I am using a Genesis child theme that I would like to make some custom changes to it, but would like to be able to update it when a new version comes out without loosing my edits. I am familiar with the parent-child practice, but since my theme is already a child of genesis what is the best way to approach that?
First, I tried to make a parent-child-child theme, but not only some of the markup is different, but I also lost all my widgets sections from the parent-child theme.
-created a new directory with a style.css and have this code:
/* Theme Name: parent-child-child Template: genesis */ @import url("../parent-child/style.css");)
Next, I copied all files(functions.php, Template files, other...I only kept the style.css from my first try) from my parent-child theme to my parent-child-child theme and it worked, but I am worried that the code from functions.php is going to be loaded twice and therefor slow down my website or even break it down at some point.
What would be the right way of dealing with this problem?