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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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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Child themes CSS priority problems without using !important

I changed my WordPress site to use child themes, but the parent theme style has priority over any change I make on the child theme CSS. I can work around it using !important, however this is a patchy ...
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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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Is it possible to override this function/class in a child theme?

Is it possible to override this widget function from a parent theme? I saw this blog, but it dealt with a simpler case. http://venutip.com/content/right-way-override-theme-functions parent class ...
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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 ...
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Localize strings for translation

I'm rebuilding my website from a child theme of twentytwelve to child theme of twentyfourteen. Most of the functions I'm using comes from tutorials, so most of the string aren't localized. With this ...
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Will the use of a child theme create problems with commercial parent theme's options?

My client has a commercial theme full of options running on his site. I need to apply changes in the header.php and style.css. I plan to create a child theme so he can continue update his theme in the ...
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Activate Child Theme .mo and .po files

I am experiencing some problems while trying to use my dutch .mo and .po files for my child theme. I have added the following line to wp-config.php: define ('WPLANG', 'nl_NL'); After that I have ...
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a child theme not de-registering a patent javascript file

We're currently rolling out a number (>100) of wordpress sites where we're using a custom child theme and a holding page plugin. Most of our clients use IE8 as their browser (corporate policy) and ...
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Change Genesis <title> Tag from Page Template [closed]

I have made a page template for a Genesis theme in which I want to change the <title> tag but I can't find any API reference or example to do this. Does anyone have any idea how to do this?
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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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How can I change a function in a parent theme via a child themes functions.php

I have a function in a parent theme: function cyberchimps_logo_icons() { ?> <header id="cc-header" class="row-fluid"> <div class="span7"> <?php if ...
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Importing changes to Child Theme

I've made numerous changes to my theme via the CSS block in Theme Options. Wondering if there's a seamless method to migrate these changes to a Child Theme. I don't have much coding knowledge but I ...
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Declaring an instance of class included in parent theme from child theme functions.php

Please note this is all "working" - the question is about the best practice and to try and work out why I need to include the PHP file which contains the class in two places for it to work correctly. ...
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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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Child Theme with multiple css files

I know this is a frequently asked question but I don't resolve it. I have make a child theme of a theme with multiple css file and I'm trying to copy them but I probably don't enqueues css files ...
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Override the function twentytwelve_scripts_styles in a child theme

I want to overide the function which enqueues scripts and styles in the theme Twenty Twelve using its child functions.php. I followed this guide but can't get it to work. Can someone suggest a ...
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Child theme functions.php not executing

I have the following in a child theme's functions.php file: <?php function theme_child_add_scripts() { wp_register_script( 'script', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . ...
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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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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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Designing WP architecture for a site [closed]

(I posted this same question to wordpress.org some time ago, but got no answers. Hopefully Stackexchange has a more appropriate audience...) This question is going to be a long and winding one, and ...
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Indirect modification of overloaded property WP_Post::$classes has no effect

I'm working on a child theme and while everything works the Walker_Nav_Menu and Walker classes are causing all the fuss. My parent theme overrides Walker_Nav_Menu as below: if ( ! class_exists( ...
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How can you change default color scheme in a Twenty Fifteen child theme?

Right now I am editing a Twenty Fifteen Child theme (Five Beers to be exact) and I'm wondering if there is a way I can add my own color scheme to the customizer and make it the default color scheme. ...
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Add pre-existing meta box to new custom post type

I have a parent theme that creates a number of custom meta boxes that are added to the "post" and "pages" post types as well as a number of post types also created by the theme. In my child theme, I ...
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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 ...