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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Why, when it comes to custom background and image, does 'The first value registered' win?

I'm messing about with overriding parent themes by child themes. The parent theme registers custom backgrounds by hooking add_theme_support('custom-background',$args) to after_setup_theme. Now, if I ...
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child index.php does not overwrite parent index.php in twenty fourteen theme

I am using the twenty fourteen theme to create a child theme and want to make changes to the index.php, but when I copy the index.php file to the child theme's directory and edit it, it doesn't change ...
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How to refresh the Gallery images?

I am using The Ken theme for one of my client, and they want to keep refreshing the Gallery images every time the page load. I could see mk_gallery.php files, as I am not hard code PHP developer so ...
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Menu on responsive twentytwelve theme not working, strange url error

i use twenty twelve custom theme (palumariosrl.it) but i have a problem. If i try to use on responsive mode the menu not function (can i see only hover menu page and if i click on menu buttom i have a ...
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Changing a setting in the wp-admin/customize.php reverts CSS styles to parent theme [closed]

I have a child theme built ontop of the Cherry Framework theme. Whenever an admin user goes to wp-admin/customize.php and changes the slider, the CSS gets completely destroyed and needs to be backed ...
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Hiding all posts/products/pages from a site based on a custom taxonomy/domain name

I'm working on a site that's running Domain Theme Mapper (http://codecanyon.net/item/domain-and-theme-mapper) with WooCommerce to present two sites with two different child themes... that share a ...
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Load a Child Theme's style.css just before the closing </head> tag

I have this in functions.php: <?php /* Import parent style - The new standard Wordpress way - No @import in CSS! */ add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_parent_styles' ); function ...
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Child theme - overriding add_image_size by a child theme [duplicate]

I am trying to get my child theme to work and to overide one line of code in the main theme functions.php but I can not getting to work since I am totally green in php. In my main theme functions.php ...
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Deregister and Dequeue Stylesheets From a Plugin and Enqueue a Child's Stylesheet/s

I'm trying to Deregister and Dequeue 3 Stylesheets from a Plugin (WP Listings) and Enqueue 3 Stylesheets within my Child Theme's directory. I have tried using the following code, but all 3 of the ...
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Use secondary menu of parent theme in child theme

I cannot solve this problem and this case doesn't work for me either. All cases that I found on the internet deal with the new secondary menu that should be registered and used in a child theme. In ...
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How to prevent funny characters on Home Page

This is a challenge for the sharpest and most experienced WordPress specialists I am building a site in the WP Twenty Fifteen theme. I created a bare-bones minimum home page at http://bit.ly/1zlmpKS ...
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Is it possible to change parameters of Parent theme function in the Child theme?

I have a Parent theme with the following function: function getTourOffers($tourId) { global $aitThemeOptions; $params = array( 'post_type' => 'ait-dir-item-...
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How to include only modifications in child theme?

Is there a way to only include single line / minor changes to a child theme without having to maintain the whole template file? For example, I have a third-party theme which has a single character ...
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How do I make wp_localize_script variables available for child theme?

I am trying to create a child theme and want to deregister the original javascript and enqueue my own. Its the original javascript of the theme but a bit different :) The problem that I have is that ...
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Why won't my Custom CSS Load

I'm in the process of adding a jQuery plugin to a site I'm working on. Needless to say it requires loading a custom script; also a custom stylesheet. Starting with the stylesheet I've been ...
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custom template - override plugin template in child theme - issue with scripts

I'm using a custom template for the single-listing.php from WP Listings. I've used my own theme (Canvas by woothemes) single post template, and included the wp-listings code. http://pastebin.com/...
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Preventing PHP Execution in Parent Theme

I have set up a child theme to make custom changes to my site without having them erased every time I update. One change is to remove a wrapper that displays the title of the page with a lot of white ...
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How to migrate the menu from the site on my own theme in Wordpress?

I'm a novice at WordPress topic and now I'm trying to figure out how to migrate the part of the design (I've decided to begin with navigation bar menu on the top) on this site to my own site based on ...
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What might cause a featured image not to display?

I'm writing a child theme for the editr theme and the featured image is not displaying for a new post. The featured images do display for demo content. For the new post, the following markup is ...
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How to remove a require in parent theme from a child theme?

In the parent theme I have in functions.php require_once( get_template_directory() . '/inc/customized-css.php');?/ Generated css I however what to remove this php in my child theme, how I ...
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Got white blank page after copying the functions.php to child theme

I got white blank page after copying the functions.php to my child theme. How can I change "like_escape"? What file can I find that? And I see this notice: Notice: like_escape is deprecated since ...
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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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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 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 working--...
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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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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( 'blue-planet-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 class="...
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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 src="http://css3-mediaqueries-js....
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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 wp-...
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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 . '/graduates_functions....
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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 ...