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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Overwriting templates in child theme and performance

Is it bad for performance to overwrite custom templates in the child theme? For example: I have a template called single-music.php in my parent theme. I have put single-music.php in the child theme ...
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How to refresh the Gallery images?

I am using The Ken theme for one of my client, and they want to keep refreshing the Gallery images every time the page load. I could see mk_gallery.php files, as I am not hard code PHP developer so ...
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Menu on responsive twentytwelve theme not working, strange url error

i use twenty twelve custom theme (palumariosrl.it) but i have a problem. If i try to use on responsive mode the menu not function (can i see only hover menu page and if i click on menu buttom i have a ...
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Changing a setting in the wp-admin/customize.php reverts CSS styles to parent theme [closed]

I have a child theme built ontop of the Cherry Framework theme. Whenever an admin user goes to wp-admin/customize.php and changes the slider, the CSS gets completely destroyed and needs to be backed ...
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How to create a child theme with multiple css files.

Noob at wordpress development. Trying to create a child theme for a client. But the problem is that there are many css files and not one as per many tut's available, in my senario there are multiple ...
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Hiding all posts/products/pages from a site based on a custom taxonomy/domain name

I'm working on a site that's running Domain Theme Mapper (http://codecanyon.net/item/domain-and-theme-mapper) with WooCommerce to present two sites with two different child themes... that share a ...
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Enqueue more than two CSS styles in a child theme functions.php

I've just started to use WordPress and learned about the child-theme feature. So it's my first time doing this and I ran into some problems. When I try to preview the child-theme, the formatting of ...
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Load a Child Theme's style.css just before the closing </head> tag

I have this in functions.php: <?php /* Import parent style - The new standard Wordpress way - No @import in CSS! */ add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_parent_styles' ); function ...
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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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Child theme - overriding add_image_size by a child theme [duplicate]

I am trying to get my child theme to work and to overide one line of code in the main theme functions.php but I can not getting to work since I am totally green in php. In my main theme functions.php ...
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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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Deregister and Dequeue Stylesheets From a Plugin and Enqueue a Child's Stylesheet/s

I'm trying to Deregister and Dequeue 3 Stylesheets from a Plugin (WP Listings) and Enqueue 3 Stylesheets within my Child Theme's directory. I have tried using the following code, but all 3 of the ...
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Use secondary menu of parent theme in child theme

I cannot solve this problem and this case doesn't work for me either. All cases that I found on the internet deal with the new secondary menu that should be registered and used in a child theme. In ...
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Implementing DNS Prefetching with WordPress

I'm not sure whether my question sounds promising or not but what I'm going to ask is very much relevant. So please read the full question before down voting or flag. I'm trying to implement DNS ...
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Overwriting Parent Theme's Image Sizes

I'm using Raw by UDTHEMES as a parent theme for a site I am working on. In the parent theme, there is the following image size: add_image_size( 'udt-full-width-image', 870, 490, true ); And I am ...
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How to prevent funny characters on Home Page

This is a challenge for the sharpest and most experienced WordPress specialists I am building a site in the WP Twenty Fifteen theme. I created a bare-bones minimum home page at http://bit.ly/1zlmpKS ...
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How to customize the_archive_title()?

In my child theme's archive.php, I have the following code for displaying the title of my archive pages: <?php the_archive_title( '<h1 class="page-title">', '</h1>' ); ...
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Child theme - Overriding 'require_once' in functions.php

I am attempting to modify a wordpress theme with a child theme. My parent theme has the following function in its functions.php: require_once(get_template_directory() . "/includes/theme-styles.php"); ...
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WordPress + Child Theme = Am I missing something?

I have an issue that has me scratching my head and if I scratch anymore I'm gonna go bald. I have looked all over for a solution but have not found anything so I thought I'd stop by and see if maybe ...
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Why does the Full-width Template in Twenty Twelve pack so many classes into the body class attribute?

I created a page and selected the "Full-width Page Template, No Sidebar" option in the Twenty-Twelve Theme. The viewed page has the following body tag: <body class="page page-id-2 page-template ...
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Remove h1 from 2015 theme

I'm a Wordpress newbie! I have two h1 when I list my site categories using a URL of the following format: http://www.example.com/category/YYY I get a HTML page with a header of Category: ...
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How to install bootstrap in child theme

Something is going wrong when I try to use the bootstrap nav with a child theme and I can't figure it out for the life of me. The parent theme is called Revera. This is a bootstrap theme. It ...
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Is it possible to change parameters of Parent theme function in the Child theme?

