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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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( ...
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What are some best practices for switching the child theme for a production site?

I have a couple questions related to the best strategy for changing a site's theme. I'll do my best to set the stage apologies ahead of time for the verbosity. I setup a Genesis/Zigzag Press - ...
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Child theme functions randomly broke while editing a page — no errors

My client was editing pages in the admin area of their site, which is currently being hosted on my server. Two of them were logged in simultaneously, but that shouldn't matter. We're using a child ...
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Unregistering custom tinymce plugin?

I want to unregister a custom tinymce plugin in one of my child themes. The custom tinymce plugin uses basically: http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Filter_Reference/mce_external_plugins excerpt: ...
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Help with a childtheme [duplicate]

I'm looking to put a slider into the header of my childtheme. I'm using the Govpress free theme I really don't know where to start. Any suggestions/advice to make this work?
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Remove HTML from search.php of my parent theme

I have a child theme of the theme alterna, and in the search.php (among other code) there is this: <div class="entry-left-side span3"> <div ...
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Proper way to make a tweaked theme into child-theme setting?

I've started to tweak a theme and it's been a long road since I've started, but I came across several sources that claim this is not a good practice. I've read that the proper way to do this ...
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How to tell if a script is being executed from a plugin, a theme or a child theme in WordPress?

I have a framework for WordPress that can be embedded into either a plugin, a theme or a child theme. In order to return proper URLs, the script needs to determine from where it is being executed. I ...
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What is the major difference between child theme and normal theme

What is the exact difference between child theme and normal theme, and what are the advantages of using child theme?
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Child Theme > Template

I incorrectly updated the Template variable in the style sheet of a Child theme. However, the site was still OK. The only indication I had was in the Admin section it said this theme did not exist. ...
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css3-mediaqueries-js failing with child theme

Within my parent theme functions.php, I have the following snippet: // Add mediaqueries-js function footer_scripts(){ echo '<!--[if lt IE 9]><script ...
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Renaming child-theme folder fixed wp-admin blank

Weird thing happened. I have a WP instance, and I wanted to have a local copy. I copied all the files, created the DB from a dump, and everything seemed to be working fine. However, when going to ...
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Create shortcode in Child Theme?

I have created a child theme, and I am trying to add a shortcode to its functions.php file, by doing this: // functions.php of child theme <?php include(WP_CONTENT_DIR . ...
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WordPress picks parent theme's home page template instead of the child theme one

I have a child theme with its own home custom page template called "template-home.php" (Template Name: Home Template). I have a "Home" page which uses this template. Everything works fine as long as ...
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Editing Admin via Child Theme

The theme I'm using provides an admin page that lets me easily setup jQuery sliders on my homepage, but it limits me to five. Now I'm able to go into the actual theme files and edit these so that the ...
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adding a unique page to an existing site

i'm a wp newbie working with an existing site. i've been asked to add a unique page to the site and am having trouble finding out if this is possible. the current site would not change, but there ...
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Child theme not working properly

There's a theme that I want to customise and when I use a child theme in it's most basic form, the main navigation bar disappears, the fonts seem different and there's a few other oddities. The ...
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What the mean about 'child theme'?

I have read on codewordpress about this issue. In the article "A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme". And then on stylesheet use import style from parent ...
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Running javascript in a child theme. Works in jsfiddle

Here is the JSFiddle http://jsfiddle.net/thornwalker/3LQjS/ I'm trying to get it to run on my wordpress blog and having no luck. My skill is novice at best, but up until now I've been able to muddle ...
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Translated words not showing child theme

I created a child theme for the twentyfourteen theme which I'm also busy translating into Afrikaans. I've named the file pietergoosen-af_AF.po and placed it into the languages file and I've ...
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Cannot modify a registered custom post type rewrite slug

I'm using this function in my child theme to modify the rewrite slug from custom post type that was registered on the parent theme. But it doesn't work. function change_rewrite_rules() { global ...
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Under heavy cache conditions, updating the parent theme don't reflect changes with child theme enabled

I use W3 Total Cache, Cloudflare (and CloudFront for media files). I use a Child Theme to customize specifically for my site while maintaining the core theme with the parent theme. Whenever I update ...
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Removing action from template class

I'd like to replace an action in a theme with my own version in a child. In this case, the theme hooks into wp_head to add it's own links. My own functions.php resides in the child theme and looks ...
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Custom Post Types and Child Themes!

OK here is my question.... I have a professionally purchased theme that has a custom post type of "PortFolio" built into the theme. The post type is ideal for what i'm trying to achieve in the ...
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Get specific sidebars $wp_registered_sidebars [closed]

I've got the following functions as in this pastebin in a child theme: http://pastebin.com/uzjmXiyN This functions creates a drop down box from where you can choose a sidebar for use on a ...
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Having some trouble properly displaying Custom Post Types in templates

I have a child theme of Twenty Thirteen and I've setup Custom Post Types for several items. They are showing up in the Dashboard, I can create the Custom Posts and they show up in various categories ...
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Display custom homepage text based on domain

I am running multisite for 5 sites. I have a theme where it doesn't have a text area at the top of the page but i want to put some introduction text on the homepage. I currently have all 5 sites using ...
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How to add a custom post type in child theme? (Wordpress > 3.0)

I'm using Wordpress Magazine Style Theme (http://wordpress.org/themes/magazine-style) which doesn't have any other than default post format set (no galleries, aside, etc.). I would like to create a ...
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When activating a child theme, what core settings have to be reset ie; Custom Menus etc?

When activating a child them I often have to reset custom menus. The menus themselves are still created but just have to be activated again. Is there a list of settings which are often unset when a ...
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How do you make your theme Child Theme-able? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is an obvious question, but I've tried looking everywhere and can't seem to find an answer. Are WordPress themes automatically Child Theme-able? Or is there a process to make a ...
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Add content after get_header

I'd like to add content directly after the div#main (end of header.php) and before /div#main (beginning of footer.php). I'm using an own child-template (of twentythirteen), that contains only ...
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Functions.php in Child Theme - load JS

My theme uses this function to load Javascript and CSS function aitEnqueueScriptsAndStyles() { // just shortcuts $s = THEME_CSS_URL; $j = THEME_JS_URL; aitAddStyles(array( ...
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Can't override template file in child theme

I have my WordPress installation running using a child theme based on a theme I have bought. The original theme has templates files in a template folder /original_theme/template/testimonial.php. I ...
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How to add functionality to an existing theme (using child themes)

The reason why I ask such a question isn't because I don't know how to do so at all, but rather I think the way I've trying to go about it may be wrong and that I don't understand how wordpress works ...
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How do I get rid of or change the footer in my child theme?

I want to remove the default theme name and "powered by WP" text in the footer of every page. I've created a child theme to hold all my customizations from the original theme so that my customizations ...
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Edit php files in subdirs in a child theme

I want to change a php file in a subdir of my theme folder. The path to that specific file is: /includes/sf-content-display/sf-post-formats.php I copied the file within the subdirs in my child theme ...