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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Specific Page Templates and child themes [duplicate]

I am looking to NOT allow specific page templates from the parent theme to be used in the child theme. How would I go about this?
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buddypress/wordpress dashboard pages vs website pages

trying to understand the buddypress/wordpress codex : in the admin dashboard/all pages,i can see only the main/parent pages like events groups members … now when i want to customize the inner pages ...
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Child theme error “Template is missing”

I created a child theme of twentytwelve using the following in style.css: /* Theme Name: WAMSA Template: twentytwelve version: 0.1 */ @import url("../twentytwelve/style.css"); In Appearance > ...
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Prevent child theme from inheriting a parent theme's required file

My parent theme has a file with a class that defines ads for that specific theme. It is required in functions.php. My child theme needs a duplicate file with different ad parameters so I would like to ...
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How to over-ride a file in a plugin?

I have a third party plugin that I'm using for a photo gallery (NextGen). However, with my black background, the loader gif animation looks pretty bad. I found a better loader gif and replaced the ...
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colorpicker WP 3.5 path to stylesheet when called from a child theme

What is the path to the 3.5 colorpicker stylesheet? wp_enqueue_style( 'wp-color-picker' ); I am trying to enqueue the color picker from a child theme but it does not load. I have added an admin ...
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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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How to make a child theme independent of parent?

I recently made a twentyten child theme, but I'm curious as to how I can make the child theme independent of its parent, ie exist without the twenty-ten theme folder present. I couldn't find any ...
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Child Theme - what is the scope of overwriting files?

I noticed that creating twentythirteen-child/archive.php overwrites twentythirteen/archive.php but creating twentythirteen-child/shortcodes/drop-cap/drop-cap.php does not overwrite ...
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Modular CSS and JS in Child Themes

Let's assume that twentythirteen/shortcodes/ exists and inside are folders with shortcodes. 1 folder = 1 shortcode. Each shortcode has: 1 PHP file, 1 CSS file, 1 JS file. ...
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Including style.css in Child Theme

Twenty Thirteen uses wp_enqueue_style( 'twentythirteen-style', get_stylesheet_uri() ); in functions.php. Wheter I use it or not use it in twentythirteen-child/functions.php the style.css from Child ...
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Including files in Child Themes

Twenty Thirteen uses the following in functions.php: require( get_template_directory() . '/inc/custom-header.php' );. When I copy /inc/custom-header.php to twentythirteen-child, it isn't replaced. I ...
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Create a child RTL theme automatically

I am looking for a way to create a right-to-left child theme for a given parent theme. Some work - e.g. replacing fonts - should probably be done manually. Is there a tool that can automate the ...
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Child Theme CSS Not Overriding Parent Theme In MultiSite Site

I've been banging my head on the wall for a while now trying to figure this out. I have a multisite setup currently with just the main site and a network site I added. The main site displays just ...
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Use admin options from parent theme in child theme

I am creating a child theme for the first time. I have created style.css (and imported parent theme's style.css in it) and also some new files and additional functions in functions.php. Now, I have ...
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Override parent theme function that is not hooked or in the functions.php file

I need to remove a function from the parent theme and replace it within the child theme. The function is called print_meta($meta_box). The function is not pluggable and it located in a random file, ...
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How do I cleanly override a plugin's CSS with a child theme?

folks! 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 ...
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change the Theme dynamically

Is there some way to change the page template dynamically using just a url I wanna use it in a demo theme, so for example when the user enters a particular URL ending with for example ...
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Conditionally remove comments and post meta in functions.php

I'm new to Wordpress and am coming from the point and click world of Joomla! what was easy there now involves some solid php knowledge to replicate in Wordpress ;) I'm try to conditionally remove ...
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How do WP child-themes work? [closed]

Ok, I have my main theme setup, and now I created a child theme with the name interio_child. From these instructions I understand that you only need to add the style.css file which makes the link to ...
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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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Run two concurrent themes in one installation

I'm trying to add a 'blog' to my established and customized wordpress installation. Goal is to have a blog page that runs a child theme of TwentyTwenty, pulling any post of the category "blog-posts" ...
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What are the best practices for maintaining and deploying several parent themes?

I've been trying to commission a freelancer to make me a custom website and hit a roadblock when I said I wanted a parent theme. The freelancer strongly preferred to make a child theme based on his ...
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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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One Child Functions.php for Multiple Child Themes

I have a wordpress setup that I use for clients with around 30 or so child themes that they can choose from. Each child theme has it's own functions.php file currently. Is it possible to setup just ...
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Unregister Nav Menu with fallback?

