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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get_template_directory vs get_stylesheet_directory

I am trying to create a child theme and need to replace some files that are in sub-folders. In this post, it states 'get_stylesheet_directory(); will go to the current theme, child or parent ...
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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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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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Can't override template file in child theme

I have my WordPress installation running using a child theme based on a theme I have bought. The original theme has templates files in a template folder /original_theme/template/testimonial.php. I ...
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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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Stylesheet overriding in Child theme

So here's my problem : I have two stylesheets in my child theme : style.css and style-premium.css (Which contains only modified CSS). My posts use one of these stylesheets depending on their category. ...
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How to add functionality to an existing theme (using child themes)

The reason why I ask such a question isn't because I don't know how to do so at all, but rather I think the way I've trying to go about it may be wrong and that I don't understand how wordpress works ...
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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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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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How to override javascript files in child theme?

I'm loading some javascript files in the parent theme. The path in the parent theme is "scripts" > "custom.js". In the child theme, I'm creating the same path (scripts > custom.js) and changing some ...
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How do I get rid of or change the footer in my child theme?

I want to remove the default theme name and "powered by WP" text in the footer of every page. I've created a child theme to hold all my customizations from the original theme so that my customizations ...
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Edit php files in subdirs in a child theme

I want to change a php file in a subdir of my theme folder. The path to that specific file is: /includes/sf-content-display/sf-post-formats.php I copied the file within the subdirs in my child theme ...
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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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How do themes provide support for child themes?

One of the requests on themeforest is that themes are required to provide child theme support. I know what child themes are, although I haven't worked a lot with them, but I would like to know is ...
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Custom field not showing

I am trying to get 3 images and their links which I have defined as custom fields. The custom field aren't displayed and when I var_dump() my get_post_meta() it returns string(0)"", what am i doing ...
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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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Remove post author using child theme

I'm using twentytwelve but I don't want the author to show on single post pages. How would I go about doing that without deleting it from the parent theme.
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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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Hide a div that is part of all pages on one specific page

How can I hide a div (which contains an image) for a specific WordPress page? I believe my page id is 46: Here is the div I am trying to change: <div id="static-footer-image" ...
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colorpicker WP 3.5 path to stylesheet when called from a child theme

What is the path to the 3.5 colorpicker stylesheet? wp_enqueue_style( 'wp-color-picker' ); I am trying to enqueue the color picker from a child theme but it does not load. I have added an admin ...
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Two stylesheets acting on one element

I am trying to style one element with max-width and I was having problems. I discovered that the child theme stylesheet was being augmented by the original stylesheet with width at the same time. ...
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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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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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Add post dates from child theme and change font size on homepage post

I know this is not difficult. I know it is supposed to be in the style.css in the child theme, but no font size I change seems to make any difference. The titles of the posts on my homepage never. ...
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Child theme template value for style.css for parent in different folder

I am making a child theme in the .../wp-content/themes/ folder however the parent theme that I am building on is in the .../wp-content/plugins/ directory. I am able to import the parent style.css ...
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How to Change MU/BuddyPress Group Blog New Installation Defaults [closed]

I am trying to work with a Multisite install of WordPress and modify the default "child" blogs in the network. The details are: -I have a main site built on Commons in a Box (CBOX) which is a ...
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lost css when overriding themes templates

i have copied and modified the template file : header.php in my theme child and i kept the same path. here is the full file <?php /** * Your Inspiration Themes * * @package WordPress * ...
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is there a simple way to list every templates / php files used to generate a specific page?

To customize a theme , it is not always easy to trace every files that are used and find out which one do what . For example i' like to find out how my menu is generated so i can add some conditions ...
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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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Child theme error “Template is missing”

I created a child theme of twentytwelve using the following in style.css: /* Theme Name: WAMSA Template: twentytwelve version: 0.1 */ @import url("../twentytwelve/style.css"); In Appearance > ...
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Next Previous Post in wordpress with previous / next link with title?

I recently tried the previous post and the next post button link. I do that with image in the left and right side of the site.Its working perfect.But i didn't know how to do this For Example: ...
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How to modify theme content in Thematic?

I'm not new to PHP, HTML, CSS, and the like, not at all, but I'm definitely new to creating Wordpress themes. I was recommended to use the Thematic theme as a base theme and modify it using functions ...
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adding navigation to genesis themes

i'm following a tutorial provided here to add navigation menu, but not able to find out set of #nav in my style.css & my theme is eleven40. What we need to replace to get navigation menu?
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Prevent child theme from inheriting a parent theme's required file

My parent theme has a file with a class that defines ads for that specific theme. It is required in functions.php. My child theme needs a duplicate file with different ad parameters so I would like to ...
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how do I queue my Child stylesheet/s *after* every Parent stylesheet/statement?

I'm using the well-written Oenology theme by Chip Bennett as the Parent to my own Child theme. In my development process, I've discovered that there are some challenges for people writing Child ...
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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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How to transfer changes to a child theme?

I'm using a Template called D5 Design. They have an update, and I've made changes to a few of the PHP files in the Theme files. (changes to text on certain pages mostly) When I do the update, I ...
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How to make a child theme independent of parent?

I recently made a twentyten child theme, but I'm curious as to how I can make the child theme independent of its parent, ie exist without the twenty-ten theme folder present. I couldn't find any ...
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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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Modular CSS and JS in Child Themes

Let's assume that twentythirteen/shortcodes/ exists and inside are folders with shortcodes. 1 folder = 1 shortcode. Each shortcode has: 1 PHP file, 1 CSS file, 1 JS file. ...
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Child Theme - what is the scope of overwriting files?

I noticed that creating twentythirteen-child/archive.php overwrites twentythirteen/archive.php but creating twentythirteen-child/shortcodes/drop-cap/drop-cap.php does not overwrite ...
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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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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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Child Theme CSS Not Overriding Parent Theme In MultiSite Site

I've been banging my head on the wall for a while now trying to figure this out. I have a multisite setup currently with just the main site and a network site I added. The main site displays just ...
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Use admin options from parent theme in child theme

I am creating a child theme for the first time. I have created style.css (and imported parent theme's style.css in it) and also some new files and additional functions in functions.php. Now, I have ...
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Override parent theme function that is not hooked or in the functions.php file

I need to remove a function from the parent theme and replace it within the child theme. The function is called print_meta($meta_box). The function is not pluggable and it located in a random file, ...
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Conditionally remove comments and post meta in functions.php

I'm new to Wordpress and am coming from the point and click world of Joomla! what was easy there now involves some solid php knowledge to replicate in Wordpress ;) I'm try to conditionally remove ...
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change the Theme dynamically

Is there some way to change the page template dynamically using just a url I wanna use it in a demo theme, so for example when the user enters a particular URL ending with for example ...
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Overiding functions.php with child-theme

I've been searching for a proper solution to override functions and hooks in my parent theme's functions.php. My parent theme has: define('TS_INC', TEMPLATEPATH .'/inc'); require_once( TS_INC ...
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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 ...