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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When developing a distributable Theme, does it HAVE to be “inheritable”?

I'm currently developing a complex Theme (or framework, if it can be called that) for my own personal use. However, in the event that it becomes appreciated to the public - does it necessarily HAVE ...
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Redefining function in child themes

I'm developing a child theme following the codex I need to redefine a function in functions.php and that guide says I can do this by adding the code: if ( ! function_exists( 'theme_special_nav' ) ) ...
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is there a simple way to list every templates / php files used to generate a specific page?

To customize a theme , it is not always easy to trace every files that are used and find out which one do what . For example i' like to find out how my menu is generated so i can add some conditions ...
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TwentyTwelve versioning

I'm making a child theme for TwentyTwelve, but my host is caching my files, so I'm not seeing the changes I do to my style.css file. Is there a way to version the stylesheet for my child theme? How ...
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Should I ask a theme developer to use locate_template rather than require_once

I was creating a child theme today and needed to overwrite a php file which was included using this code in the themes functions.php file require_once( get_template_directory() . ...
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Custom post types and child theme

Okay, here's the deal. I am working with a child theme and I want a custom post type. What I did Added the following code the functions.php of the parent theme. add_action( 'init', ...
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Nesting Functions within Functions

I'm looking for an efficient way to group a series of separate but related functions for a child theme I'm designing using theThematic Theme Framework. Thematic does a great job of providing plenty of ...
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How to stop PHP code running when in a child theme

I understand you can add extra CSS on top of the parent theme, but how do you remove PHP code from functions.php? I want to remove the Masonry plugin in twentyfourteen theme, and have located the ...
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Displaying Custom Fields on Post with Genesis Child Theme

I have tried everything to get Custom Fields to display on my posts using a Child Theme of the Genesis theme framework. I have tried to follow every tutorial I could find relating to it but still I ...
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How to override enqueued styles using a child theme

I'm creating a child theme (My first in over 3 years) of a WooCommerce theme and I'm having some trouble with the fact that some of the layout styles are enqueued in the parent theme and I'm having to ...
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Overwrite CSS with without deleting it

I have some css in the theme that I am using, I want to keep the stock style.css without deleting any of it. I want to use my child-theme style.css to remove or hide some values of a class. I would ...
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How to change the height of featured image in Twenty Eleven child theme

I am trying to change the height of my featured image to 350px in my child theme for Twenty Eleven. Can anyone help?? Note: I am using Twenty Eleven and there is no functions.php file in my child ...
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How could child theme be different than parent theme if I haven't made changes?

I made a child theme defined as so: /* Theme Name: GlenTheme Description: Modified Gallery 2.3 theme Template: gallery */ @import url("../gallery/style.css"); The only file in the child theme is ...
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Do all files in child theme override the parent?

I'm curious if other PHP code files besides functions.php, WP template files and style.css in a child theme actually override the same file in a parent them? I am working with a client that has a ...
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add generated stylesheet from parent theme after child-themes style.css

I have a child-theme -> parent-theme setup, where I need to have stylesheet called generated.css loaded in addition to the style.css file added by the active child-theme. The generated.css file is ...
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Wordpress Multisite: Have the same header and footer of main-blog on all sub-blogs

I'm trying to do the following: I have a Main-Blog and dozens of subblogs. I want all the subblogs to use the same theme (or child-theme, not sure yet) but have the same navigationitems of the ...
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Removing custom meta box added in parent theme

I am using a child theme, and wish to change one of the meta boxes defined in the parent theme. The meta box is for 'pages' only. I tried using the remove_meta_box in my functions.php, but it has no ...
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Assign Menus to Theme Locations with theme activation

A site is using "child1" named child theme. When this site switches to other child theme named "child2", their widgets are moving too but theme locations are not moving. How can i auto assign menus to ...
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Use theme constants in plugin?

I'm creating a plugin version of the Roots Theme function additions - to make it a bit more portable, but have run into a snag. Part of what Roots does is add htaccess rules based on the current ...
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PHP Notices appear when browsing any page in admin, but only for child theme, using code from WP Codex

My php_error.log in my console (locally on OSX) is reporting 3 PHP Notices. The PHP Notices only appear when browsing each admin page in the back-end for a site (running multisite) that uses a child ...
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Can a child theme based on Starker theme be released as free to use theme for public use?

I created a child theme named "Naksh" based on "Starker" theme.Now i want to show case it on wordpress,so can I release it under GPL.Also is there any money I need to pay to Starker theme creator for ...
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Duplicate and alter sidebar for Twenty Eleven

I'm trying to create own template including submenu instead of the regular sidebar in Twenty Eleven. Although I manage to create and select my new template the page ends up with bad CSS. Here is ...
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I want to add a class to main div on a template. how can I do that?