I am trying to create a child theme so theme updates are much easier. I want to remove the parent theme menus and add my own. I know I can modify the header.php file (where these menus exist) and ...
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Trying to use shortcode for a plugin on custom homepage of Responsive theme

The Responsive theme has a custom home page option, with a feature content div that is defaulted to an image. I cannot get shortcode for my slideshow plugin to work in this. I can insert html just ...
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adding navigation to genesis themes

i'm following a tutorial provided here to add navigation menu, but not able to find out set of #nav in my style.css & my theme is eleven40. What we need to replace to get navigation menu?
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Developing a childtheme, how to disable the parents templates?

I am developing a simple child theme based on twentyeleven. But i notice twentyeleven has a showcase and sidebar template when you add a new page. How can i disable these templates from functions.php? ...
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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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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 to edit php files in Child Theme?

I created a child theme and i want to edit a php file. So i copy and paste the php file into the child's theme folder and then i edit it. But it seems that nothing changed in the site preview! In the ...
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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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Child theme only loads on home page

I was having the following problem: I created a child theme, it was 'correct', technically. It even worked and displayed the proper changes, and when I navigated to sub-pages (ie not the home page), ...
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Extending arrays in parent theme without completely overriding the files

I am new to all child-theming things and trying to override an array value which is declared in one of the php files. I also don't want to override the whole php file, because it has many other ...
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Adding a widget breaks my child theme - *But I'm not calling any widgets!*

I'm trying to design a child theme, based off of twentytwelve, and I'm running into a puzzle I can't even figure out how to troubleshoot. Basically, my theme explodes when I enable any widgets. It ...
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add sidebar area to header of child theme

How can I add some extra sidebar locations for widgets in a child theme. The difficulty I'm having is because the parent theme uses some pretty gnarly setup to define the current sidebars. I would ...
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Why do some pages on my site use the previous theme?

I have developed a WordPress website using a Child Theme, I started with Twenty Ten as the base, then I created a new and improved version with Twenty Eleven as the base and some new features, now I ...
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Changes in comments.php in the child theme does not show up on the site

I am trying to customize the comments template in the comments.php and so have made some changes to the code, including a call back function in wp_list_comments() (which I have defined in ...
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Color Options from Theme Customizer API not returning via get_theme_mod()

I am working with the Theme Customizer API and am going crazy trying to find the stored values. The values successfully save and update on the front-end, so they are obviously registered ...
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Insert custom fields to a custom post type

I am creating a small blog about my trekking and camping experience. Since different experiences - like campsites, treks and tour operators - have different metadata, I have created a custom post ...
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How to set thumbnail image for a (child) theme

I've created a basic child image for twentytwelve, and it works as expected. The only issue is that it does not have a thumbnail image in the themes page: How do I set a thumbnail image for my ...
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Loading Canvas & WooCommerce translation file in child theme

I'm trying to localise a site (Canvas child theme). I already have the translated .po and .mo files. I uploaded the WooCommerce translation files to child-theme/woocommerce/i18n/languages/ in the ...
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How does a Child Theme works?

I created a child theme and installed it but I don't know how exactly it works! For example, in the parent theme I have the code below: .header { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; ...
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some things in child theme css not overriding parent

I am writing a child theme with Blogolife as its parent. (I'm doing it on a local server, so can't show you the actual page). I have made several changes to the CSS in the child theme's "style.css" ...
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Adding a second email address to a completed order in WooCommerce

Before I ask this question, I know there is a (legitimate) hesitation to answer questions here about Woo products since they have their own support and their users should be encouraged to use that. I ...
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Child Theme activates, but nothing from parent theme displays (MAMP, Multisite)

I searched for a solution for this problem, but cannot find an answer (or exact replica of the problem) Basically, I set up Multisite on MAMP Pro (Apache port 80, MySQL Port 3306). The set up was ...
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child theme inherticance and php autoload

I wrote this method in a parent them that will auto load a class based on the class name, thus if the class name is: SomeFolder_Folder_Folder_Class.php then it will convert that to: ...
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Child themes, over riding in the parents theme

I understand the following about functions.php: Unlike style.css, the functions.php of a child theme does not override its counterpart from the parent. Instead, it is loaded in addition to the ...