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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I target the child theme with get_bloginfo();?

In the code below (which is located in my functions.php file), in reference to ('.get_bloginfo('template_url').', I'm trying to target my child theme but it keeps coming up as the parent theme. /* == ...
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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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Child themes, over riding in the parents theme

I understand the following about functions.php: Unlike style.css, the functions.php of a child theme does not override its counterpart from the parent. Instead, it is loaded in addition to the ...
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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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filterable portfolio with wordpress and jquery

I used this tutorial in creating portfolio page: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-a-filterable-portfolio-with-wordpress-and-jquery/ I am working on Thematic child theme: ...
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Need help with adding templates (archives and sitemap) to Wordpress child theme

I recently switched themes, and my old theme had templates for sitemap and archive (in fact the archive was one of my most viewed pages.) When I switched themes the link to the archive and sitemap ...
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Which is the child theme and which is the parent theme?

In the themes folder for my blog, there are three folders and one file: The file is index.php and the folders are: twentyeleven / wordfruit / twentyten The blog is at http://wordfruit.com/blog ...
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Child Theme Based on Toolbox Not Found

I am trying to make a child theme of the toolbox theme and use it in my multisite WP 3.2 install. I created a folder called wp-content/themes/charlie-repair-toolkit/ then I created style.css in the ...
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How Child Themes Directory works for plugins?

I am working on a Wordpress installation, that another developer used to do. I have an issue since he was working only with Child Theme Directory whereas I didn't. What I want to do, is to edit the ...
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Create a child theme from multiple themes

Is possible to create a child theme using various parents themes as template, instead of only a single parent? Example: The child theme will be called 'Light', and his parents will be the theme ...
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Why is this jquery / java script code not working in mobile / in devices?

I have following script in my header.php : <script type="text/javascript"> /* to show back the left side bar back when the LEFT side bar is moved next/below to the center/content */ ...
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Changes in my child theme from customizer not appearing in style.css?

I have made some changes (colours, etc...) in the appearance customize from my child theme, is actually working as is just applying to my child, but when I open the style.css from my child I don't see ...
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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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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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Prevent a base themes css file from loading

I have created a child theme from the openstrap theme and rather than use Openstraps bootstrap css file, I would like to use my own custom bootstrap css file (using bootstrap custom sass, which is all ...
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Overide enqueue in non plugable function via child theme

I am trying to override a non-plugable function using the information on this page but it seems to have no effect. Can anyone see what's wrong. My code is remove_action('wp_print_styles', ...
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Overriding methods in a child theme

Guided by the Codex doc on Child Themes I have created a twentythirteen-child theme for my website by copying the unchanged index.php file from the parent theme and by creating this simple style.css ...
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Where is wp-content/themes folder?

I want to make a child theme for my wordpress site (Twenty-Fourteen theme fyi) so that my changes aren't overridden with every update. Apparently I need to create a new subfolder for the child theme ...
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Child theme preview missing

I followed the beginner steps for creating a child theme. The child theme was created and it appears as an option on my Themes page. But unlike the other Themes on the page (including its parent), ...
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How to edit classes in body tag?

I'm trying to edit classes in the body tag for custom post types so I can display the pages full width using the WooThemes Canvas built in full width class - instead of overriding it. By default it ...
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Modify a parent theme's PHP file, and save in child theme

I'm working with a paid theme, and we're using a child theme to display a slightly different design. The parent theme has a file called /includes/forms/register-form.php I'd like to customise this ...
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Different header for each page in child theme of twenty thirteen

I trying to create a child theme from theme twenty thirteen. One feature I want to add in my child theme is that I can specify (via Coding) a different header image on each page. I've asked the same ...
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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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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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Color Options from Theme Customizer API not returning via get_theme_mod()

I am working with the Theme Customizer API and am going crazy trying to find the stored values. The values successfully save and update on the front-end, so they are obviously registered ...
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some things in child theme css not overriding parent

I am writing a child theme with Blogolife as its parent. (I'm doing it on a local server, so can't show you the actual page). I have made several changes to the CSS in the child theme's "style.css" ...
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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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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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Multiple Child Themes

I have a quick question: Is it possible to have multiple child themes activated at once? I need to have many different page templates activate at once. If it's not possible how can I go about it?
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Starting point for custom Themes [closed]

What are good themes to start from when creating a custom WordPress theme? So far I have found: HTML5 Reset Theme Constellation Theme
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simplified explanation on child themes?

I'm trying to create child theme for theme i'm using on my site... I read lot's of articles about this, but can't find simple tutorial or simple explanation how to do it... As i understand so far, if ...
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Creating new templates in child themes breaks layout

I am learning how to create new templates in WP. I am using a child theme of Twenty Eleven. My problem is that whenever I create a new template the layout breaks. For debugging I stopped using any ...
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Simple child theme modification but links are broken

I have created a simple child theme to modify the Minimal theme by Elegant Themes. The child theme loads with the changes I have made, but the links to pages in the header are all messed up. Rather ...
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conditionally echo <br /> in meta box data loop

I am working on a Thematic child theme and using the WPAlchemy Meta Box Class to create an 'Artwork Info' meta box that I want to conditionally echo like this at the end of each post: Title Medium ...
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How to style injected code in header section?

Trying to add custom code to header section <head>..</head>of the blog by adding this code to child-theme functions.php // Add scripts to wp_head() function child_theme_head_script() { ...
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Related Posts: Changing Function For Posts Per Page

I am working on dailysuit.de, which features 8 related articles below the content in every post, defined by some tags. Now I wanted to reduce the number of "posts per page" from 8 to 4. Of course, I ...
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style.css of child theme is not overwriting parents style.css for .box

I am using latest wordpres. I have created child theme. I am trying to overwride the .box style of parent theme but it is not overriding it. If i do this in parent themes style.css it works. //This ...
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Removing parent theme CSS without editing parent theme

I am currently developing a child theme that builds on twentyfifteen as a parent theme. However a potential issue has cropped up that is causing a problem. I want to strip the CSS and JS assets from ...
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How to correctly enqueue the parent and child theme stylesheets in the creation of a child theme? [duplicate]

I have to create a child theme to implement some changes to a WordPress theme and avoid that these changes are lost when the theme will be update. So I have some doubt about how do it. I am ...