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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How can I find WordPress files on the remote side in Filezilla FTP?

Currently I am doing the WP Development track on TreeHouse (beginner) where I am trying to make a child folder. The child folder is meant to be able to save the WP theme while any other updates are ...
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Login errors after wp_enqueue_style with child theme [on hold]

I finally got my child theme to work when using wp_enqueue_style in a functions.php doc. But now I can't log in to the backend of my site. When I go to /wp-admin/ I just get a blank page? Contents ...
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Confused about how to use wp_enqueue_style

I've read the updated codex about using wp_enqueue_style instead of @import. I'm a newb and just flat out confused how to use this. My theme is athletica and my child theme is athletica-child. Do I ...
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How to combine/minify prototype & scriptaculous and load it at the end? [duplicate]

Currently my WP 3.9.1 installation loads prototype and scriptaculous as follows: <script type="text/javascript" ...
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TwentyTwelve child theme mobile menu not working

I have a pretty simple child theme of Twenty Twelve active, but the mobile menu does not expand when pressed. Here is header.php: <?php/** * The Header for our theme. * * Displays all of the ...
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Adding function from parent theme to child theme

I need to edit a few files that are part of a parent theme that I am using. I have put them in the child theme folder. Now I need to deal with the function for it. This is the function in the parent ...
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Child theme does not overwrite parent themes style.css

I just created a child theme but every change I make in the style.css does not overwrite the parent style.css - other files work. I just did it like that: Making new Childtheme Folder in the Theme ...
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Change default header image in twenty fourteen child theme

I am creating a child theme using twenty fourteen as the parent theme. I want my child theme to include a custom header image by default. This header image can be set in the theme's custom settings, ...
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Preserving theme settings in child theme

My client uses Karma theme with many settings in theme options. I need to keep my CSS and PHP additions in a child theme so that theme updates don't wipe it out. However when I select my child theme ...
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Child theme CSS file is not loading background image

Hey guys I'm developing a child theme, I've created a style wich loads a background, I've created the images folder in my child theme as well. most of the styles are being loaded as planned, this one ...
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Versioning @import of parent theme's style.css

Context I built a child theme based on Twenty Thirteen which works quite well. After updating the parent theme to version 1.3, I noticed strange behavior with the styling which was caused by a cached ...
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How to override a theme template file with a child theme template file (of the same name)

In my main theme functions.php I have: require_once (THEME_PATH . "/woocommerce/tw_woocommerce.php"); So I created a woocommerce folder in my child theme folder and copied the tw_woocommerce.php ...
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child theme performance / avoid import and minify JS files

I am working on a child theme and I have been having troubles with the performance. The parent theme is not very good and I cannot see a way to improve the speed of the child theme at least a little ...
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Prevent a base themes css file from loading

I have created a child theme from the openstrap theme and rather than use Openstraps bootstrap css file, I would like to use my own custom bootstrap css file (using bootstrap custom sass, which is all ...
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Child Theme's Read More Text

I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to change the Read More text. I'm currently creating a Child Theme of Oxygen and as far as I can tell, they don't have a function to easily change it. I want ...
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Why are my parent styles loading after my child styles?

I am trying to build a child theme that uses SCSS. However, every time I make changes and recompile my stylesheet, it gets overridden by the parent stylesheet. This is because, in the head of my site, ...
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Child theme urls: How to point to a correct folder

I have created a child theme. My problem is that the get_template_uri() is pointing to parent theme's template directory. How do I refer to the correct (child template) url?
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different child theme for subdomain

I've got a site that I'm trying figure out how to apply different child themes to based on a subdomain. Applying the child themes shouldn't be difficult, it's more the .htaccess magic that I'm a bit ...
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Custom Post Type Pagination For Genesis Child Theme [closed]

Is there any possible to implement the pagination for custom post type in Genesis child theme, I'm using Genesis : 2.0.2 and Wordpress version is : 4.0. I've tried the following code in my template, ...
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Blank child theme - functions.php problem

I've created a child theme, and moved all the modifications I had in the parent theme functions.php into the child theme's functions.php. Now if I preview the theme, it is blank. I've got three ...
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Selling a child-theme of twenty-thirteen is legal? [closed]

I built a child-theme based on twenty-thirteen theme, the basic ones that comes bulit-in wordpress. Can I sell it now on codecanyon and make a profit from the child-theme i built and developed? is it ...
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Child theme functions.php

I'm not sure how to implement a change in my child theme's functions.php. In the woothemes documentation it says that "The functions.php in your child theme should be empty and not include anything ...
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Include files in child themes, declare in functions.php

I'm using a child theme. I want to make a change to a file which currently resides in: mybasetheme>includes>sf-content-display>sf-post-layouts.php So I copied the exact same file structure into ...
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How to configure folders with 'Child Theme'?

