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 to Change MU/BuddyPress Group Blog New Installation Defaults [closed]

I am trying to work with a Multisite install of WordPress and modify the default "child" blogs in the network. The details are: -I have a main site built on Commons in a Box (CBOX) which is a ...
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Prevent child theme from inheriting a parent theme's required file

My parent theme has a file with a class that defines ads for that specific theme. It is required in functions.php. My child theme needs a duplicate file with different ad parameters so I would like to ...
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colorpicker WP 3.5 path to stylesheet when called from a child theme

What is the path to the 3.5 colorpicker stylesheet? wp_enqueue_style( 'wp-color-picker' ); I am trying to enqueue the color picker from a child theme but it does not load. I have added an admin ...
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Child Theme - what is the scope of overwriting files?

I noticed that creating twentythirteen-child/archive.php overwrites twentythirteen/archive.php but creating twentythirteen-child/shortcodes/drop-cap/drop-cap.php does not overwrite ...
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Use admin options from parent theme in child theme

I am creating a child theme for the first time. I have created style.css (and imported parent theme's style.css in it) and also some new files and additional functions in functions.php. Now, I have ...
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change the Theme dynamically

Is there some way to change the page template dynamically using just a url I wanna use it in a demo theme, so for example when the user enters a particular URL ending with for example ...
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Run two concurrent themes in one installation

I'm trying to add a 'blog' to my established and customized wordpress installation. Goal is to have a blog page that runs a child theme of TwentyTwenty, pulling any post of the category "blog-posts" ...
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Child theme only loads on home page

I was having the following problem: I created a child theme, it was 'correct', technically. It even worked and displayed the proper changes, and when I navigated to sub-pages (ie not the home page), ...
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Extending arrays in parent theme without completely overriding the files

I am new to all child-theming things and trying to override an array value which is declared in one of the php files. I also don't want to override the whole php file, because it has many other ...
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Why do some pages on my site use the previous theme?

I have developed a WordPress website using a Child Theme, I started with Twenty Ten as the base, then I created a new and improved version with Twenty Eleven as the base and some new features, now I ...
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Changes in comments.php in the child theme does not show up on the site

I am trying to customize the comments template in the comments.php and so have made some changes to the code, including a call back function in wp_list_comments() (which I have defined in ...
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wordpress every page returning 500 error

I found out I was editing themes wrong, and that I should be using child themes, so I duplicated the theme I was using, and told it to inherit off of its parent. That's about the only thing I did, I ...
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Converting a theme to a child theme in a network

I'm converting a few themes to children of another theme. I want the themes to have the same name as before, and I'd like the change to be transparent to the users of my blog network. When I replace ...
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creating a new child theme

When I create a child theme I have to create it all under the unzipped wordpress/theme file? Will it automatically add itself to my web page or does something have to be done to activate it?
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Standard Way To Do Custom Work Within A Page?

First post here, looking forward to using this community more. I'm trying to figure out the "standard" way or "proper" way of doing custom HTML work within a particular page. For example, I'm ...
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Custom widget breaking widget section in admin menu

I am building a child theme at http://habitat.erniehigh.com for a client. I need to add custom widget that shows recent posts by category. I have built similar widgets elsewhere using basically the ...
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Override typo in multiple parent theme files?

I'm using the lovely Imbalance theme from WPShower. I am able to make almost all the modifications I need through files and filters in the child theme I created. However, there is a typo that appears ...
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100% Width Footer - Custom Child Theme

I am working on a custom child theme for Wordpress and I can not seem to get a footer width of 100% to be represented. Live Example Page : http://glustik.com/wordpress/ I have tried multiple things, ...
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CSS in child theme not overriding the parent theme [closed]

I am trying to make a child theme for a premium template. My css isn't overriding the parent though. I'm trying to figure out what's going on. Other than important the parent theme's css, is there ...
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How to create a second index.php?

I need a duplicate of index.php, but slightly modified. I added a "vote it up" plugin. So, I want the user to select how to display posts - by new or by popular. I know what to add to second ...
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Customized widget area - how to override or filter class xoxo?

