Child theming is a safe way to modify a theme. A child theme inherits a "parent themes" styles and then can selectively override. This alternative to "destructive" editing allows for safe updating of the parent theme and provides an easy way to undo theme changes.

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Child's Theme: changing style using css id tag not working

<li id="menu-item-10" class="menu-item menu-item-type-taxonomy menu-item-object-category menu-item-10"> </li> this is the html element I'm trying to access. I've tried: #menu-item-10 ...
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Child style loads before all parent styles

I'm trying to move to child themes, but seem to have a problem with the order that stylesheets are loaded. I have a parent theme, which is using wp_enqueue_style to load all stylesheets, this ...
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TinyMCE Error - Text displaying in a single column

Today, I encountered an odd error with TinyMCE after a migration of WordPress from server to server. When I went back to edit a post, the Tiny MCE editor placed each character that I typed on to one ...
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How do I integrate my Child Theme into a Custom Template?

I started working on this yesterday, and while I was able to successfully load my child theme, some of the site functionality went haywire. I suspect that I may need to add some code to my functions....
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ERROR MESSAGE: Missing index.php—Child Theme

I'm trying to load a child theme on a Custom WP Theme that was created by another developer. I created a stylesheet based on the Codex instructions but I'm not sure what's going wrong. Here's my ...
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How do I move my sites to a child theme without loosing customisation?

How can I make my websites that do not use a child theme, to use one, but not loose customisation, such as MENU, WIDGETS, and many other available in the theme at the time of change. This is something ...
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change the $content_width

I am creating a child theme based on 2016 I want to set new upload media images add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'azm_add_image_size' ); function azm_add_image_size() { add_image_size( 'helen', ...
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Changing header banner dimension in child theme

I'm using Twenty Thirteen Child theme for my website running WP 4.5.3. I would like to change the header banner dimension to 900x480. The content of my twentythirteen-child/functions.php: <?php ...
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How to switch the theme

English translation belongs to Google's machine translation If have not clear place, please let me know I think in a theme directory {Assume that the name is ABC} I want to deposit under ABC two ...
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Am I supposed to create a child theme for every theme I use?

I just learned about child themes recently and was wondering if creating a child theme for every theme I create is necessary. I just find it weird how other themes work okay without child themes, and ...
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How to include a plugin's (MailPoet) javascripts using child theme's functions.php

I have to include some javasripts files in all pages of my website. They are required by MailPoet to handle newsletter subscriptions. Now, I may add them directly into the head section, but I'd like ...
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Reuse variable in hook callback

I'm setting up a child theme in WordPress and I can't make add_action to be fired within functions.php. Functions.php is called and I can run code from within. Any idea on what I'm doing wrong? $...
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wp_enqueue JavaScript in child-theme (ReferenceError) using Search & Go

This is my first post here, so I hope I pasted the code well and you'll stand by interpreting the problem. I have deregistered and dequeued two scripts in my childtheme. When removing and adding ...
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Where to find the html for Wordpress site? [closed]

Where can I find the HTML for a Wordpress site? I'm using the "X" child theme. I found a tutorial explaining how to achieve an effect that I want and it says that "All I need is an HTML markup and to ...
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Override post-formats in child theme

I'm using a child theme that only has video post format, but parent theme defines all post formats: add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'gallery', 'link', 'image', 'quote', 'video', 'audio', '...
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Child theme functions.php file change database entries

I'm sure my title is not the correct terminology. I will do my best to explain what I'm trying to accomplish. Years ago I spent countless hours customizing a theme. I was finally forced to update ...
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get_template_directory_uri pointing to parent theme not child theme

The problem I am having is that the get_template_directory_uri is pointing to the parent theme like site/wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/myGallery/gallery_functions_include.php but I want it to ...
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child parent styles enqueue order

I have a wordpress theme which I hacked to my specifications. I know I'm not supposed to do that but it was long ago so now I'm trying to implement a child theme and I've put those revisions into the ...
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How to remove admin footer text from inside child theme?

I am using this set of functions in child theme to remove unneeded footer info: add_filter( 'admin_footer_text', '__return_empty_string', 11 ); add_filter( 'update_footer', '__return_empty_string', ...
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Why functions metaboxes is causing White Screen in Admin [closed]

I am having an issue after migrating a project to other server. When I go to /wp-admin I am getting a 'White Screen of Death'. If I access to /wp-login.php instead I get the login form but with an ...
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wp_enqueue wont work on some files?

So if i use the following in functions.php in the root off my child folder it works as supposed: add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'register_my_scripts'); add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', '...
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Child Theme header1.php file not overwriting parent theme's header1.php file

I am trying to add a custom header navigation to a WordPress site using a child theme (I'm using the Alphabet theme). I determined that I am using the header1.php file according to the styling inside ...
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How do I change number of columns in a proper way in twentyfourteen child theme?

I'm trying to deactive and reactive a javascript in my childtheme - from the twentyfourteen theme (so updates won't effect things). What I really want to do is to change column width from 4 to 3 in ...
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Setting up the child theme so as to enable right-to-left WordPress?

