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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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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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 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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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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Change custom featured image size in twentythirteen child theme

I need to change the post thumbnail size in my child theme. I have read several answers on how to do this in twenty twelve, which is very similar, but nothing is happening when I use similar code for ...
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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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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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display last post modified date in genesis child themes

Since I frequently update posts so it’s crucial for me to display last modified date instead of post published date like following image. Its because I want search engine to display my post last ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I cleanly override a plugin's CSS with a child theme?

I have taken it upon myself to adhere to WordPress conventions so I can have a clean, sexy child theme. However, I am unsure how to proceed on a certain issue. I would like to override the CSS for ...
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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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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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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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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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Run two concurrent themes in one installation

I'm trying to add a 'blog' to my established and customized wordpress installation. Goal is to have a blog page that runs a child theme of TwentyTwenty, pulling any post of the category "blog-posts" ...
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What are the best practices for maintaining and deploying several parent themes?

I've been trying to commission a freelancer to make me a custom website and hit a roadblock when I said I wanted a parent theme. The freelancer strongly preferred to make a child theme based on his ...
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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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One Child Functions.php for Multiple Child Themes

I have a wordpress setup that I use for clients with around 30 or so child themes that they can choose from. Each child theme has it's own functions.php file currently. Is it possible to setup just ...
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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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Trying to use shortcode for a plugin on custom homepage of Responsive theme

The Responsive theme has a custom home page option, with a feature content div that is defaulted to an image. I cannot get shortcode for my slideshow plugin to work in this. I can insert html just ...
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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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Developing a childtheme, how to disable the parents templates?

I am developing a simple child theme based on twentyeleven. But i notice twentyeleven has a showcase and sidebar template when you add a new page. How can i disable these templates from functions.php? ...
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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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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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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 ...