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 would one WP installation have an issue with a space in a shortcode variable?

I found a workaround, so the client site is fixed, but I don't like the fact that I don't have a cause, so I'm hoping one of you might have experienced this and know the cause. The client suspected ...
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WordPress + Child Theme = Am I missing something?

I have an issue that has me scratching my head and if I scratch anymore I'm gonna go bald. I have looked all over for a solution but have not found anything so I thought I'd stop by and see if maybe ...
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Why does the Full-width Template in Twenty Twelve pack so many classes into the body class attribute?

I created a page and selected the "Full-width Page Template, No Sidebar" option in the Twenty-Twelve Theme. The viewed page has the following body tag: <body class="page page-id-2 page-template ...
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Remove h1 from 2015 theme

I'm a Wordpress newbie! I have two h1 when I list my site categories using a URL of the following format: http://www.example.com/category/YYY I get a HTML page with a header of Category: ...
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How to install bootstrap in child theme

Something is going wrong when I try to use the bootstrap nav with a child theme and I can't figure it out for the life of me. The parent theme is called Revera. This is a bootstrap theme. It ...
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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' => ...
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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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Copy the other files or folder into child theme

It is possible to include or copy other files/folder in child theme from parent theme? Like, css folder and js folder? Because I made some changes to those folder. Thank you
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Create a child theme of an already heavy customised theme

I have seen tons of tutorials regarding the creation of child theme out there but all of them covers only stlye.css and functions.php. What if the website is made by heavy customization in theme and ...
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How to move the sidebar in TwentyFifteen to the right?

Is it possible to move the sidebar in the TwentyFifteen theme to the right using a child theme and CSS only, or does it require changes to the theme itself? The main issue I'm running into is that I ...
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Child theme on style.min.css

I am trying to create a child theme, and have come up with this. <?php // Exit if accessed directly if ( !defined('ABSPATH')) exit; // BEGIN ENQUEUE PARENT ACTION if ...
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Overwrite Parent Theme add_image_size in Child Theme

I'm using a child theme of a parent theme. Now on my parent theme, theveloper adds some custom image sizes like this - if ( function_exists( 'add_image_size' ) ) { add_image_size( ...
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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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What is __(arguments) in my functions.php

I have been handed the work of previous developers and so I am analysing the functions.php in my Circles child theme. Basically there is this code, which I know what the function does except for the ...
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What is best practice for setting up languages with child themes?

There are two main sources of relevant info in the Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes & http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/load_child_theme_textdomain A parent theme will ...
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making available just some parts of theme option

I'm just starting to understand and learn about how Wordpress works. Now i'm trying to build a simple website (6 pages, gallery, slideshow) by using a downloaded from wordpress.org. The theme that I'm ...
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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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Where should I copy a PHP file from wp-includes to, in order to override it in my child theme?

I've seen plenty of questions about changing stuff inside wp-includes and plenty of answers saying don't, under any circumstances. However, I need to change something that's currently in there! I'm ...
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is_page_template returning false

I'm using woothemes Canvas with a child theme. Additionally, I am using the WP Listings plugin. I am creating a custom listings page template (overriding the plugin template) and I'm having issues ...
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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. ...
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remove_action on after_setup_theme not working from child theme

I am trying to remove a theme action for an elegant-themes theme using a child theme.. This works when I remove action after add_action code anywhere in the parent theme functions.php. However, it ...
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How to concatenate parent theme CSS-files from within a child theme?

In the parent theme I use there's a bunch of CSS-files (all enqueued properly) that I would like to concatenate into one CSS-file, and also adding my newly written CSS from the child theme. I would ...
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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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Child theme not overriding 'includes' folder on server - on localhost it does

I have includes/setup.php on my parent theme, which I successfully override in child theme with includes/setup.php file on localhost development environment. When I move the files to live server, the ...
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Override custom function in parent theme

I am creating a child theme.In the parent theme function.php there are certain files which have been included using include_once. On those files there are certain user defined under a class which I ...
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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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How to add a new menu item in “Twenty fourteen” theme?

I've created two menus inside of my theme's functions.php file: register_nav_menus( array( 'primary' => __( 'Top primary menu', 'twentyfourteen' ), 'secondary' => __( 'Secondary menu in ...
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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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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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Return child theme url

I'm trying to return the child theme url for a child theme favicon. The official code to use in this case is: //* Display a custom favicon add_filter( 'genesis_pre_load_favicon', 'sp_favicon_filter' ...
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Issues enqueueing parent & child theme stylesheets with revised Codex method

This post brings up a few questions I've encountered pertaining to the recent changes around stylesheet enqueueing methods brought up in this thread and this thread. The issues I encountered came up ...
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Why does my child theme CSS get called twice?

I created a child theme according the WP docs and added the requisite function <?php add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_child_theme_styles', PHP_INT_MAX); function ...
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Customizing default Mediaelement player

Good morning/afternoon everyone. Been playing around with the default wordpress mediaelement player and definitely loving it. I managed to customize the layout a little by overriding some css values ...
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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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Multisite default theme and child applied to network

I have an existing WP Multisite network. I want to simplify the maintenance of the themes. I'd like all subsites to have the same parent and child theme applied across the network.I saw several posts ...
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What do you put in child themes author tag?

What is the common practice in authoring child themes ? I mean, if I make child theme of some free theme should I put myself as author or should I keep the name of the original themes author ? 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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Confused about how to use wp_enqueue_style

I've read the updated codex about using wp_enqueue_style instead of @import. I'm a newb and just flat out confused how to use this. My theme is athletica and my child theme is athletica-child. Do I ...
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How to combine/minify prototype & scriptaculous and load it at the end? [duplicate]

Currently my WP 3.9.1 installation loads prototype and scriptaculous as follows: <script type="text/javascript" ...
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TwentyTwelve child theme mobile menu not working

I have a pretty simple child theme of Twenty Twelve active, but the mobile menu does not expand when pressed. Here is header.php: <?php/** * The Header for our theme. * * Displays all of the ...
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Adding function from parent theme to child theme

I need to edit a few files that are part of a parent theme that I am using. I have put them in the child theme folder. Now I need to deal with the function for it. This is the function in the parent ...
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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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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 CSS file is not loading background image

Hey guys I'm developing a child theme, I've created a style wich loads a background, I've created the images folder in my child theme as well. most of the styles are being loaded as planned, this one ...
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Versioning @import of parent theme's style.css

Context I built a child theme based on Twenty Thirteen which works quite well. After updating the parent theme to version 1.3, I noticed strange behavior with the styling which was caused by a cached ...
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How to override a theme template file with a child theme template file (of the same name)

In my main theme functions.php I have: require_once (THEME_PATH . "/woocommerce/tw_woocommerce.php"); So I created a woocommerce folder in my child theme folder and copied the tw_woocommerce.php ...
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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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Prevent a base themes css file from loading

I have created a child theme from the openstrap theme and rather than use Openstraps bootstrap css file, I would like to use my own custom bootstrap css file (using bootstrap custom sass, which is all ...