I need some help with restyling my alternate widget areas. I've created some new widget areas, and placed one into the main content of my index.php. This works just fine, however i want to style it ...
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Test if a Category contains certain Custom Post Types

I have several Custom Post Types and several Categories. Within my pre_get_posts hook (in functions.php), I'm changing the chronological order for very specific Custom Post Type archive pages. ...
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adding navigation to genesis themes

i'm following a tutorial provided here to add navigation menu, but not able to find out set of #nav in my style.css & my theme is eleven40. What we need to replace to get navigation menu?
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Child theme template file will not load

I have a child theme that will load my style.css file but will not load my php template file. I got this template file by copying and pasting it from the parent directory into a new file with the ...
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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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Wordpress theme Modifications not showing up on live server

I have been working on localhost with a theme that was already installed on live server. After i completed my mods, uploaded the files to themes folder in wp-content but to my disappointment, the same ...
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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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Display random page

I'd like to display a random page that: has a parent page of X or Y or Z, etc. excludes pages with the title "Contributors" The following code works (though without the specific conditions above), ...
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Redeclare a function in a child theme

I want to redeclare a function that I inherited from the parent theme. When I do it in functions.php, I get a fatal error that redeclaration is not possible. I did a workaround: creating a modified ...
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Body classes in child theme

In the theme twentyfouteen, the full-width class is defined with the following code if ( ( ! is_active_sidebar( 'sidebar-2' ) ) || is_page_template( 'page-templates/full-width.php' )  || ...
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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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add function to thematic hooks [closed]

i am newbie with php , i need help to create function to add it in thematic theme content area from this code ? $term_slug = get_query_var( 'term' ); $taxonomyName = get_query_var( 'taxonomy' ); ...
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What is __(arguments) in my functions.php

I have been handed the work of previous developers and so I am analysing the functions.php in my Circles child theme. Basically there is this code, which I know what the function does except for the ...
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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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Loading Canvas & WooCommerce translation file in child theme

I'm trying to localise a site (Canvas child theme). I already have the translated .po and .mo files. I uploaded the WooCommerce translation files to child-theme/woocommerce/i18n/languages/ in the ...
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What to do when child theme is out of date with parent theme

I inherited a site with Genesis as the parent theme and a Genesis child theme. The parent theme has smoothly been upgraded over the years. The child theme, however, was based on an older version of ...
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Use Yoast SEO Title for Recent Posts on X Theme

I know this is super specific but hear me out. On my site I use the X Theme (linked so you can see what I'm referring to). "Recent Posts" is a module of the X Theme which I have setup to show the ...
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How do I make my child theme's CSS update when I save it?

Current System WordPress 4.1.1 Theme: Child theme of Lovecraft Issue Summary My theme, a child theme of Lovecraft, is calling the stylesheet with the URI ...
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Custom field not showing

I am trying to get 3 images and their links which I have defined as custom fields. The custom field aren't displayed and when I var_dump() my get_post_meta() it returns string(0)"", what am i doing ...
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display last post modified date in genesis child themes

Since I frequently update posts so it’s crucial for me to display last modified date instead of post published date like following image. Its because I want search engine to display my post last ...
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Child Theme CSS Not Overriding Parent Theme In MultiSite Site

I've been banging my head on the wall for a while now trying to figure this out. I have a multisite setup currently with just the main site and a network site I added. The main site displays just ...
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Can I change header.php of current theme through a plugin function?

I need to add some html into the header.php but instead of directly changing the header.php of my theme or creating a child theme, how can I do it with just actions and/or hooks?
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Vague Errors from VIP Scanner Plugin

I am building a site with WordPress 3.4.2, have made a child theme of WooTheme's Canvas 5 (http://www.woothemes.com/2012/06/canvas/) and am now using the VIP Scanner plugin ...
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Image Size wrong during upload

I am currently in the middle of developing the front page for a online store. I am trying to resize the width of the image to expand it across the full width of the page, however the image will not ...
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Should I create a child theme for a parent custom theme? [closed]

I am going to create a mobile version of a desktop theme. Device Theme Switcher plugin will use a correct theme based on the client device. The desktop theme is a custom theme. So should I create a ...
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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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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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melville and its child theme

hello guys im making child theme of melville and i wanna make a custom page with a static menu (as in not made with wp ) of my own and under it i wanna display the content and i use this ...
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Obtaining the original unchanged Theme [closed]

Quite a few months back, I had used a third party theme v 2.9 in my wordpress site. I made a few custom changes to css/.php based on my needs. Now, I plan to upgrade the theme to v3.8. Before doing ...
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I'm new in developing responsive Wordpress Theme, so which framework to use or work from scratch? [closed]

I'm totally new in developing responsive Wordpress Theme sector. But fortunately, I've heard of Frameworks like: Underscore, child-themes, Genesis !! What speciality each Framework has? I'm much ...