I am new to Magento. I just installed Magento 2 on a MAMP local server. Everything works so far i figured out how to create all needed files in order to create my own theme. I activated it inside the backend and now I want to start to code my theme. It inherits the luma theme. After hours of reading tutorials and guides I am completely stuck. Where do I start? Let's say I want to change the background color of the header. I should be able to do this by copying and changing the parent themes content. So I copied everything inside the vendor/magento/theme-frontend-luma folder and put it into my custom theme folder which is app/design/frontend/Mypackage/mytheme Now when I activate my theme in Magento the site loads without any styling. What am I doing wrong? I am getting really frustrated and any help is much appreciated. Thanks!


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Choose your Theme:

    Stores -> Configuration -> Design

After Choose your custom theme in back end:

Remove pub/static content

   rm -rf pub/static

then Regenerate the static file:

  bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy 

remove var/* content

  rm -rf var/* 

Then Check it.

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