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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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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get_template_directory() - references parent theme directory

I've got this line in the functions.php of my Child theme: require ( get_template_directory() . '/somecode.php' ); However it's giving me the following error: Fatal error: require(): Failed ...
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CSS stopped working after line 150 [closed]

I'm editing css stylesheet for my childtheme and after 150 lines of code another line of code stopped applying to the web site. When i put the same line of code on the top everything is ok. Here is ...
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Child Theme Fatal Error [closed]

I wanted to create a child theme on my new Wordpress site. I followed the instructions on the first part of this site: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes After doing everything AFTER "How to ...
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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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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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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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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_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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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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Adding function from parent theme to child theme

I need to edit a few files that are part of a parent theme that I am using. I have put them in the child theme folder. Now I need to deal with the function for it. This is the function in the parent ...
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Child Theme's Read More Text

I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to change the Read More text. I'm currently creating a Child Theme of Oxygen and as far as I can tell, they don't have a function to easily change it. I want ...
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Child theme functions.php

I'm not sure how to implement a change in my child theme's functions.php. In the woothemes documentation it says that "The functions.php in your child theme should be empty and not include anything ...
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Include files in child themes, declare in functions.php

I'm using a child theme. I want to make a change to a file which currently resides in: mybasetheme>includes>sf-content-display>sf-post-layouts.php So I copied the exact same file structure into ...
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Function in Child Theme not overriding Parent Theme function [duplicate]

I have read up on this and tried it myself, but I cannot seem to figure out how to override a parent theme function using my child theme. I need to know what I am doing wrong (and I am sure there are ...
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Is it possible to override this function/class in a child theme?

Is it possible to override this widget function from a parent theme? I saw this blog, but it dealt with a simpler case. http://venutip.com/content/right-way-override-theme-functions parent class ...
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Where did my Theme Editor go?

I have 2 blogs, both are versions 3.x One of them, "Blog 1" is a multi-user blog. I can't edit the themes under Appearance->Editor , because it doesn't appear. "Blog 2" is a single instance blog, ...
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How do I add new post formats to twenty fourteen theme?

I haven't used WP since 3.5 so forgive my rustiness. I am trying to customize a child theme of twenty fourteen for WP 3.9.1 to make it more like a corporate site rather than a magazine site. My ...
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Disable child theme css on certain pages

I have activated child theme and would need to completely disable the child theme css on certain pages, leaving only the parent theme css. How can this be done?
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Attributing a version number to a child theme's main stylesheet

In header.php, I like to attribute a version number to the stylesheet so that the browser gets forced to refresh it. But when working with a child theme, its stylesheet is not explicitely called, ...
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Change Twenty Twelve's comment form in a child theme

I have a custom child theme of Twenty Twelve. I want to change the text "Leave a reply" to "Leave a comment", and also remove the website field from the comments form. How can I do this? Thanks.
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How to change default header image dimensions in twentyfourteen child theme?

I'm creating a child theme based on twentyfourteen and wish to change the custom header image dimensions. The custom header page states: Images should be at least 1260 pixels wide. Suggested width ...
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How do I change a parent theme's function through the child theme?

This is a function loaded by the parent theme. Through the child theme, I want to change this function to say is_single instead of is_singular. What would be the correct way to achieve this? ...
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How do I change the login logo URL and hover title?

I am trying to change the login logo URL and hover title. I am using the code below but return bloginfo('url'); and return bloginfo('name'); aren't outputting the desired href and title. I'm also ...
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how to edit functions.php in a child theme

I am using wordpress for my site. I am using a theme called esplanade. I have made a child theme folder and created a style.css with the required lines in it. My child theme is working nicely. I have ...
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How to create a archive template for custom post type [duplicate]

I've created a custom post type using Custom Post Type UI and Advanced Custom Fields plugins. The name of my custom post type is article. I want to have a page which lists all the articles in a ...
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How to create a non-responsive WordPress Theme Using Genesis Framework?

I am new to coding and I really don't know how to create a non-responsive child theme which runs on the Genesis framework. Besides that, I tried to modify a child theme and it all went well but one ...
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Need advice on theme customizer and child themes

I have been working on a theme, initially it only had one design and I made almost all of the front page elements customizable through the theme customizer. Now I would like to offer a few variations ...
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How do I override a sidebar that is registered in a parent theme when using a child theme?

I currently am using a child theme, and its parent theme has registered sidebars already.. My. problem is that i want to change the parent theme's dynamic sidebar From: register_sidebar(array( ...
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Extend Custom Post Type

A theme I use registers a custom post-type. Unfortunately its supports array misses an item, I would like to add ('thumbnail'). Now, I don't like to overwrite the post-types registration in the theme ...
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How can I make new .css file in child theme override styles in child theme's style.css

I want to make a separate responsive.css file in my child theme but having trouble making the media queries override the styles in the child theme's default style.css. I've tried putting <link ...