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 can I add an icon/image for a child theme?

I have set up a child theme of the twentyten theme. In the themes section that under the appearance, I can only see the child theme's title, author name, and a grey box above it. How can I add an ...
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Child Theme Variables

In my theme, I used this: <div id="brickwall" data-brickinvert="<?php echo brickAlign(); ?>"> I put the code into functions.php: function brickAlign() { $a = "true"; return $a; ...
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@package & @subpackage: how to use with child themes

My problem is with @package and @subpackage. I went to the link (What are the package and subpackage comment for?). This was the answer: "These are PHPDoc tags - used to generate meaningful (and ...
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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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wordpress every page returning 500 error

I found out I was editing themes wrong, and that I should be using child themes, so I duplicated the theme I was using, and told it to inherit off of its parent. That's about the only thing I did, I ...
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Sliding-Doors Child Theme

I'm trying to make a child theme for Sliding-Doors, a Wordpress site. I'm following all the right steps but the child theme is not showing up on my admin panel to activate it. Is it because I am using ...
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how to call files in child theme?

I created a child theme "my-theme" . In style.css I wrote nothing just the mandatory details I wrote there. /* Theme Name: my-theme Theme URI: http://example.com/ Description: Child theme ...
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Optimal solution to develop a wordpress theme?

What i was doing previously, are as follows - I copy the wordpress base theme (like twentytwelve in wordpress 3.5) Rename the folder and converted index.html of my HTML to index.php for wordpress ...
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WordPress Multisite Multiple child theme

I have a mulisite setup and I am using one theme for multiple sites in it and each site have a custom layout and design. So for that I need to create a child-theme. But I don't know how to create ...
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Converting a theme to a child theme in a network

I'm converting a few themes to children of another theme. I want the themes to have the same name as before, and I'd like the change to be transparent to the users of my blog network. When I replace ...
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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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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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creating a new child theme

When I create a child theme I have to create it all under the unzipped wordpress/theme file? Will it automatically add itself to my web page or does something have to be done to activate it?
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Display Page Meta Description on Child Theme’s Home Page

I’m working on a project. I need to display Custom Document Title & Page Meta Description in the home page. I mean you know that genesis has a custom Theme SEO Box under Post. I want that custom ...
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Standard Way To Do Custom Work Within A Page?

First post here, looking forward to using this community more. I'm trying to figure out the "standard" way or "proper" way of doing custom HTML work within a particular page. For example, I'm ...
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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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how do i in ignore/disable/delete a javascript call from parent in child theme?

I am working on a child theme and I want to disable a JavaScript file from the parent folder instead of deleting it. I have a functions.php file in my child theme folder but don't know how to do it. ...
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Finding URI in Child Theme

Which is best way to find URI in child Theme. <?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?> <?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?> Below given code works but it has "stylesheet" in it, ...
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Starter Theme vs Parent Theme? Pros and cons

I'm building a theme to be used as an example for other websites for the company I'm working. In another project we used the Hybrid Parent Theme and was really easy to build, but REALLY hard to ...
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Referencing parent theme image from child theme

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I've had some trouble finding the solution via Google. I've set up a parent theme and a child theme. Inside the parent theme I have a directory ...
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Wordpress Theme Breaking on Migration to Live Site [closed]

I've developed a Wordpress site locally and have recently been trying to upload it to the server. Although every time I do so, the child theme I have created for the parent seems to break. I can't ...
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Skeleton Child Theme Add Icon Bar to Header Flex Grid

Skeleton Child Theme Version 1.6 WordPress Version 3.4.2 Child Theme installed on main Multisite: public_html, wp-content, themes. My CSS, PHP Coding skills = NOVICE What I've done: Using the ...
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Can I change header.php of current theme through a plugin function?

