Styling a parent theme

I could use some css 101

I'm trying to style a parent theme called arclite from the farms 133 theme pack. I create arclite-child folder and copied the style.css to it (removing all codes but the theme details). Then I add the @import url and for my changes I simply changed the color from black to white resulting in... a, a {

Uploaded this new edit style.css to arclite-child folder but I see no changes. Something is wrong of course but what?

I watched Tammies video but the example was with buddypress so it was a bit over my head how to translate that to work and get my desired result.

Here is my resulting code in style.css. The one in my newly created arclite-child folder.

Note the http:// all have spaces. I am only trying to avoid them from creating links in my post.


Theme Name: Arclite

Theme URI: http://

Description: Simple but elegant theme with lots of theme options. Designed by digitalnature.

Version: 2.02

Author: digitalnature

Author URI: http://

Tags: light, brown, two-columns, flexible-width, right-sidebar, theme-options, threaded-comments, custom-header, translation-ready

Arclite Wordpress theme


Design and coding by digitalnature


The CSS, XHTML and design is released under GPL.



/* Inherit the default theme styles */
@import url( http:// ); a, a {

Help appreciated