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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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', '//fonts.googleapis.com/...
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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( '...
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Child Header.php Not Showing On Other Pages

I created a child theme of the Twenty Sixteen Wordpress theme. I've read that I can edit the header.php file and it will change on all pages. My problem is, it is only changing for the home page. How ...
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Getting back a blank Wordpress site following functions code edit

I added some function code to the functions.php file of my child theme that has now set my entire site blank. Is the only way to get it back via cPanel and changing the theme back to the parent them ...
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Removed custom post type archive page shows blog page

On a website made with a purchased template, a custom post-type had an archive page. I didn't want that archive page, so I altered the custom post-type in a child-theme like so: function ...
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Creating a child theme after numerous edits to parent theme

So a quick explanation: I started messing with Wordpress a couple of years ago, having experience with HTML, CSS and some PHP. At that time I was paid a few hundred bucks to whip together a ...
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Can't get wp_title filter working in twenty sixteen child theme

I am having difficulty overriding the title set in the admin panel for a custom template page, and outputting a custom <title> tag. The parent theme is WordPress's stock Twentysixteen, which ...
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Give priority to child theme stylesheet

I've created a child theme and the main style.css works perfectly fine. However, the parent theme has another stylesheet which I want to import and create the same for child theme and use it instead. ...
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get_stylesheet_directory() in child theme breaks parent scripts

I tried hard finding another question that may answer my query but failed, so if you point any duplicates that would help. Here is my situation I have a parent theme and I am developing a child ...
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Override a __construct function in child theme

I'm trying to override a loop function in a child theme. I've tried a lot of things I found on google, but something fails, sometimes nothing change, sometimes I get a 500 error. This is the original ...
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custom post type does not working when adding in child theme function

I'm trying to register post type through child theme function.php but it does not working. However its working fine when i adding in the parent functions.php. add_action( 'init', 'testimonial' ); if ...
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Tesseract-Child: Editing CSS other than Style.css

I hope some one can help me. So here is what i want to do. I have tesseract theme by Tyler Moore. I want to change the color and style of the site name that appears in the header. No potion provided ...
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Child theme not overiding parent on some but not other elements

working locally so cannot link to site, but my issue is that I have changed the twenty twelve child theme .site-content to margin 0. I want to reduce the space between the header and the main content. ...
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Removing A Parent Theme Template

There is a template with code that I want to prevent the child theme from loading. All it does is load a little date box. What i've done is duplicate the hierarchy of that template file located in the ...
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Child Theme with multiple css files

I know this is a frequently asked question but I don't resolve it. I have make a child theme of a theme with multiple css file and I'm trying to copy them but I probably don't enqueues css files ...
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Child theme not loading parent layout

I am new to WordPress and I am just trying to help a friend customize his blog. I started doing this via the wp-admin Editor and CSS Editor until I found out this was a big no-no. So I set up a local ...
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Wordpress Child problem in admin

I created a child theme of Twenty Sixteen. It shows ok on the visitors' side, i.e. http://favrodsculpture.com. But in the admin, I can't upload images, can't log out etc... If I write a post, it does ...
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What happens to my older posts if I switch to a child theme?

I have a theme that has one custom post type. I want to mess with its templates and styles.css file. What happens to my older custom posts in case I switch to using the child theme. Do they vanish?
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Creating a WordPress website using WP-CLI

I really struggling to work this one out, its about WordPress / WP-CLI & BASH. Heres my script: if [ ! -f ".env" ]; then touch .env echo -n "Enter the DBNAME and press [ENTER]: " read ...
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Why does twentysixteen take a free hand in dealing with longstanding usability principles?

In postings from 1996, Jakob Nielsen said that the research suggested that presenting visited and unvisited links in two separate colors is profoundly better than going with one-color-fits-all. He ...
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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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Override the function twentytwelve_scripts_styles in a child theme

I want to overide the function which enqueues scripts and styles in the theme Twenty Twelve using its child functions.php. I followed this guide but can't get it to work. Can someone suggest a ...
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How can I add some blocks to template without changing template file?

I'm working with the paid child Wordpress theme which I can not change because after it's update all my changes would be lost. I need to change post template (for castom post type, in my case it's ...
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Child theme functions.php not executing

I have the following in a child theme's functions.php file: <?php function theme_child_add_scripts() { wp_register_script( 'script', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/...
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How to override a function when isn't at functions.php

I am trying to override a function for a theme in the child-theme but I can't get it to work. At functions.php on the theme I can see this require_once line: require_once("inc/alterna-functions.php");...
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How to add theme support?

I figured this would have been a question already, but I haven't come across it. I'm wondering what the correct hook for checking theme support is in a theme and also a plugin. function ...
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Why do Wordpress default themes specify fonts in so many places?

I noticed that fonts are specified in so many different locations in style.css of for example the TwentySixteen theme. .widget .widget-title. .site-title. .entry-footer. .site-footer .site-title:...
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Altered media sizes (in dash), not updating to existing images/posts

(I have searched but not found a satisfying answer – bear with me). I have a client that has a website with 1500 posts. Each post consists of ONE image, no text. I have changed to the Oria theme (...
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Include Parent functions.php in Child Theme functions.php

I'm trying to include my parents themes functions.php include into my child theme functions.php. I have a standard setup for a functions.php in my parent. This is what i have in my child themes ...
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Port existing Bootstrap site to WordPress?

I have an existing static site, built on top of Bootstrap, with custom CSS. Now I want to move the site to WordPress (yay). But I want to keep all the styling and layout in WordPress exactly the ...
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How to override functions.php in child theme?

I have a theme and I need to override some specific parts|behavior of it specifically on the functions.php file. I know the best practice here is doing this at child theme by placing a custom ...
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How to remove image on single product and get product to span page?

I'm using applay and have created some minor customisations with a child theme. I'm wanting to have a single product displayed without an image. I'm using this code in my theme's functions.php ...
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How Can I Use A Child Theme Effectively When Parent's CSS Is Located in a 'CSS folder'?

I already have a child theme and a new style.css for it, but CSS changes in my child theme's style.css don't do anything because the parent theme's different CSS stylesheets come from a "CSS" folder. ...