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Nathan Bolerjack2,007 Points
Child Theme results in "broken theme"
When I try to make a child theme folder inside my wordpress themes folder - the only result is that my parent theme appears "broken" to wordpress. What am I doing wrong?
Do you receive a more specific error in the Appearance section of your admin? For example, does it say that your stylesheet is missing?
If not, a couple of things to check would be that you have a style.css and a functions.php. The style.css will need to contain a specific section at the top as Tyler mentions.
Here's the info for How to Create a Child Theme from the WordPress Codex. Replace any references to Twenty Fifteen or Twenty Fifteen Child with your parent / child themes and you should be sorted.
Hope that helps :)