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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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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Child Theme functions.php was not running any functions

I created a child theme of twentysixteen and was trying to add a nav_menu using function register_menus() { register_nav_menu('landing', __('Landing Menu')); } add_action('init', ...
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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: ...
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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

0 down vote favorite 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 ...
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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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wordpress demo theme customization

https://selademo.wordpress.com/ I want the above layout for my website and i have the demo version of this theme which has some limited layout. How easily i can extend this demo theme to be like the ...
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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', ...
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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 ...
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Childs PHP files not overwriting Parent's PHP files

I have a php file located at: .../wp-content/themes/kallyas-child/pagebuilder/elements/TH_TeamBox/TH_TeamBox.php I'm trying to use the above file to overwrite the parent's TH_TeamBox.php file which ...
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WordPress Custom Fonts Problem! [closed]

I added custom fonts on my website! Its based on Genesis Framework.More then 15 days web fonts show every where,suddenly fonts missing but i checkout my fonts link and fonts deceleration on CSS its ...
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How to pass a numeric id to a page template?

I am using a Wordpress installation with Wordpress Social Login as a "canvas" for an HTML5-based board game. In the file /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/front-page.php I get the numeric ID of ...
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How to add #navbar to all page links?

I have several Wordpress websites with large images at their tops, using 2013 child theme. How to add #navbar anchor to all page links, so that the browser scrolls down a bit, when a user clicks a ...
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Set a link in child theme style.css to jump to #main [closed]

I have created a 2013 child theme by creating these 2 files - /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/style.css: @import url("../twentythirteen/style.css"); .site-header .home-link { ...
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How to overwrite template.php file

I'm using a child theme for my website. I tried to enqueue template.php file wich exists in includes folder but making any change in the template.php file of the child folder didn't affect pages. ...
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Add an option of the theme-options with a child theme

I want to add an option to the theme options of a theme. How can I do this? Replicate the theme_options.php within my child theme directory and include this file? This does not seem to work. How does ...
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How to NOT call Font Awesome or font icons in WordPress

I have a theme that makes use of Font Awesome icons by default. I have replaced all of them with custom .png icons using CSS. However, on web page load, the font-awesome icons takes up a size or ...
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Translate a child theme with pure PHP and gettext

I'm trying to translate a child theme of a parent theme that has all msgstr empty. Therefore, I've created the file de_DE.mo using the "WordPress i18n tools" recommended in the docs together with ...
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Override Class in Child Theme

I'm trying to customize a theme using Child Theme but I can't find a way to override this class, anyone can help me ? I've tried if ( ! class_exists('Extra_Page_Post_Settings_Meta_Box extends') { // ...
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Divi theme including javascript

I have tested the html and the css and the js independently of wordpress and all works fine. So trying to integrate it into wordpress. I have added the html code as a code module. I have created a ...
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Modify Blog Module layout in Child theme

I need to adjust how the featured image is displayed in their blog module. I need to change the display of the Featured Image from an IMG tag to a Background Image. So I can modify the frame (DIV) of ...
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Is it possible to slow down site with a bulky child theme?

I am creating a child theme for my theme and as I go through all the modifications that I want, I am almost overriding all the templates and adding a functions to the theme and had to dequeue some ...
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Should template files be copied to the child theme for editing?

I know that the style.css file needs to be copied to the child theme before being edited for changes. Is that also true for template.php files? If so, do I need to just copy the specific template ...
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What is the correct workflow for modifying child themes?

I am asking the following because I am fairly new to WordPress. I want to change the fontsize for post titles. This is what I do: I inspect a post title in Chrome using devtools, and find out the ...
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How to dequeue / deregister parent theme style

I'm making a child theme, and I'd like to remove the Google font style that it calls for in 'fonts-style' function nada_theme_styles() { wp_register_style( 'fonts-style', ...
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Free theme and css/bootstrap.css is not overridden in the child theme

Why is wordpress still using the bootstrap.css from the parent theme, whenI have a child theme which (successfuly for other things) inherits the parent theme? I have the bootstrap.css settled in the ...
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Passing variable from child theme to parent theme

I want to pass my google map custom colors from my child theme to my parent theme. So in my Parent Theme's functions.php I have add_filter( 'post_thumbnail_html', "map_thumbnail" ); function ...
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Theme Customization API limits

I am building a theme with a lot of theme options and I'm using the native customizer to include those customizations options. So I have registered dozens of new panels, sections, settings, controls ...
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Passing variable from child theme function to parent theme filter

I want to pass a variable from my child theme function to a filter which resides in my parent theme. Please let me know whether below code will work or not ? Is it the right way ? Code in Parent ...
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Hook in parent theme Menu function

Trying to modify Parent Menus function on child theme, the original function is: function original_theme_menus() { $menus = array( 'top' => __( 'Top Menu', 'theme-domain' ), ...
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Wordpress Child Theme Template auth_redirect wrapper

I'm successfully utilizing a child theme in Wordpress. I would like to create a page template that simply forces login for any visits to the pages where this template is in use. (Simply need to add ...
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How are updates to the style.css file in child theme recognized?

When I update the style.css in my active child theme, the changes are not immediately picked up. I tried doing a touch on the file, but the results have been inconsistent. It worked once, but did ...
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Override shortcode in child theme

I want to change a shortcode behavior in my child theme. The shortcode.php location is: /themes/xxxx/framework/helpers/shortcodes.php the code inside this file is: class SH_Shortcodes { ...
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remove_action not working, even after changing priority [duplicate]

So one of the functions in my theme is: public function job_manager_job_filters_distance() { //Show some HTML } And somewhere else in the document lies: add_action( ...