I am having issues with creating a child theme for my Salient theme. I have followed the designer's instructions and the page just became a big mess. I wonder what can cause it so I can fix it. I am aware that this is not your theme so before you just send me off, please note that this is a general question about WP and is directly affected by some of your plugins.
What I did is create a folder in the Themes folder, create CSS file with this code
Theme Name: Salient child theme
I had to change the name of the template to lower case, before that the theme showed as broken on wp-admin.
I then activated the child theme.
The result is attached.
Luckily for me I was able to re-activate the main theme and hopefully all my pages are working now.
I am suspecting the original css code was not imported properly due to permissions or something like that. Did I do anything wrong? What could be the problem?