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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Rewrite post type slug only for child theme

I'm in multisite where some blogs share the same parent theme for maintenance reasons. All my cpts come from that parent theme, but I would really like that, for one of the blogs, it had an URL mask. ...
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Select full Image Size on widget “Genesis - Featured Posts”

I'm writing a child theme for Genesis and trying to figure out to get the full image sizes on "Genesis - Featured Posts" widget. The widget has a check box "Show Featured Image" and "Image Size" ...
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How to remove a parent theme template from Quick Edit?

I was looking for a way to hide the parent theme's templates and found this answer which works perfectly to remove the parent templates from the pages edit screen - How to *remove* a parent theme page ...
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Widget modifications in a child theme

Can I modify widgets in a child theme? When I change the footer, I don't need extra steps -- it just works. What about widgets? Example: A widget of a theme I am using makes use of google maps. I'd ...
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how to change my child theme featured image dimensions?

I am developing a child theme based on the twentyten theme and now i notice the featured image in the WP backend (wp-admin) shows the wrong scaled image. It shows the "twenty ten" size, meaning an ...
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Linking to Child Theme PHP Files

I have an existing website with html, css, js, and image files that I am trying to convert over to wordpress. I installed a clean local install using mamp on my hard drive and created a new child ...
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How to override my plugin's php classes with duplicates that are in my child theme folder

I have a child theme in wordpress and one of the plugins I am using is called jigoshop. I made a copy of a few php classes from the plugin and placed them in my child theme folder. I want these ...
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get_header('header2') not working properly in child themes

I am trying to replace header-header2.php of my main theme in my child theme and by adding the file in the child theme, but wordpress is loading the file from the main theme itself. Is the second ...
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Use child theme on certain pages and not others?

I have created a twenty-eleven child theme, I want to know if its possible to only load that child theme on certain pages, maybe with the custom page templates? I have looked via google and on here ...
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Grandchild themes and optimal network architecture

I'm trying to create a versatile Wordpress network . In order to speed up development, I imagine I'll need to channel projects to different themes at an early stage. At the core of my network ...
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Twentyten Child Theme: header images display messed up in admin panel

WordPress v 3.0.4 multisite-network enabled, local installation w MAMP 1.9.4, PHP 5.3.2, Theme: Twentyten child TWO PROBLEMS: 1) Display of header image thumbnails in admin panel and 2) path to ...
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Add custom function to a theme with child theme's functions.php

I am using a theme Indigo and have it working fine, in a child theme configuration. I want to add a custom function. Unlike the child style.css, I have read that you don't need to import the parent ...
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why this media query is not working / not loading when I put it in child theme?

I am trying to create a separate style sheet for responsive behavior in a site. my folder structure: magzine/style.css magazine-child/style.css magazine-child/responsive.css Magazine is my theme ...
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Pagination in relation to archive.php

A small problem here, I just don't know how to change this because I'm a self taught newbie. I made a child-theme from the simone-theme with a static front-page. To it I have the archive.php as the ...
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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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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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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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Installing plugins and using complex folder structure with child theme in WordPress

I'm creating a new WP website based on a template, and I've created the child theme for this template. It is working without any problem. I understand the basics for a child theme as adding my ...
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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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Which settings/options are saved on a theme-basis and how does this affect theme-switching?

I realized that when switching the theme (in my case to a child theme) some things don't stay the same: Widgets Menus At least this is what I found out so far: Widgets Don't lose widgets when ...
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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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How to add anchor tag at the top of posts, past the header and nav bar?

my site is here: http://wedding.chloe-nguyen.com/ I am using the default Twenty Fourteen theme, modifying in a child theme (my first). Scroll down and click one of the featured posts. You get taken ...
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Why does my functions.php cause white-screen and media-library issues?

