March 16, 2014 - 10:21 am
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Hi Henry,
Sorry I can’t be of help.
I did attempt the child theme, using the manual, but it didn’t work correctly, so I abandoned it.
Currently working without the child theme – and hoping Matt/Dave will do a guide sometime soon.
The changes I have made in the site are only settings/CMS block related at present (shelved any major changes for now),
so hopefully any updates will not cause us problems (fingers crossed on that one!).

Apologies can’t be of further help.

Cheers
Steve

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Dave Furness

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March 16, 2014 - 2:29 pm
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Hi Guys

We have the Magento guides sketched out and the use of child themes will be at the beginning of the 2nd part or the ‘Design’ part. We need to do a few ‘Foundation’ guides to bring everyone up to speed on using Magento for a website and not just for multi channel software…these guides will be pretty quick to work through though.

What part did you get stuck on @Steve S is there anything we could perhaps try and advise on in the mean time whilst we work up to the guides?

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Steve S
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March 16, 2014 - 5:54 pm
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If I remember correctly Dave – I think it my failure was down to not being able to find the correct folder or path to put the child theme ???
It’s been 4 weeks since I tried – and I can’t remember what the actual problem was! Haha – I go through so much I can’t keep track :-)

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Dave Furness

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March 17, 2014 - 10:46 am
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Ah ok, I know the feeling, these guides have been a learning curve for me too!

We will be looking at the Magento guides this week so hopefully we can get to the child theme as quickly as possible

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IanH

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June 27, 2014 - 3:18 pm
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Hi Guys,

I know it must be something simple, but I have followed the “Creating Your Child Theme” video guide https://understandinge.com/tutorial/msb-t-003/ but the home page is not displaying the text at the top of the page.

I have followed the instructions a couple of times now this is what I did:

I have ftp’d the supplied file (unzipped), entered ‘child’ in System/Configuration/Design/Themes/Default and saved that.

I clicked ‘save config’ in Theme Settings, Theme Design & Theme Layout as instructed.

I then cleared the cache and flushed the Magento cache & Cache storage & ‘Flush Java Script/CSS cache’

The header.phtml file is sat under /app/design/frontend/ultimo/child/template/page/html – I have also checked that the text is in this file. It is there within h1 tags.

Please help.
Ian

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Matthew Ogborne

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June 27, 2014 - 3:51 pm
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Howdy Ian,

The one thing missing from that list is in System > Configuration > Theme and setting the option to use the theme “child”.

Screen shot following in a moment.

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Matthew Ogborne

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June 27, 2014 - 3:52 pm
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Hi Ian,

See below:

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Matthew Ogborne

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June 27, 2014 - 4:09 pm
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Hi Ian,

Just realised that you’ve done that.

The other thing it could be is the file permissions, follow the path down “/child/template/page/html” and set each folder as 755 for the file permissions and see if that nailes it.

Matt

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IanH

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June 27, 2014 - 4:13 pm
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Hi Matt,

“I have ftp’d the supplied file (unzipped), entered ‘child’ in System/Configuration/Design/Themes/Default and saved that.”

I did that straight after uploading the files. I have attached a screen shot.

Anything else spring to mind?

Ian

IanH

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June 27, 2014 - 4:21 pm
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Hi Matt,

All folders permissions are set to 755 (they were already) and the files are 644 – the header.phtml in /app/design/frontend/ultimo/child/template/page/html as well as custom.css in /skin/frontend/ultimo/child/css

Ian

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Matthew Ogborne

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June 27, 2014 - 4:41 pm
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Hi Ian,

I’m sure it’ll be something daft, can you email me some admin login & FTP details and I’ll take a look for you?

Matt

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IanH

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June 27, 2014 - 4:59 pm
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Hi Matt,

Sure. Thanks. What email address, or should I use the contact page https://understandinge.com/contact-us/ ?

Ian

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Matthew Ogborne

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June 27, 2014 - 6:07 pm
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Hi Ian,

The Matt @ or support @ both come to me :)

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IanH

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June 27, 2014 - 6:41 pm
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Hi Matt,

Sent to the Matt address. Thanks for doing this for me.

Ian

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