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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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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Overwriting templates in child theme and performance

Is it bad for performance to overwrite custom templates in the child theme? For example: I have a template called single-music.php in my parent theme. I have put single-music.php in the child theme ...
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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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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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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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WP is not using the select custom template.php that its selected for a page

I created a childtheme: Fisio Inside I have: page-team.php with the name: <?php /* Template Name: Page - Team */ ?> <?php get_header(); ?> <script>alert('its the team ...
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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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Activate Child Theme with Codex

I know there is an option to have the following code in the wp-config.php file: define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'x-child-integrity-light'); define( 'TEMPLATEPATH', 'wp-content/themes/x'); I currently ...
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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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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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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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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" ...
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Get Parent Theme Author Name

I want to to get the Author name of the Parent theme. I can get the theme name using wp_get_theme() to get the theme object of the current (child) theme. From this I can get the parent theme name. ...
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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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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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Cannot save widgets in custom sidebars

I'm working on a child theme of the Toolset Bootstrap Theme. I need to create a custom sidebar, so I registered the new sidebar in my child theme's function.php file: function ...
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Attributing a version number to a child theme's main stylesheet

In header.php, I like to attribute a version number to the stylesheet so that the browser gets forced to refresh it. But when working with a child theme, its stylesheet is not explicitely called, ...
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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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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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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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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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Child Theme vs. Jetpack Editor

I have read that it is always desirable to create a "child theme" so that any changes I make don't get washed away if the main theme is updated. However, one of Jetpack's features is a CSS editor ...
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bbpress change the word forum, topic, reply in the forum to another word I choose

bbpress I would want to customize my Forum in bbpress. by changing/replacing the words that appear on the forum layout. I would like to change the words (everywhere they appear): Forum, topic, reply. ...
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Should a child theme share the same theme options row as the parent, or should it have it's own options row?

I'm developing a theme which uses the NHP Theme Options Framework to add some theme options. Naturally, the theme options framework creates a single row in the database to store the theme's options ...
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Child theme grabbing wrong location fo parent theme files

I purchased a Wordpress theme this week, and to keep my changes separate from the original theme, I created a child theme for it. Right now it's just a barebones child theme, the style.css file and ...
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PHP loop that selects posts with a particular in-post option

Im trying to build a Featured post slider to show any post that i mark as a "featured" (with a in-post option) regardless the category or tag type... Im new to wordpress and although I understand a ...
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Link to a .po file in a child theme

i'm working in a twenty ten child theme, i want to change the load_theme_textdomain( 'twentyten', TEMPLATEPATH . '/languages' ); $locale = get_locale(); $locale_file = TEMPLATEPATH . ...
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Enqueue stylesheets if parent theme has more than one .css file

I just learnt about creating child themes from the Codex , it says to add add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_styles' ); function theme_enqueue_styles() { wp_enqueue_style( ...
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Change slug of registered custom post type in child theme

I successfully renamed a custom post type registered by my parent theme in my child theme using this method. The problem is, my permalinks haven't changed. So when I change portfolio to homepage and ...
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How to check active theme is parent or child wordpress

I am working on a plugin in plugin. I make template folder and in template folder and there are files of plugin that shows my post type data. First Scenario When user activate my plugin the template ...
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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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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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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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WordPress Twenty Fourteen Theme Sidebar

The Twenty Fourteen theme was used to create the basis of my own child theme. It's been pretty easy to override, but the left sidebar is proving difficult. I don't want to remove the sidebar ...
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Unregistering a Sidebar in Child Theme

I'm working with a handy responsive theme framework (Reverie) and I'm developing my own theme the right way using a Child theme. The Parent theme calls a sidebar called with an ID of 'Footer' and ...
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Child theme within a child theme?

I'm developing a child theme, but also want to make it possible for that child theme to have a custom functions.php file that won't be overwritten during theme updates .. is this possible in any ...
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How to extend parent theme sections and settings to Options Tree

I am developing a child theme based on a theme that use Option Tree for it's options. Is it possible to add a new section with my child theme settings to the already defined sections by parent theme ...
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Website Broken on Activating Child Theme! [closed]

My website (at http://japanaddicts.org) breaks down in a rudimentary pro-HTML form when I try to activate the child theme. My parent theme is Codilight. Just explain to me why is this happening. I am ...
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Cannot get Child Theme to load latest version of style.css

I'm using a Child theme set up correctly. But I just cannot get changes in the Child theme style.css to be reflected in the site. Tried emptying the browser cache a million times and it doesn't work! ...
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Create a theme by combining a parent and a child theme

I have an existing parent theme and a child theme. I have a need for one theme that has the power of the parent theme and the design of the child theme. Is there anyway to quickly combine these two ...
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Injecting a custom sql query into a page/theme

I have written a custom sql query for our WordPress website (fairly elaborate and not achievable with the standard wordpress code) and I've got it to run via $pageposts = $wpdb->get_results($query, ...
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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 ...