April 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm #34852
WP version: 3.5.1
Child Theme: Prose 1.5.2
Hey guys, as the headline indicates, I have some trouble to make my Prose Child Theme apply changes which I would like to make by changes CSS via WP_Dashboard -> Genesis -> Design Settings.
I made some changes and pressed the blue “Save Settings” button. Still, the changes don’t apply.
I have restarted the browser, cleared the cache completely and pressed F5 to reload the blog, but still no changes.
The blog is behind a htaccess-file protecting access by requesting a password. Do I have to change any file restricttions to 777 or anything?
Thanks for help.April 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm #34856
If that helps anyone: WP admin menu shows the changes after saving within the “Design Settings” page. Still, the CSS file does not show them. [ /wp-content/themes/prose/style.css?ver=1.5.2 ]April 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm #34871
Taking a look at the FTP folder, the style.css has not been updated at all. What does that indicate? …..April 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm #34886
Just to give you the (possible?) solution of my problem: The backend setting customization simply does not work. The support files by the creator are not up-to-date anymore, either. That’s why you “simply” have to change the style.css manually.
Let me just summarize that I am a little disappointed concerning the Prose theme. If you deliver backend design settings, make sure they really work. Otherwise it is easier all in all to do what WP users have done for years – do it manually (old-fashioned way).April 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm #34899
When you make changes in Genesis –> Design Settings, style.css is not modified. Instead, a new file is created, called settings.css.
The settings.css file (and the custom.css file and custom.php file created by the Genesis –> Custom Code screen) are not stored in the theme folder. You can find them in wp-content/uploads/prose/ (there will also be a file called minified.css there if you check the “Minify CSS?” box on the Design Settings page — for testing purposes, I suggest not checking that box, and keeping CSS un-minified until the site is ready for public consumption).
So take a look via FTP and see if settings.css has in fact been created in your wp-content/uploads/prose/ directory, and whether its contents reflect the Design Settings changes you’ve made in your dashboard.
If you don’t see a settings.css file there at all, there may be a permissions issue preventing WordPress from creating (or reading) the file. Usually, setting permissions to 755 on wp-content/uploads/ works, as long as that permissions setting applies recursively to subdirectories. The individual CSS and PHP files within the prose folder should normally be set to 644.
If that’s not the issue, post back here and let us know. Permissions and file ownership can be tricky beasts.
April 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm #35624
I’m having this problem. After updating to Genesis 1.9, the style.css is overriding the custom css in prose. Please help.April 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm #35626
Make sure that you’ve updated to Genesis 1.9.2, and then after that, go to Dashboard –> Updates and look for a Prose update to version 1.5.2.
If you’ve updated to the latest Genesis (1.9.2) but you are still on Prose 1.5 or 1.5.1, you will have this CSS problem. Updating to Prose 1.5.2 will fix it. And the Prose 1.5.2 update doesn’t become available/visible until after updating to Genesis 1.9.x, so you can’t update the framework and the child theme simultaneously.
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