I want to make a child theme for twentyfifteen theme in WordPress to show in right-to-left direction. I read the documentation on that in Codex. But to be honest, the documentation was good for a ...
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Understanding child theme functions.php

I have successfully created a child theme for the Emmet Lite template, using the information provided on here and here The CSS file of the child theme looks like this: /* Theme name: Emmet Child ...
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Updating WordPress Theme Files

How do you update a site's theme files which has a child theme active? And can you do it entirely from the front end?
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Automatically include all php files in a child theme directory

I'm currently using a custom child theme across multiple sites, and would like to modularise particular custom features (e.g. ecommerce) by separating them into individual php files, and including the ...
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Echo tags used to describe the theme

I've got a plugin I am working on to return an instance of the WP_Theme object properties. The plugin essentially allows for a simple child-theme creation. /* Theme Name: <?php echo $...
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How to store a number (coming from cookie) into query vars for later usage in other filters?

I have a small HTML5 game playable (as "canvas") at different social networks, which sets an HTTP cookie. When a player comes to my Wordpress site (acting as help and support website for the game), I ...
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How do add a the style-mobile css from the main theme to the child theme?

I've only found one post on this and the OP asked for clarification, but didn't get any: How to enqueue both style.css and style-mobile.css in child theme I'm using a pretty standard theme and have ...
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Renaming a theme so it aids SEO and the theme used is hidden

We are using the Divi theme for our Wordpress site, we have also activated a Child Theme that we have named our SEO keyword. However, when you look in the "View Source" and Theme Sniffer Chrome ...
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My child theme can't work Error: “The parent theme is missing. Please install your parent theme”

I am using the Pricerr theme. In my parent theme I have a CSS folder with a few css files in it, a rtl.css and a style.css. What should be the code to put in the functions folder so that I can pull ...
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Widget text color change

hello i have this site and in the footer section there is the recent posts widget with the grey colored text. I wish to change it to white, i tried adding some custom css code in the theme child with ...
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Wordpress Child Theme Calling Images

I am using a child theme but it does not display any images. I am reading a book which suggests the following: "There is a difference in calling images from parent themes and child themes: for ...
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Problem with loading images from child theme CSS file with relevant path

I am getting an issue with loading relevant images within CSS file from a child theme directory. I placed - Sites: example.com OR sub-domain.example.com body{ background-image: url(/wp-content/...
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function of parent not working in childtheme

I have a plugin used on a parent theme which uses shortcode. The plugin (shortcode) works on the parent theme but when I switch to child theme it no longer works. I've only added the child theme code ...
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Unhook action from child theme

I have decided to use a WooCommerce Storefront child theme called Galleria, when I have previously used the Storefront theme I have used the common remove_action to unhook the defaults and replaced ...
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WordPress master + child themes + Git workflow

I've been trying to work out the best solution to develop several WordPress sites using the following, but can't seem to decide what the best workflow would be. I got a master site - WordPress A. I ...
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Twenty sixteen - full height

I want the twenty sixteen theme to "fill up" the height even if the page is empty. So.. If the content does not fill it up, it will be minimum full height.
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What happens to child theme if I change to new version of parent theme?

What happens to child theme if I change to new version of parent theme? Tesseract theme came out with new version. But what happens to all changes saved in original Tesseract child theme? Will changes ...
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Getting 503 on various files

I'm having issues with BeTheme, to say the least. I can't figure out why loading a page, either on the front end or back end, always gives me TONS of 503 errors for the various javascript, css, or ...
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wp_enqueue_scripts doesn't work for template pages

In my child theme's functions.php I wrote : function add_js() { echo "path is : ".get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/script.js'; wp_enqueue_script( 'script', get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/...
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Changing admin options via child theme

I'm trying to add theme options via a child theme. The parent theme uses a function to set the array of options, then calls that function, all on the parent options.php page. I've tried copying the ...
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Scratch theme needs to be a child theme, but for which parent? [closed]

I have inherited a messy Wordpress site at work. The site was created from scratch with no obvious parent theme - it's not based on anything. I am trying to fix it without having to start from fresh, ...
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How to disable admin notice in child theme? [closed]

Similar to How to remove plugin install notice from non-admin users in Wordpress?, Disable update notification for individual plugins. I have purchased a theme, which displays a notice in admin panel ...
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What template is used for viewing Media Library Files?

I would like to create a special page template in my theme for viewing the media library files. Currently, when I click a Media Library image file I get a page template from the parent theme. Does ...
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Overriding Plugin Function in Child Theme

I have a plugin and a custom post type class like this. I want to override one its function in my child theme. class Inspiry_Property_Post_Type { /** * Register Property Post Type * @since 1.0.0 ...
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Unable to change the priority with 'remove_action' and 'add_action' in child theme

I am using an Woo theme. In the parent theme, there is this function: function woothemes_wp_head() { do_action( 'woothemes_wp_head_before' ); if ( function_exists( 'woo_output_alt_stylesheet' ) ) ...
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How to create and populate with few links a menu in child theme functions.php?

The official Twenty Thirteen theme defines just a single menu in the /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/header.php file: <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'primary', '...
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LESS not working in WordPress [closed]

How to run the CSS preprocessor (LESS) in WordPress? I'm trying to apply LESS in my child theme. I create variable.less and place it in the child theme folder css/less/variable.less and I call this ....