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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Adding Custom Javascript to Skeleton Child Theme

I'm trying to register & enqueue ImageMapster in my Skeleton Child Theme on the main.php page to make an image map with hovering image effects. I added this code to the "Header Functions" section ...
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How do I copy my Parent Templates to my Child Templates?

I'm trying to customize the Home Page of a Responsive Theme template. I had started with the Responsive theme and then found out that I had to do customizations on a child theme, so I downloaded the ...
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How can I remove css from a child theme?

I am using the theme twentyten as a parent theme for my child theme. I have other stylesheets I want to use and so I'm trying to figure out how to wp_deregister_style for the style.css sheet that is ...
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Make “sidebar template” the default template for new pages

On Twenty Eleven or on its child themes the default template for new pages is a template with no sidebar. I don't know why this is like this; it seems to me that the designers of Wordpress are still ...
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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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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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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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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: SomeFolder/Folder/...
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iPhone Safari full size & PC versions different

This site displays the correct logo at top left of the content in Chrome, but displays the incorrect logo in Safari on an iPhone, at full size browsing. The incorrect logo says "Dandelion". The ...
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roots child theme can't override header.php

I made a child theme for roots and it worked as expected. I can override everything, including footer.php, but not header.php. My header.php looks exactly like the one from roots at the moment, except ...
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How to keep my custom theme changes after updating genesis child theme

I am using a Genesis child theme that I would like to make some custom changes to it, but would like to be able to update it when a new version comes out without loosing my edits. I am familiar with ...
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Assign Menus to Theme Locations with theme activation

A site is using "child1" named child theme. When this site switches to other child theme named "child2", their widgets are moving too but theme locations are not moving. How can i auto assign menus to ...
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how can I remove the sidebar from my wp homepage [closed]

What's the best practice when it comes to removing the sidebar on the wordpress homepage? I'm using wp Version 3.2.1 and Skeleton Child Theme 1.6
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Removing Shortcodes from Child Theme

I'm trying to remove the shortcodes from a child theme. In my functions.php file (for the child theme), I've put: function my_remove_shortcode(){ return ''; } add_shortcode('entry-twitter-link', '...
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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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Redeclare a function in a child theme

I want to redeclare a function that I inherited from the parent theme. When I do it in functions.php, I get a fatal error that redeclaration is not possible. I did a workaround: creating a modified ...
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How are updates to the style.css file in child theme recognized?

When I update the style.css in my active child theme, the changes are not immediately picked up. I tried doing a touch on the file, but the results have been inconsistent. It worked once, but did ...
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Can't Install Child Theme “The parent theme is missing. Please install the ”Default“ parent theme.”

This is my first time installing a child theme and I ran into some errors Here' the style.css /* Theme Name: WD TechGoStore-child Theme URI: http://wpdance.com/ Description: Commerce Template Author:...
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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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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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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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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 page')</...
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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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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 locate_template('...
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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 http://...
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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" role=...
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Unhook action from child theme

I have decided to use a WooCommerce Storefront child theme called Galleria, when I have previously used the Storefront theme I have used the common remove_action to unhook the defaults and replaced ...
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Scratch theme needs to be a child theme, but for which parent? [closed]

I have inherited a messy Wordpress site at work. The site was created from scratch with no obvious parent theme - it's not based on anything. I am trying to fix it without having to start from fresh, ...
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How to disable admin notice in child theme? [closed]

Similar to How to remove plugin install notice from non-admin users in Wordpress?, Disable update notification for individual plugins. I have purchased a theme, which displays a notice in admin panel ...
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How to add #navbar to all page links?

I have several Wordpress websites with large images at their tops, using 2013 child theme. How to add #navbar anchor to all page links, so that the browser scrolls down a bit, when a user clicks a ...
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Passing variable from child theme to parent theme

I want to pass my google map custom colors from my child theme to my parent theme. So in my Parent Theme's functions.php I have add_filter( 'post_thumbnail_html', "map_thumbnail" ); function ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 (!function_exists('...
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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( ...