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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I cleanly override a plugin's CSS with a child theme?

I have taken it upon myself to adhere to WordPress conventions so I can have a clean, sexy child theme. However, I am unsure how to proceed on a certain issue. I would like to override the CSS for ...
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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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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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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, ...
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Where to put custom PHP files in a child theme?

I am customising a premium WP theme to suit my site better, but I can't quite figure out what to do with PHP files that I customise. Do they just go into the root of the child theme folder? Or do they ...
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Child themes: disabling the parent

I'm creating a parent theme and several child themes. But how can I prevent the parent theme from ever being used?
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Themes—Child Themes

I apologize if this is a very basic question, but I am very new to working with Wordpress. I'm looking into using Wordpress as a CMS for a new site I'm building but I'm not sure I understand some of ...
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A good way to add a different background image for each page?

I'm working an a Thematic child theme wherein I need to have a unique image decorating each of the site's main pages, from a pre-defined set of permanent images. It would also be ideal to have one of ...
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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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Conditionally load child themes

I am wondering how to conditionally load child themes? I have a site that is going to change with the seasons. The underlying architecture will remain the same, just different styles and a few minor ...
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How to remove a file included in parent theme with locate_template() via child theme?

In my theme I use locate_template() to load the various parts of my functions library. I'm looking for a way to not include one of those files when using a child theme. I tried adding ...
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How to update WordPress core or themes and still have my child theme hooks work

I made a child theme based on the WordPress twentytwelve theme (i.e., the WordPress 'twentytwelve' theme is its parent). Some of the modification were done very simply by overriding style, using my ...
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Child-theme breaks site

So, I have a child-theme with nothing but the required CSS file in it. Once I activated this child-theme my entire site is down. I end up with 2 questions: How can activating a child-theme with ...
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Change labels of custom post type via child theme

I have a WordPress parent theme that uses a custom post type called portfolio, which I'd like to change to property. I'd like to have all of the contextual elements changed to show property like, ...
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Is it possible to disable a function of a parent theme?

I was wondering whether it is possible to completely disable a function that is called in a parent theme's functions.php and if so, how? (Of course without deleting the function. Rather by adding ...
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Twenty Eleven Child theme error when attempting to use a rewritten function

I attempted to make a minor change to a function in the Twenty Eleven theme (wordpress 3.4.2) I get this error message: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare twentyeleven_widgets_init() (previously declared ...
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Localization: Textdomain of Child teme

I am creating a series of WP child themes which are dependent of a parent theme which I will be using as a framework. I need to have these themes (both parent and children) localized. from ...
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Twenty Ten child theme has post on an inner page. Cant get that page to use my desired template

I have a child theme based on Twenty Ten. I have split out the sidebar and secondary side bar so they can be used on different pages. sidebar.php file: <div id="primary" class="widget-area" ...