Hello. I've posted once before and received some very helpful advice. Unfortunately, I'm only now getting around to acting on that advice. So far, after following the basic tutorial for using a child theme, I seem to be running into a problem. I freely admit that I'm a like a monkey with wrench when it comes to understanding and being able to write usable code, so if the two questions I need help with seem incredibly stupid, at least now you know why :P
1.) I can't seem to get my Child Theme to work and instead get this error:
Warning: file(/hsphere/local/home/laughnca/otakugaijin.com/wp-content/themes/tinkerstheme/style.css) [function.file]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /hsphere/local/home/laughnca/otakugaijin.com/wp-includes/theme.php on line 180
Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Bad arguments. in /hsphere/local/home/laughnca/otakugaijin.com/wp-includes/theme.php on line 180
2.) Although I appreciate the numerous sidebar options that Thematic supports, I was disappointed to learn that it doesn't offer a left hand sidebar. How do I go about adding one to my theme?
Any help that can be provided would be most appreciated.