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 the order of sidebars in admin

Say I use a child theme and my parent theme already registered four dynamic sidebars. Now I am registering a fifth dynamic sidebar in the functions.php of my child theme. In the backend that last ...
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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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How to create a non-responsive WordPress Theme Using Genesis Framework?

I am new to coding and I really don't know how to create a non-responsive child theme which runs on the Genesis framework. Besides that, I tried to modify a child theme and it all went well but one ...
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Display random page

I'd like to display a random page that: has a parent page of X or Y or Z, etc. excludes pages with the title "Contributors" The following code works (though without the specific conditions above), ...
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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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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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Test if a Category contains certain Custom Post Types

I have several Custom Post Types and several Categories. Within my pre_get_posts hook (in functions.php), I'm changing the chronological order for very specific Custom Post Type archive pages. ...
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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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Problem only while using require_once() within functions.php

I use add_theme_page() within my child theme's functions.php implemented something like this... // other functions located here that create a custom options page in the Dashboard. // THIS IS NOT A ...
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Localize strings for translation

I'm rebuilding my website from a child theme of twentytwelve to child theme of twentyfourteen. Most of the functions I'm using comes from tutorials, so most of the string aren't localized. With this ...
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Correct way to customise a child theme

I know that the best way to customise a theme is to make a child theme. In this instance I am helping someone make changes to an existing 3rd party child theme, can I make a child theme of a child ...
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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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Will the use of a child theme create problems with commercial parent theme's options?

My client has a commercial theme full of options running on his site. I need to apply changes in the header.php and style.css. I plan to create a child theme so he can continue update his theme in the ...
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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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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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Add custom css to menu while using custom nav_menu_tag

I created a custom menu to replace my li with td markers. However, I need to be able to add some custom tags through the wordpress menu. How do I do so? Is there something I can add to my ...
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How to override a parent theme framework php file in child theme

I have a theme which is using a custom framework to create custom post types, I want to extend it in child theme so that I will use the same methods to create a new custom post type in child theme. I ...
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How to edit classes in body tag?

I'm trying to edit classes in the body tag for custom post types so I can display the pages full width using the WooThemes Canvas built in full width class - instead of overriding it. By default it ...
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Modify a parent theme's PHP file, and save in child theme

I'm working with a paid theme, and we're using a child theme to display a slightly different design. The parent theme has a file called /includes/forms/register-form.php I'd like to customise this ...
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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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Need advice on theme customizer and child themes

I have been working on a theme, initially it only had one design and I made almost all of the front page elements customizable through the theme customizer. Now I would like to offer a few variations ...
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Activate Child Theme .mo and .po files

I am experiencing some problems while trying to use my dutch .mo and .po files for my child theme. I have added the following line to wp-config.php: define ('WPLANG', 'nl_NL'); After that I have ...
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How do I override a sidebar that is registered in a parent theme when using a child theme?

I currently am using a child theme, and its parent theme has registered sidebars already.. My. problem is that i want to change the parent theme's dynamic sidebar From: register_sidebar(array( ...
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Is it possible to make *.js and folders visible in theme-editor

I just created a file test.js in the folder of my own child-theme. Unfortunately it is not visible in the Theme editor. How can I make it visible? And is it possible to make folders visible?
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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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Different header for each page in child theme of twenty thirteen

I trying to create a child theme from theme twenty thirteen. One feature I want to add in my child theme is that I can specify (via Coding) a different header image on each page. I've asked the same ...
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Edit and make class-wc-widget-featured-products.php update-proof

Within the class-wc-widget-featured-products.php file I need to Remove this on Line 101: <?php if ( $r->post->post_title ) echo get_the_title( $r->post->ID ); else echo ...
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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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Extend Custom Post Type

A theme I use registers a custom post-type. Unfortunately its supports array misses an item, I would like to add ('thumbnail'). Now, I don't like to overwrite the post-types registration in the theme ...
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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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How can I make new .css file in child theme override styles in child theme's style.css

I want to make a separate responsive.css file in my child theme but having trouble making the media queries override the styles in the child theme's default style.css. I've tried putting <link ...
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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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Switching to child theme breaks menu names

When I switch to the child theme I am working on, the main menu uses the page names instead of the names that I gave it in the Appearance > Menu options. Happened to anyone else?
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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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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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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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Do Child-Themes automatically load the Translation from the Parent-Theme?

Is it enough to just create a child-theme - let's say technically without adding anything else but the bare minimum style.css - to have the translation of the parent-theme being used automatically for ...
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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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Child Theme version is set by parent theme, that isn't correct

I'm using Genesis as my theme framework, and while Genesis is at version 2.0.1, my theme is a different version (1.0). When it adds the style.css line in the header call it is appending the wrong ...
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Child Theme Performance

I've read a lot of discussions here and elsewhere about creating a child theme being the recommended way to create a theme based on some other existing theme. I'd like to know about possible ...
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Stylesheet overriding in Child theme

So here's my problem : I have two stylesheets in my child theme : style.css and style-premium.css (Which contains only modified CSS). My posts use one of these stylesheets depending on their category. ...
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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 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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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 ...
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How do themes provide support for child themes?

One of the requests on themeforest is that themes are required to provide child theme support. I know what child themes are, although I haven't worked a lot with them, but I would like to know is ...