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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Port existing Bootstrap site to WordPress?

I have an existing static site, built on top of Bootstrap, with custom CSS. Now I want to move the site to WordPress (yay). But I want to keep all the styling and layout in WordPress exactly the ...
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Does theme update also update a child theme zip

Total wordpress beginner here. I purchased a organicfood theme and when I got an updated version for it, among other files I also found organicfood child theme zip in main directory. I know that ...
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Child Theme's style.css not loading in mobile browser

Recently, I tried to customize some Wordpress page. I started by creating a child-theme of the twentythirteen template. Therefore, I've created a new directory, called it twentythirteen-child, added a ...
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Designing WP architecture for a site [closed]

(I posted this same question to wordpress.org some time ago, but got no answers. Hopefully Stackexchange has a more appropriate audience...) This question is going to be a long and winding one, and ...
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Indirect modification of overloaded property WP_Post::$classes has no effect

I'm working on a child theme and while everything works the Walker_Nav_Menu and Walker classes are causing all the fuss. My parent theme overrides Walker_Nav_Menu as below: if ( ! class_exists( ...
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How can you change default color scheme in a Twenty Fifteen child theme?

Right now I am editing a Twenty Fifteen Child theme (Five Beers to be exact) and I'm wondering if there is a way I can add my own color scheme to the customizer and make it the default color scheme. ...
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Add pre-existing meta box to new custom post type

I have a parent theme that creates a number of custom meta boxes that are added to the "post" and "pages" post types as well as a number of post types also created by the theme. In my child theme, I ...
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Add custom function to a theme with child theme's functions.php

I am using a theme Indigo and have it working fine, in a child theme configuration. I want to add a custom function. Unlike the child style.css, I have read that you don't need to import the parent ...
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why this media query is not working / not loading when I put it in child theme?

I am trying to create a separate style sheet for responsive behavior in a site. my folder structure: magzine/style.css magazine-child/style.css magazine-child/responsive.css Magazine is my theme ...
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Pagination in relation to archive.php

A small problem here, I just don't know how to change this because I'm a self taught newbie. I made a child-theme from the simone-theme with a static front-page. To it I have the archive.php as the ...
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unzip a folder on specific location and delete the zip file

After the lots of search. I am deciding to post my question here. Basically i want to upload a zip file in my wordpress site from my admin panel. And also extract this file to specific location with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing plugins and using complex folder structure with child theme in WordPress

I'm creating a new WP website based on a template, and I've created the child theme for this template. It is working without any problem. I understand the basics for a child theme as adding my ...
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How to add anchor tag at the top of posts, past the header and nav bar?

my site is here: http://wedding.chloe-nguyen.com/ I am using the default Twenty Fourteen theme, modifying in a child theme (my first). Scroll down and click one of the featured posts. You get taken ...
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Why does my functions.php cause white-screen and media-library issues?

Overview: I was authoring a child-theme, and realized that functions.php was causing problems with the media-library and caused a "white-screen" to appear after editing a post. I fixed the issue by ...
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Is it possible to make *.js and folders visible in theme-editor

I just created a file test.js in the folder of my own child-theme. Unfortunately it is not visible in the Theme editor. How can I make it visible? And is it possible to make folders visible?
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Edit and make class-wc-widget-featured-products.php update-proof

Within the class-wc-widget-featured-products.php file I need to Remove this on Line 101: <?php if ( $r->post->post_title ) echo get_the_title( $r->post->ID ); else echo ...
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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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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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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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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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How to edit php files in Child Theme?

I created a child theme and i want to edit a php file. So i copy and paste the php file into the child's theme folder and then i edit it. But it seems that nothing changed in the site preview! In the ...
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Checking for page templates in child theme

I have a simple problem I'm hoping someone can shed some light on. I have a child theme with a custom page template and I'm simply trying to check weather or not the template is in use. Under normal ...
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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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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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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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Gettext Loads slightly different text [closed]

@ all single post pages the text to indicate one needs to be logged on to leave a comment is not displayed as expected I have this gettext: msgid "You must be %1$slogged in%2$s to post a comment." ...
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Do I only need to import style.css for a child theme?

I am creating a child theme for the first time, and sort of learning as I go. I am having an issue with the way videos are showing up on a mobile phone with my child theme, but not with my parent ...
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Trying to figure out why my child theme is trying to access a file that doesn't exist

This is my attempt at making a child theme, and everything seems to be working well, however when I view the source code I'm seeing this <link rel='stylesheet' id='bootstrap-css' ...
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Wordpress Child Themes

I'm trying to redeclare a function in a wordpress child theme that is already in use by the parent theme. However, I get a "Fatal error: Cannot redeclare" message when trying to do so. Also, I've ...
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How to replace the twentyten image header with my flash banner?

I am currently building a site using a child theme for the first time. Basically, I have a flash banner the client has already had made, and want to replace the twentyten image banner with the flash. ...
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How to load parent theme style.css?

My WordPress site uses a theme that is a child of a parent theme. As required, both themes have style.css files. However, as far as I can tell WordPress only provides the mechanism to load the child ...
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Should template files be copied to the child theme for editing?

I know that the style.css file needs to be copied to the child theme before being edited for changes. Is that also true for template.php files? If so, do I need to just copy the specific template ...
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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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Is a Child Theme required?

I have the question of whether a child theme is required to use? A site now uses a purchased theme from themeforest performed here are adaptations. For this issue, there is no child theme used. The ...
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Does any theme support child theme?

I'm trying to add some new functionalities to a theme and I'm using Child Theme as should be. So the theme is called u-design and I created a folder called u-design-child. Inside the folder I've ...
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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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TwentyTwelve child theme mobile menu not working

I have a pretty simple child theme of Twenty Twelve active, but the mobile menu does not expand when pressed. Here is header.php: <?php/** * The Header for our theme. * * Displays all of the ...
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Redeclare a function in a child theme

I want to redeclare a function that I inherited from the parent theme. When I do it in functions.php, I get a fatal error that redeclaration is not possible. I did a workaround: creating a modified ...
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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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How to properly create a child theme

I would like to create a child theme based on the twentyeleven theme. I understand how to create my own styles.css file to work for my child theme. I would also like to create my own custom ...
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How do I get a child theme to load scripts from the parent theme?

Pretty new to WordPress functions, so apologies if this is basic stuff. I've designed a parent theme that registers and enqueues two scripts like so: if ( !function_exists( 'scherzo_scripts' ) ) ...
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How to create and populate with few links a menu in child theme functions.php?

The official Twenty Thirteen theme defines just a single menu in the /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/header.php file: <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'primary', ...
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get_stylesheet_directory() in child theme breaks parent scripts

I tried hard finding another question that may answer my query but failed, so if you point any duplicates that would help. Here is my situation I have a parent theme and I am developing a child ...
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How Do I Get My Post Tags to Alphabetize?

I'm using a self-hosted WordPress site with a Child Theme of Twenty Thirteen. After I requested the same question in the above title, the Child Theme's Developer suggested that I come here and attempt ...