I have made .php edits along the way and as I was now looking to update the theme to v.1.7 from v.1.6, I thought it would be a good time to start doing things correctly and make a child theme.
When I put in the simplest of starting points (see below) it reverts the site almost back to the starting point of a new installation. No background, extra menu items, page's no longer showing portfolio items etc.
What would you recommend I do now, or is it easier to continue without a child theme?
/* Theme Name: Child of Propulsion
Description: Child Theme by Tim Rowley for Propulsion Theme by Kriesi
Template: propulsion */