I created a 'Child Theme' for customize my Template but I don't know how to subscribe some files that found in folders of the theme. I tried to do like this: Original files: theme/css/file.css I ...
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Hide unapproved comments on front end of wordpress

I used this post I modified it to hide rather than show to contributors unapproved comments. This goes for unapproved comments on the contributor's own posts. I also used Adminimize to hide comments ...
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Cannot save widgets in custom sidebars

I'm working on a child theme of the Toolset Bootstrap Theme. I need to create a custom sidebar, so I registered the new sidebar in my child theme's function.php file: function ...
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styles from child theme not loaded for file other than style.css

I have set up a Worpress page with Multisite and Multilingual Press to support english and german. Currently only working on the english version. I use the "definition" theme of WooThemes and have ...
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Function in Child Theme not overriding Parent Theme function [duplicate]

I have read up on this and tried it myself, but I cannot seem to figure out how to override a parent theme function using my child theme. I need to know what I am doing wrong (and I am sure there are ...
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Override Constants in Child theme

I have a parent theme that declare these constant in function.php: define("THEME_DIR", get_template_directory()); define("THEME_DIR_URI", get_template_directory_uri()); define("THEME_NAME", ...
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Is it possible to override this function/class in a child theme?

Is it possible to override this widget function from a parent theme? I saw this blog, but it dealt with a simpler case. http://venutip.com/content/right-way-override-theme-functions parent class ...
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Installing plugins and using complex folder structure with child theme in WordPress

I'm creating a new WP website based on a template, and I've created the child theme for this template. It is working without any problem. I understand the basics for a child theme as adding my ...
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WordPress Twenty Fourteen Theme Sidebar

The Twenty Fourteen theme was used to create the basis of my own child theme. It's been pretty easy to override, but the left sidebar is proving difficult. I don't want to remove the sidebar ...
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Overide enqueue in non plugable function via child theme

I am trying to override a non-plugable function using the information on this page but it seems to have no effect. Can anyone see what's wrong. My code is remove_action('wp_print_styles', ...
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Why does my visual post editor break when I try to add a TinyMCE button?

I'm trying to add a button to my TinyMCE editor. I'm using WordPress 3.9.1, so I'm following this tutorial to add a new TinyMCE button. Right now, I'm just trying to get the tutorial version ...
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Twenty Eleven child theme anchor top menu not clickable

I am working on child twentyeleven theme. I have to do three things to my child theme. 1-Using page.php coping in my child theme.I added the code in page.php at top of the code <?php if ...
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Unregistering a Sidebar in Child Theme

I'm working with a handy responsive theme framework (Reverie) and I'm developing my own theme the right way using a Child theme. The Parent theme calls a sidebar called with an ID of 'Footer' and ...
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Child theme within a child theme?

I'm developing a child theme, but also want to make it possible for that child theme to have a custom functions.php file that won't be overwritten during theme updates .. is this possible in any ...
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Child-theme suddenly stopped working [closed]

I have been working on a website using the twenty twelve theme. I was modifying the footer.php and when I refreshed my website, I noticed all the extra css I had add in my child theme was not ...
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How to extend parent theme sections and settings to Options Tree

I am developing a child theme based on a theme that use Option Tree for it's options. Is it possible to add a new section with my child theme settings to the already defined sections by parent theme ...
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How to use custom stylesheet only for a template in child theme

I am using Themco's X theme. To modify the theme styles I used the Ethos child theme provided by Themeco. I have designed a custom template in the child theme. Now I want a stylesheet custom-style.css ...
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Is it possible to override the result of get_template_part()?

I'm working on a child theme, I strongly prefer not to override the main template files in order to maintain simplicity of the child theme as well as minimize the amount of code and maintenance over ...
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Overriding methods in a child theme

Guided by the Codex doc on Child Themes I have created a twentythirteen-child theme for my website by copying the unchanged index.php file from the parent theme and by creating this simple style.css ...
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Functions.php in child theme that loads CSS file breaks website

I created a child theme and created a functions.php file in the child theme directory that also has the required style.css file and a seperate custom CSS file that I want to load. This is the code I ...
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Where did my Theme Editor go?

I have 2 blogs, both are versions 3.x One of them, "Blog 1" is a multi-user blog. I can't edit the themes under Appearance->Editor , because it doesn't appear. "Blog 2" is a single instance blog, ...
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How to add modified php in child theme?

I have lot of modification in my php parent theme. How to save it to the child theme that I have? So, if ever the theme have some new version the php files that I modified would not affect. Thank you
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How to activate the child theme in Wordpress?

I create a new style.css and use it in child theme. And I create a new folder in wp-content and name it as themename-child and upload the style.css that I created. Now, I go to wp dashboard -> ...
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Woothemes Canvas - Variable Excerpt Length [duplicate]

I'm working with WooThemes Canvas - and using a child theme, and I'd like two different post excerpt lengths on the home page. The Featured Post is to have a longer excerpt, and the rest on the grid ...
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Order of stylesheets in child theme

Parent theme has following code for including styles. function blue_planet_scripts() { wp_enqueue_style( 'blue-planet-style', get_stylesheet_uri() ); wp_enqueue_style( ...
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How do I add new post formats to twenty fourteen theme?

I haven't used WP since 3.5 so forgive my rustiness. I am trying to customize a child theme of twenty fourteen for WP 3.9.1 to make it more like a corporate site rather than a magazine site. My ...
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unregister_sidebar in child theme not working

I'm woking on a chid theme for Ohsik. I'm trying to unregister a sidebar, but nothing is working Here's my function.php child theme code: function unregister_footer_sidebar() { unregister_sidebar( ...