Overview: I was authoring a child-theme, and realized that functions.php was causing problems with the media-library and caused a "white-screen" to appear after editing a post. I fixed the issue by ...
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Is it possible to make *.js and folders visible in theme-editor

I just created a file test.js in the folder of my own child-theme. Unfortunately it is not visible in the Theme editor. How can I make it visible? And is it possible to make folders visible?
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Edit and make class-wc-widget-featured-products.php update-proof

Within the class-wc-widget-featured-products.php file I need to Remove this on Line 101: <?php if ( $r->post->post_title ) echo get_the_title( $r->post->ID ); else echo ...
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Child Themes of Non-Wordpress Sanctioned Templates

I have created and used over a dozen Wordpress child themes for various websites. I have downloaded the themes from Wordpress. This time I wanted to use a theme outside of Wordpress' realm. I heard ...
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two columns of posts on homepage, one of them “favorites”

I'm using a child theme of Twenty Twelve in wordpress. Here's where I am developing the site: http://internalcompass.us/castle/ You'll notice the two columns of posts on the homepage. I have one ...
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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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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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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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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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Checking for page templates in child theme

I have a simple problem I'm hoping someone can shed some light on. I have a child theme with a custom page template and I'm simply trying to check weather or not the template is in use. Under normal ...
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Skeleton Child Theme Add Icon Bar to Header Flex Grid

Skeleton Child Theme Version 1.6 WordPress Version 3.4.2 Child Theme installed on main Multisite: public_html, wp-content, themes. My CSS, PHP Coding skills = NOVICE What I've done: Using 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 can we hide the parent's theme url at the child themes details on a multisite?

I hope the title makes sense. But anyway, to clear things up, here is a screen shoot of what I mean: To be honest I really don't see how site admins benefit from this piece of information since ...
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Gettext Loads slightly different text [closed]

@ all single post pages the text to indicate one needs to be logged on to leave a comment is not displayed as expected I have this gettext: msgid "You must be %1$slogged in%2$s to post a comment." ...
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Do I only need to import style.css for a child theme?

I am creating a child theme for the first time, and sort of learning as I go. I am having an issue with the way videos are showing up on a mobile phone with my child theme, but not with my parent ...
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Trying to figure out why my child theme is trying to access a file that doesn't exist

This is my attempt at making a child theme, and everything seems to be working well, however when I view the source code I'm seeing this <link rel='stylesheet' id='bootstrap-css' ...
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Wordpress Child Themes

I'm trying to redeclare a function in a wordpress child theme that is already in use by the parent theme. However, I get a "Fatal error: Cannot redeclare" message when trying to do so. Also, I've ...
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How to replace the twentyten image header with my flash banner?

I am currently building a site using a child theme for the first time. Basically, I have a flash banner the client has already had made, and want to replace the twentyten image banner with the flash. ...
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How to load parent theme style.css?

My WordPress site uses a theme that is a child of a parent theme. As required, both themes have style.css files. However, as far as I can tell WordPress only provides the mechanism to load the child ...
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Activating child theme returns “active theme is broken”

I was using the Pinboard theme, but want to make modifications to it. Instead of editing the theme files directly, I wanted to try to make my changes using a child theme. Following the codex, I ...
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How to over-ride a file in a plugin? [closed]

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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Replace function in a child theme

Is there a way to replace a function by another function in a child theme? In other words, in a theme there is a function named "theme_function" and this function is called by several files inside the ...
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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 ...
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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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Overriding Parent Theme… will cause plugins failure?

I overrides the parent theme by copying "header.php" and "footer.php" files to the "child" folder, it is working nicely. But I wonder if I install a plugin that need to edit the "header.php" or ...
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How to properly create a child theme

I would like to create a child theme based on the twentyeleven theme. I understand how to create my own styles.css file to work for my child theme. I would also like to create my own custom ...
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How do I get a child theme to load scripts from the parent theme?

Pretty new to WordPress functions, so apologies if this is basic stuff. I've designed a parent theme that registers and enqueues two scripts like so: if ( !function_exists( 'scherzo_scripts' ) ) ...
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How do I target the child theme with get_bloginfo();?

In the code below (which is located in my functions.php file), in reference to ('.get_bloginfo('template_url').', I'm trying to target my child theme but it keeps coming up as the parent theme. /* == ...