I have created a subsite but now I want to inherit the look and feel theme from my parent site all the radio button are disabled under Setting >> Site Settings >> Master Pages .Is there a way I can enable those radio buttons?

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  • One of the suggested answer suggested that you try to activate the Publishing feature on the subsite you are working on, but you correctly pointed out that you already did that. You also said that the “Inherit theme from the parent of this site” radio buttons are disabled... can you check if the parent site is a publishing site and if not enable the feature there?
    – SPArcheon
    Jun 12, 2016 at 13:13

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It's for SharePoint 2010

Please follow the below steps:

  • Go to root level

In Site Collection >> Site Actions >> Site Settings >> Site Collection Administration section >> Site collection features

There is one feature named SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure >> Click 'Activate' button

  • Then go to subsite

Site Actions >> Site Settings >> Look and Feel >> Site theme

You can select “Inherit theme from the parent of this site” or “Specify a theme to be used by this site and all sites that inherit from it”

  • The feature is active,its a team site that I am working on.
    – lizzy1
    Jun 10, 2016 at 13:17

You have to go to Site settings in your team site you have created.

Goto site settings >> under look and feel >> click on site theme >>inherit theme from parent site.

find the screen shot below

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