I am trying Bootstrap 7.x-3.6 theme.

But sub-theme for some reason is not working. I did follow the same procedure as described on the Documentation page for Drupal 7.

I am describing here, what I did,

1. Installed fresh drupal 7.50 on localhost.
2. Down loaded Bootsrtap 7.x-3.6 and enabled but not make is default.
3. Sub-theme: I did copy sass folder from the starterkits. Paste in /theme folder and rename with mysubtheme. Rename the file-name sass.starterkit with mysubtheme.info. And inside that changed the 'name'.

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Final image of /theme folder

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4. Downloding Bootstrap: Downloaded bootstrap file from here as decribed in following image. I did select Sass option. Pasted to /mysubtheme folder, rename with bootsrtap.(even to check, I did try all three options one by one, but same result)

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5. Downloaded Jquery update module also and enabled, default version was 1.50.

Now, Till this stage the site shows content but not a basic theme formatting. Comparative image below.

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What could be the reason or I am missing something.

  • 2
    Well I could go out on a limb and say you have to compile the SASS.
    – Jeff Burnz
    Aug 14, 2016 at 13:43
  • @JeffBurnz Hi, Well I have already compiled the SASS, as I am using other themes, i.e. Adaptive theme for other trial site which is in same htdocs of MAMP, that all working well with SASS. Do I have to do some special for this, recompile?
    – CodeNext
    Aug 14, 2016 at 13:48
  • Have you set the bootstrap theme as your base theme in your .info file? Aug 14, 2016 at 14:11
  • @MarkConroy Yes, it is reading like base theme = bootstrap.
    – CodeNext
    Aug 14, 2016 at 14:13
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    You should add information about compiling SASS, and the name, number of lines in, and location of the resulting .css-file to your question. Your "Base theme" looks OK, but your "Subtheme with sass" screenshot looks like there is no css present, so something has gone wrong with the sub-theming - but it is impossible to pinpoint what it is without knowing more about the css generated for your sub-theme. Also, what subdirectories to you have in your subtheme (is there a css subdirectory)? Have you removed the CDN? Aug 14, 2016 at 14:28

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Thanks to @JeffBurnz @MarkCornoy and @FreeRadical for their inputs.

The following setting needs to be disable in mysubtheme.info(sass.starterkit A original file). And may be @FreeRadical want to point out same thing by asking "Have you removed the CDN?" in the his comment.

; Disable the CDN provider so compiled source files can be used.

settings[bootstrap_cdn] = ''

After commenting out settings[bootstrap_cdn] = '' it does take the base theme setting.

Any more suggestion appreciated. For now, this solution works.

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