I'm building a template for twentyten child theme. I need to add a class in in the template page, but not in other pages.My template inherits the header and footer, so, I can't change any markup ...
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Loading Scripts on Specific Pages

In child theme I created a functions.php file that loads scripts and style files, the code is below. The section that loads libraries and scripts to all pages other than admin, in other words the ...
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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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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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Which settings/options are saved on a theme-basis and how does this affect theme-switching?

I realized that when switching the theme (in my case to a child theme) some things don't stay the same: Widgets Menus At least this is what I found out so far: Widgets Don't lose widgets when ...
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get_template_directory vs get_stylesheet_directory

I am trying to create a child theme and need to replace some files that are in sub-folders. In this post, it states 'get_stylesheet_directory(); will go to the current theme, child or parent ...
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Add post dates from child theme and change font size on homepage post

I know this is not difficult. I know it is supposed to be in the style.css in the child theme, but no font size I change seems to make any difference. The titles of the posts on my homepage never. ...
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How to transfer changes to a child theme?

I'm using a Template called D5 Design. They have an update, and I've made changes to a few of the PHP files in the Theme files. (changes to text on certain pages mostly) When I do the update, I ...
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@package & @subpackage: how to use with child themes

My problem is with @package and @subpackage. I went to the link (What are the package and subpackage comment for?). This was the answer: "These are PHPDoc tags - used to generate meaningful (and ...
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WordPress Multisite Multiple child theme

I have a mulisite setup and I am using one theme for multiple sites in it and each site have a custom layout and design. So for that I need to create a child-theme. But I don't know how to create ...
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Adding Custom Javascript to Skeleton Child Theme

I'm trying to register & enqueue ImageMapster in my Skeleton Child Theme on the main.php page to make an image map with hovering image effects. I added this code to the "Header Functions" section ...
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How do I copy my Parent Templates to my Child Templates?

I'm trying to customize the Home Page of a Responsive Theme template. I had started with the Responsive theme and then found out that I had to do customizations on a child theme, so I downloaded the ...
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How can I remove css from a child theme?

I am using the theme twentyten as a parent theme for my child theme. I have other stylesheets I want to use and so I'm trying to figure out how to wp_deregister_style for the style.css sheet that is ...
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Make “sidebar template” the default template for new pages

On Twenty Eleven or on its child themes the default template for new pages is a template with no sidebar. I don't know why this is like this; it seems to me that the designers of Wordpress are still ...
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How do I get my child-theme to work with my theme's includes folder?

I am using the Canvas WordPress theme (by WooThemes.com) and successfully made a child-theme to override my CSS. However, I would also like to apply the same child-theme principles to my theme's ...
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HTML head-tag get broken in my child theme

I created a child theme from twentythirteen and it worked like it should. Then I made a copy of the parent theme's header.php. As soon as I created it, the outputted HTML got broken. All tags that are ...
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How to remove thumbnail sizes for specific post type on a child theme?

The theme I'm using includes a slideshow that generates an additional 4 image sizes for every image that is uploaded. I don't need to have all those images being generated for every image. Is there ...
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Can I create multiple instances of the BuddyPress Activity Stream with separate themes? [closed]

I'm trying to take advantage of BuddyPress 1.7's new theme independence to effectively create different pages and instances of the Activity Stream with different themes. I can use HeadSpace (an ...
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How do I override a parent theme's language files with a child theme?

I have a parent theme and a child theme, I would like to override the spanish .mo and .po files in the parent theme (or add them if they are not present in the parent theme) with the es_ES ones in my ...
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Theme Customization API and child themes

I've recently developed a parent theme that makes heavy use of the Theme Customization API. Is there an easy way to port these settings when a user activates one of my child themes? Currently, the ...
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iPhone Safari full size & PC versions different

This site displays the correct logo at top left of the content in Chrome, but displays the incorrect logo in Safari on an iPhone, at full size browsing. The incorrect logo says "Dandelion". The ...
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How to keep my custom theme changes after updating genesis child theme

I am using a Genesis child theme that I would like to make some custom changes to it, but would like to be able to update it when a new version comes out without loosing my edits. I am familiar with ...
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how can I remove the sidebar from my wp homepage [closed]

What's the best practice when it comes to removing the sidebar on the wordpress homepage? I'm using wp Version 3.2.1 and Skeleton Child Theme 1.6
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Removing Shortcodes from Child Theme

I'm trying to remove the shortcodes from a child theme. In my functions.php file (for the child theme), I've put: function my_remove_shortcode(){ return ''; } add_shortcode('entry-twitter-link', ...
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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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Child Theme for Mobile Browsers

Is it possible to use a child theme for mobile browsers? I have tried various plugins but the mobile browser only displays the main theme, the theme that is meant for viewing the website on the ...
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Overwriting templates in child theme and performance

Is it bad for performance to overwrite custom templates in the child theme? For example: I have a template called single-music.php in my parent theme. I have put single-music.php in the child theme ...
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How to make child theme ignore a parent themes template

I have a childtheme of twentythirteen in which i want to use the same template for pages and the blogposts-overview. But in twentythirteen is a page.php and an index.php. So I need override both, ...