I have a Parent theme with the following function: function getTourOffers($tourId) { global $aitThemeOptions; $params = array( 'post_type' => ...
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How to include only modifications in child theme?

Is there a way to only include single line / minor changes to a child theme without having to maintain the whole template file? For example, I have a third-party theme which has a single character ...
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How to move the sidebar in TwentyFifteen to the right?

Is it possible to move the sidebar in the TwentyFifteen theme to the right using a child theme and CSS only, or does it require changes to the theme itself? The main issue I'm running into is that I ...
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Child theme on style.min.css

I am trying to create a child theme, and have come up with this. <?php // Exit if accessed directly if ( !defined('ABSPATH')) exit; // BEGIN ENQUEUE PARENT ACTION if ...
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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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How do I make wp_localize_script variables available for child theme?

I am trying to create a child theme and want to deregister the original javascript and enqueue my own. Its the original javascript of the theme but a bit different :) The problem that I have is that ...
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What is __(arguments) in my functions.php

I have been handed the work of previous developers and so I am analysing the functions.php in my Circles child theme. Basically there is this code, which I know what the function does except for the ...
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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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Why won't my Custom CSS Load

I'm in the process of adding a jQuery plugin to a site I'm working on. Needless to say it requires loading a custom script; also a custom stylesheet. Starting with the stylesheet I've been ...
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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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is_page_template returning false

I'm using woothemes Canvas with a child theme. Additionally, I am using the WP Listings plugin. I am creating a custom listings page template (overriding the plugin template) and I'm having issues ...
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custom template - override plugin template in child theme - issue with scripts

I'm using a custom template for the single-listing.php from WP Listings. I've used my own theme (Canvas by woothemes) single post template, and included the wp-listings code. ...
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remove_action on after_setup_theme not working from child theme

I am trying to remove a theme action for an elegant-themes theme using a child theme.. This works when I remove action after add_action code anywhere in the parent theme functions.php. However, it ...
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Preventing PHP Execution in Parent Theme

I have set up a child theme to make custom changes to my site without having them erased every time I update. One change is to remove a wrapper that displays the title of the page with a lot of white ...
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Child theme not overriding 'includes' folder on server - on localhost it does

I have includes/setup.php on my parent theme, which I successfully override in child theme with includes/setup.php file on localhost development environment. When I move the files to live server, the ...
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How to migrate the menu from the site on my own theme in Wordpress?

I'm a novice at WordPress topic and now I'm trying to figure out how to migrate the part of the design (I've decided to begin with navigation bar menu on the top) on this site to my own site based on ...
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What might cause a featured image not to display?

I'm writing a child theme for the editr theme and the featured image is not displaying for a new post. The featured images do display for demo content. For the new post, the following markup is ...
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Redefining function in child themes

I'm developing a child theme following the codex I need to redefine a function in functions.php and that guide says I can do this by adding the code: if ( ! function_exists( 'theme_special_nav' ) ) ...
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Return child theme url

I'm trying to return the child theme url for a child theme favicon. The official code to use in this case is: //* Display a custom favicon add_filter( 'genesis_pre_load_favicon', 'sp_favicon_filter' ...
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Issues enqueueing parent & child theme stylesheets with revised Codex method

This post brings up a few questions I've encountered pertaining to the recent changes around stylesheet enqueueing methods brought up in this thread and this thread. The issues I encountered came up ...
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Why does my child theme CSS get called twice?

I created a child theme according the WP docs and added the requisite function <?php add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_child_theme_styles', PHP_INT_MAX); function ...
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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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How to remove a require in parent theme from a child theme?

In the parent theme I have in functions.php require_once( get_template_directory() . '/inc/customized-css.php');?/ Generated css I however what to remove this php in my child theme, how I ...
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Multisite default theme and child applied to network

I have an existing WP Multisite network. I want to simplify the maintenance of the themes. I'd like all subsites to have the same parent and child theme applied across the network.I saw several posts ...
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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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Got white blank page after copying the functions.php to child theme

I got white blank page after copying the functions.php to my child theme. How can I change "like_escape"? What file can I find that? And I see this notice: Notice: like_escape is deprecated since ...
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How can I find WordPress files on the remote side in Filezilla FTP?

Currently I am doing the WP Development track on TreeHouse (beginner) where I am trying to make a child folder. The child folder is meant to be able to save the WP theme while any other updates are ...
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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 ...