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 add theme support?

I figured this would have been a question already, but I haven't come across it. I'm wondering what the correct hook for checking theme support is in a theme and also a plugin. function ...
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Why do Wordpress default themes specify fonts in so many places?

I noticed that fonts are specified in so many different locations in style.css of for example the TwentySixteen theme. .widget .widget-title. .site-title. .entry-footer. .site-footer .site-title:...
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Altered media sizes (in dash), not updating to existing images/posts

(I have searched but not found a satisfying answer – bear with me). I have a client that has a website with 1500 posts. Each post consists of ONE image, no text. I have changed to the Oria theme (...
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Include Parent functions.php in Child Theme functions.php

I'm trying to include my parents themes functions.php include into my child theme functions.php. I have a standard setup for a functions.php in my parent. This is what i have in my child themes ...
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Port existing Bootstrap site to WordPress?

I have an existing static site, built on top of Bootstrap, with custom CSS. Now I want to move the site to WordPress (yay). But I want to keep all the styling and layout in WordPress exactly the ...
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How to override functions.php in child theme?

I have a theme and I need to override some specific parts|behavior of it specifically on the functions.php file. I know the best practice here is doing this at child theme by placing a custom ...
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How to remove image on single product and get product to span page?

I'm using applay and have created some minor customisations with a child theme. I'm wanting to have a single product displayed without an image. I'm using this code in my theme's functions.php ...
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How Can I Use A Child Theme Effectively When Parent's CSS Is Located in a 'CSS folder'?

I already have a child theme and a new style.css for it, but CSS changes in my child theme's style.css don't do anything because the parent theme's different CSS stylesheets come from a "CSS" folder. ...
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How to cache bust a child theme style.css

There may be several aspects to my question but I feel in essence it's easy: how do you make sure changes to a child theme style.css are properly propagated across caches? I read in a few places that ...
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How to modify single.php in a child theme?

My WordPress site uses a child-theme (of the default twenty-sixteen) and now I would like to insert a new line into the single.php file. I know that it's better to use the functions.php file of the ...
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Solution dealing with Child Theme / Parent theme functions

This week I was struggling a bit customizing an exsisting theme for a client. To prevent the theme from being overwritten each update I created a child theme. This allowed me to cusomize most of the ...
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WOW.js animations work on one server, copied to new server, and stop working [closed]

http://bmadmin.staging.wpengine.com/lifetime-loan/ The animations don't work. (except for the cloud background, but that's hand coded rather than a function of Wow.js) http://newbenchmark.wpengine....
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Child Theme, Functions.php Issues

I've been toiling, probably way too long, with a simple Child Theme for a version of Fukasawa. I know that the @import method is deprecated. I also know that enqueuing it the preferred method. But... ...
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syntax for remove_filter in parent theme with class

I'm trying to remove a filter on the register_url hook a parent theme added, that seems to have a class nomenclature I can't figure out. Ordinarily, a filter for this hook would be easily added like ...
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Child Theme Approaches: importing vs. enqueueing vs. plugin

I used to create my own child themes employing the classic @import method. This method has always worked for me, but I recently discovered the existence of two new methods. One of them is the most ...
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Child theme template file will not load

I have a child theme that will load my style.css file but will not load my php template file. I got this template file by copying and pasting it from the parent directory into a new file with the ...
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WP Customizer Fatal Error trying to load class in child theme

I've developed many themes, however, I'm new to building child-themes and "especially" trying to implement classes in child themes. So I've found... Is it possible to load a WP Customizer class in a ...
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How Do I Get My Post Tags to Alphabetize?

I'm using a self-hosted WordPress site with a Child Theme of Twenty Thirteen. After I requested the same question in the above title, the Child Theme's Developer suggested that I come here and attempt ...
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Do we need to change our child function.php to require/include child dir files when we add an over-riding file.php into the child theme

With child themes we are supposed to leave parent functions.php in tact and extend it with the child functions.php. However parent functions.php typically define a whole load of include/requires which ...
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Installation directory for Wordpress and child theme

I'm very new to WordPress. I've read a common problem beginners make is installing in the wrong directory. Could someone verify mine is installed correctly? I'd like to use Storefront theme with ...
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Is a Child Theme required?

I have the question of whether a child theme is required to use? A site now uses a purchased theme from themeforest performed here are adaptations. For this issue, there is no child theme used. The ...
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Page is taking old removed attachment

The code given below is making the page to take all the media/attachments ever attached to the page ... even after removal of them from the page Even after I removed and left no media on page it is ...
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How to reverse post navigation at bottom of post

I am using a child theme derived from twentythirteen. I wanted to have my posts displayed in chronological order(ascending). I tried adding the code from this answer to index.php but for some reason ...
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using wp enqueue style to create a CSS file specifically for a page template

I am trying to create a CSS file that only works for one page template. I am trying to do it using wp enqueue style but to no avail so far. I was able to get it to work (sort of) using the following ...
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I want to edit it on my laptop as a child theme and transfer the files to my server. I don't know how

I have big gaps in my knowledge and right now I know I'm doing things wrong, and I want to buckle down and fix that. I have a wordpress site using the "shape" theme, and I directly edited the code ...
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Override parent theme files in subdirectory