I need to add some html into the header.php but instead of directly changing the header.php of my theme or creating a child theme, how can I do it with just actions and/or hooks?
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Replace function in a child theme

Is there a way to replace a function by another function in a child theme? In other words, in a theme there is a function named "theme_function" and this function is called by several files inside the ...
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roots child theme can't override header.php

I made a child theme for roots and it worked as expected. I can override everything, including footer.php, but not header.php. My header.php looks exactly like the one from roots at the moment, except ...
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child theme - moved files from twentyeleven theme to child them, now not working

I'm trying to create a child theme. I copied the files from my twenty eleven theme into my twenty eleven child theme folder, and now the webpage displays blank page. my dashboard settings changed ...
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Why would changing a child theme to a normal theme pass a Template is missing. error

I have what used to be a child theme but I added to it to the point where its a theme on its own. I pulled out the Template line in the style.css and now I get the: This theme is broken. Template is ...
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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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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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How to edit bbPress template files - WordPress + BuddyPress + bbPress? [closed]

I am using BuddyPress 1.6.1, bbPress 2.1.2 and WordPress 3.4.2 I follow the guide here. In the end, I did the trick pointed out by Sarah Gooding because mywebsite.com/forums was blank right after ...
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Twenty Eleven Child theme error when attempting to use a rewritten function

I attempted to make a minor change to a function in the Twenty Eleven theme (wordpress 3.4.2) I get this error message: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare twentyeleven_widgets_init() (previously declared ...
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Adding Custom Javascript to Skeleton Child Theme

I'm trying to register & enqueue ImageMapster in my Skeleton Child Theme on the main.php page to make an image map with hovering image effects. I added this code to the "Header Functions" section ...
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Custom post types and child theme

Okay, here's the deal. I am working with a child theme and I want a custom post type. What I did Added the following code the functions.php of the parent theme. add_action( 'init', ...
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How do I copy my Parent Templates to my Child Templates?

I'm trying to customize the Home Page of a Responsive Theme template. I had started with the Responsive theme and then found out that I had to do customizations on a child theme, so I downloaded the ...
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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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Is it possible to make grandchild themes?

If I use one of the popular frameworks such as Genesis, is it possible to create grandchild themes? As an example, I want to use Genesis as the backbone of all my sites. Genesis is called a framework ...
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How do I dequeue a parent theme css file?

My parent theme (Starkers) adds a CSS file that I'm trying to remove (I want to use @import instead so I can override styles more easily). Starkers has the following in its functions.php: add_action( ...
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Vague Errors from VIP Scanner Plugin

I am building a site with WordPress 3.4.2, have made a child theme of WooTheme's Canvas 5 (http://www.woothemes.com/2012/06/canvas/) and am now using the VIP Scanner plugin ...
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How to keep my custom theme changes after updating genesis child theme

I am using a Genesis child theme that I would like to make some custom changes to it, but would like to be able to update it when a new version comes out without loosing my edits. I am familiar with ...
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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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Creating a child-theme: CSS not loading

I created a custom theme (style.css in the dashboard) /* Theme Name: Client customisations Description: Child theme for the client Website Author: Me Author URI: ...
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Override file in parent theme

Presumably a common question, but I'm having some difficulty as it's my first time editing WordPress themes. I'm trying to create child theme based on Zincious. This is all fine for CSS, but when it ...
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Trying to change featured image from 180x180 to full width on home page

Right now my theme puts a 180x180 square image to the left of the title on the home page for each blog post. I'd like to change that to be full width of the content area and below the title. I'm using ...
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Nesting Functions within Functions

I'm looking for an efficient way to group a series of separate but related functions for a child theme I'm designing using theThematic Theme Framework. Thematic does a great job of providing plenty of ...
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How can we hide the parent's theme url at the child themes details on a multisite?

I hope the title makes sense. But anyway, to clear things up, here is a screen shoot of what I mean: To be honest I really don't see how site admins benefit from this piece of information since ...
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add function to thematic hooks [closed]

i am newbie with php , i need help to create function to add it in thematic theme content area from this code ? $term_slug = get_query_var( 'term' ); $taxonomyName = get_query_var( 'taxonomy' ); ...
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Child theme functions.php do I use php open and close tags?

I setup a child theme which works fine. It's importing the main style.css and has custom css styles along with custom header.php and footer.php files When using functions.php in a child theme it's ...
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Removing custom meta box added in parent theme

I am using a child theme, and wish to change one of the meta boxes defined in the parent theme. The meta box is for 'pages' only. I tried using the remove_meta_box in my functions.php, but it has no ...
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Overriding Parent Theme… will cause plugins failure?

I overrides the parent theme by copying "header.php" and "footer.php" files to the "child" folder, it is working nicely. But I wonder if I install a plugin that need to edit the "header.php" or ...
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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" ...