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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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 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(); $locale_file = TEMPLATEPATH . "/languages/$...
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Echo tags used to describe the theme

I've got a plugin I am working on to return an instance of the WP_Theme object properties. The plugin essentially allows for a simple child-theme creation. /* Theme Name: <?php echo $...
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How do add a the style-mobile css from the main theme to the child theme?

I've only found one post on this and the OP asked for clarification, but didn't get any: How to enqueue both style.css and style-mobile.css in child theme I'm using a pretty standard theme and have ...
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How to pass a numeric id to a page template?

I am using a Wordpress installation with Wordpress Social Login as a "canvas" for an HTML5-based board game. In the file /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/front-page.php I get the numeric ID of ...
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How to NOT call Font Awesome or font icons in WordPress

I have a theme that makes use of Font Awesome icons by default. I have replaced all of them with custom .png icons using CSS. However, on web page load, the font-awesome icons takes up a size or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use custom stylesheet only for a template in child theme

I am using Themco's X theme. To modify the theme styles I used the Ethos child theme provided by Themeco. I have designed a custom template in the child theme. Now I want a stylesheet custom-style.css ...
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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 (function_exists('...
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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 ...