Parent/Child Theme (Multisite)-> Install Checkup

I just want to make sure i’m doing this correctly.

I installed Blogs MU theme in my wp-content/themes folder

-> Then I moved the mu blogs ‘child’ folder out of the mu blogs folder and relocated it to the wp-content/themes folder as well.

I then network enable the blogsmu child theme and leave the Parent theme just there floating on the ftp server. I then only proceed to update any css and what not in the ‘child’ theme. (do i have to do something to activate the css file in the child theme?)

Also – > Installing plugins – Can I install plugins through the network admin? or do i have to manually install/unzip them for multisite? ..


  • Emanaku
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi tgrOss, its basically all right – but to make the child theme work you have to do this:

    rename _inc/css/child-style-sample.css to child-style.css to use child theme

    ( as the style.css and the readme.txt in _inc/css of the child theme tells you :wink: )

    And normally you can install plugins through the network admin without problems.

    Have fun!!

  • Emanaku
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi tgrOss, did you do a WordPress Multisite setup? Then there should be already a folder wp-content/mu-plugins.

    You would copy the content of the Blog MU theme’s mu-plugin to the wp-content/mu-plugins folder …

    Have fun!!

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings tgr0ss,

    It appears that you and Emanaku clearly have this under control.

    I personally like to FTP up my plugins though I admit I do the updates using the WordPress uploader.

    With FTP I can see if there are any file failures plus compare there sizes if there is an issue.

    Thank you both for being WPMU Dev Members!

    Cheers, Joe

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