How do I tell wordpress to use the child theme's version of a file rather than the parent's version? I found online that the following line should be added to my child theme's functions.php file, but ...
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Wordpress image selector in theme

I'm new to wordpress theme developing, I'll be happy if I could use your help. I'm trying to simulate the post thumbnail metabox content in my theme. I need the ability to upload and choose images ...
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Child Theme problems

I have a Premium WordPress theme that I created a child theme on. I can change the regular WordPress php pages and the css on the parent theme inside the child theme with no problems. Inside the ...
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Featured images same height

I have a theme (called Origin) from Elegant Themes. I'm using a child theme. I need to programmatically have all the featured images set to the same height for the home page. I can do this in CSS but ...
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Extracting Distance from FacetWP Proximity Function to Display in Wordpress Template

I am quite new to Wordpress & Php coding in general, I have a relatively simple theme that I have been working with that contains a custom post type that stores latitude and longitude. Each post ...
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Edit theme wp_head

My wordpress render in the head tag lots of unneeded script or css files, I tried to fix this by editing my head.php page but the theme I was using (zerif) use wp_head function to include all the ...
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WooCommerce: change display order of product short description and price [closed]

re: https://modestmix.com/shop/benefit-teas/go-the-fuck-to-sleep/ I'd like to move the price "$4.99–$24.99" below the product short description "Seriously. Drink a cup of this..." Any ideas how to ...
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How do child themes work?

I was creating a wordpress theme based on Twenty Fifteen and then someone suggested me to use a child theme instead. What's the biggest difference? I've heart both parent and child themes functions....
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Different themes on one site

I'm correctly developing my own theme and so far I got: index, header, footer, functions and style files. The list will go on as I'm progressing with my theme. But I'm considering to use more than one ...
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Update Data parameter of a wp_localize_script() call

I'm working on a child theme, In my-page-template.php I have : //... $current_key= 5; //calculated result wp_localize_script('my_js', 'ajaxload', array('post_id' => $current_key)); In my_js.js ...
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How to Override Custom Post Type

I have spent HOURS trying to figure this out and keep failing. I have a theme that has a custom post type for Properties. I want to edit this post type to make it suitable for Canadian properties (i....
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Child themes with multiple css files in parent

The Wordpress Codex states "If your theme has more than one .css file (eg. ie.css, style.css, main.css) then you will have to make sure to maintain all of the Parent Theme dependencies." What PHP code ...
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How to change Parent Themes in Child Theme CSS

I am confused as to how I'm supposed to switch parent themes in my child theme css. Right now my website protovest.com is using responsive theme but I want to change it to a theme called tesseract. ...
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How to override filter in child theme?

I'm trying to override a parent theme filter in a child theme; I must have the syntax wrong as the override is being completely ignored. Here's what's in my child theme's functions.php: //* remove ...
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How to add new sidebar widget area to child theme?

I want to create a new sidebar widget area in the header of my child theme. What would be the best way to do this? Here is the code for one of the sidebars in the parent theme: <?php add_action( '...
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What Are the Advantages of Using an mu-plugin

What is the advantage of putting code in a mu-plugin as appose to a plugin or child theme? What is the proper usage for the mu-plugin? I mean I can just put code in my child theme but is that the ...
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widgets_init actions not fired from functions.php's child theme

I need to add new sidebars for using them accordingly on different pages throughout my shop. I use Woocommerce and my own Storefront child theme. This is a snippet of what is in functions.php file ...
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Child themes & updates?

How the hell do you keep up with updates without a week worth of hassle? I must be incredibly stupid or something because I can't figure out how to make it painless. PS! This is a problem for those ...
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Does theme update also update a child theme zip

Total wordpress beginner here. I purchased a organicfood theme and when I got an updated version for it, among other files I also found organicfood child theme zip in main directory. I know that ...
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Child Theme's style.css not loading in mobile browser

Recently, I tried to customize some Wordpress page. I started by creating a child-theme of the twentythirteen template. Therefore, I've created a new directory, called it twentythirteen-child, added a ...
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Mystery YSlow Add Expires Headers Test Fails — Only on Imported CSS Files

I'm analyzing my site for performance, using a number of tools, including the YSlow plugin. Its a big site with lots and lots of files. I've set up .htacess to add an appropriate "Expires" header. ...
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Adding a meta box fields to child theme options page

I created a custom options page for may theme using this code: add_action( 'admin_menu', 'jrl_add_admin_menu' ); function jrl_add_admin_menu() { add_menu_page('Options', 'Options', '...
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Plugin: register custom post types, child ready and performance best practices

I would find best practices in performance, clean code and child theme ready, for plugin that add some custom post types to my theme. What di you think about something like this? if ( ! ...
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How to add meta fields to custom taxonomy add/edit page?

I have a custom taxonomy 'issue'. I tried to add some meta fields to the add/edit issue pages in the dashboard using the method explained by Ohad Raz (https://en.bainternet.info/wordpress-taxonomies-...
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Child Theme not loading parent CSS

I'm using the MyStile theme for a new site. I'm trying to create a child theme so I can modify the theme and not have my changes overwritten, however once I activate my child theme, the whole styling ...