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Thesis custom folder in Child Theme
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Lorenzo
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August 20, 2012 - 10:23 am
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Rick,

I've just gone through most of the Responsive Child Theme course again and have a couple basic questions.

1. I noticed that you didn't change the file permissions on the layout.css & and cache folder when you placed the custom thesis folder in the child theme folder. Is that not necessary?

 

2. In Lesson 1 you said to place a license.txt file in the root directory of the child theme. Where do I find that file? Does it come with the PSD files of the design I chose to use?

 

3. Does the template slug in the comment box of the style.css file in the root directory of the child theme have to be updated with the correct thesis slug every time I update thesis? Ex: thesis_184 updated to thesis_185.

 

I really enjoyed this course and hope to see more PSD to Thesis webinars if possible,

Thanks

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August 20, 2012 - 10:32 am
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Lorenzo - 

1.  You don't need to change the file permissions unless you have a problem with it at your host.  The file permissions are already set correctly and only need to be adjusted if they are reset by the host during installation or if the host has weird security issues.

 

2.  I'll add a copy of license.txt to the lesson 9 files.  license.txt can be borrowed from twentyten, twentyeleven or WordPress.  It's the same GPLv2 license.

 

3.  Yes the template slug does need to be renamed from thesis_184 to thesis_185 in order for the child theme to work in the latest version.  Thesis names it's versions with version numbers, which essentially make each version of Thesis a "different" theme.  I'm toying with teaching the ability to allow the user to select a version of Thesis when they install the child theme.

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August 20, 2012 - 12:49 pm
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Thanks for the info!

Quick followup regarding #1.

My site is hosted with 1&1. After uploading Thesis and looking at the file permissions I see the following:

cache folder: 755

layout.css: 644

However, diythemes.com say to change the cache folder to 775 and the layout.css to 666.

 

What do you recommend I should do? And should the permission settings in the custom folder located in the child theme folder match those in the main thesis theme installation?

Just want to make sure I get that right so there aren't any problems down the road confused

 

Thanks again

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I'd stick with 755 and 644.  I think the DIY recommendation is for when the default settings don't work.  In anycase, 755 and 644 work on all of my sites.

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