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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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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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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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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disable jscrollpane in specfic div [closed]

I installed the library jscrollpane , and its working fine but i need to disable it in the #content that is in frontpage template // jQuery.noConflict(); jQuery(document).ready(function($) ...
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Per theme plugins?

I'm building a plugin that heavily modifies the commenting section of a blog page. It think that I cannot do this in a way that works with all themes — some CSS has to be tweaked, depending on the ...
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Page not found when trying to link to files in child theme directory

I'm trying to create a child theme based on Toolbox 1.4 by Automattic. I have my scripts file saved as child_theme/js/scripts.js on my server and I enqueue it by using wp_enqueue_script( 'scripts', ...
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Widget modifications in a child theme

Can I modify widgets in a child theme? When I change the footer, I don't need extra steps -- it just works. What about widgets? Example: A widget of a theme I am using makes use of google maps. I'd ...
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Twenty ten or Twenty eleven as base for responsive child theme

I'm about to make a new child theme and really would like to learn a bit about making it responsive. The design/changes will be rather small. I've done some child themes for both Twenty ten and ...
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Looking for Functions File that doesn't Exist

My WordPress site seems to be running fine, except that trying to go to the plugins page gives the following error: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _verifyactivate_widgets() (previously declared in ...
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Any adverse effects of adding apply_filters to a function?

I'm going back through my older WordPress theme and making the functions filterable and also adding the function_exists checks. Is there anything I'm not thinking about that this may cause problems ...
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output custom Posts on a Page

I'm trying to write a function that will output a set of posts on a page. Because I want to display more than just the post titles, wp_get_archives() won't do (I think). The function to add the post ...
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WordPress Child Theme - twentyeleven

This is my first attempt at creating a child theme based off the WP twentyeleven theme. To begin with, I am using MAMP on my mac and have the following directory structure: ...
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Modify Twentyeleven child theme CSS - How to change body font size?

I've created a twentyeleven-child theme and activated it. I'm trying to increase the size of the body font on all pages. Do I do this in style.css of the twentyeleven-child theme? I can't find the ...
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Load template inside a parent template

Inside of my current theme directory, I created a folder called "mobile" which contains a separate set of template files, all optimized for mobile. Now, say I setup a function that detects a mobile ...
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Best way to add some custom javascript using jquery to a child theme

I use the default TwentyTen theme and I have made a child theme with some CSS adjustments, and that's pretty much it. Now I'd like to do two things Make the theme load the latest jQuery, and to ...
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use child theme for mobile version

I have never used the child theme function. so I am curious if it is possible to use this function to create a mobile version or no? I know that there are mobile plugins for this but I was curious if ...
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How to modify theme content in Thematic?

I'm not new to PHP, HTML, CSS, and the like, not at all, but I'm definitely new to creating Wordpress themes. I was recommended to use the Thematic theme as a base theme and modify it using functions ...
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How do you auto-activate plugins from child themes

(repost from Theme Hybrid Community) Let's assume a plugin or multiple-plugins are hosted on WordPress.org. Can you automatically activate plugins with the functions.php of a child theme? Is there ...
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How to edit background color of only one sidebar?

I'm using Oulipo theme on this site, which has two sidebars. I'd like to ask how can I change the background color of only the left sidebar? Also, how to change the text, hyperlink, hover and ...
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How to remove set_post_thumbnail_size() in child themes?

I'm really stuck on this - this follows on from this post: How to override parent functions in child themes I can't figure out how to override Twenty Ten's set_post_thumbnail_size() function. I've ...
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Renaming child-theme folder fixed wp-admin blank

Weird thing happened. I have a WP instance, and I wanted to have a local copy. I copied all the files, created the DB from a dump, and everything seemed to be working fine. However, when going to ...
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Create shortcode in Child Theme?

I have created a child theme, and I am trying to add a shortcode to its functions.php file, by doing this: // functions.php of child theme <?php include(WP_CONTENT_DIR . ...
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WordPress picks parent theme's home page template instead of the child theme one

I have a child theme with its own home custom page template called "template-home.php" (Template Name: Home Template). I have a "Home" page which uses this template. Everything works fine as long as ...
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Editing Admin via Child Theme

The theme I'm using provides an admin page that lets me easily setup jQuery sliders on my homepage, but it limits me to five. Now I'm able to go into the actual theme files and edit these so that the ...
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Using Apply Filters in the-bootstrap parent theme

In the-bootstrap parent theme there is the following function: function the_bootstrap_custom_background_setup() { $args = apply_filters( 'the_bootstrap_custom_background_args', array( ...
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adding a unique page to an existing site

i'm a wp newbie working with an existing site. i've been asked to add a unique page to the site and am having trouble finding out if this is possible. the current site would not change, but there ...
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Child theme not working properly

There's a theme that I want to customise and when I use a child theme in it's most basic form, the main navigation bar disappears, the fonts seem different and there's a few other oddities. The ...
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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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What the mean about 'child theme'?

I have read on codewordpress about this issue. In the article "A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme". And then on stylesheet use import style from parent ...
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replacing theme file with child theme

In my main theme in the includes/sf-content-display/ there is a file which I would like to change to my own. I put that file in my child theme which according to Wordpress Codex should use over the ...
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Running javascript in a child theme. Works in jsfiddle

Here is the JSFiddle http://jsfiddle.net/thornwalker/3LQjS/ I'm trying to get it to run on my wordpress blog and having no luck. My skill is novice at best, but up until now I've been able to muddle ...
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Translated words not showing child theme

I created a child theme for the twentyfourteen theme which I'm also busy translating into Afrikaans. I've named the file pietergoosen-af_AF.po and placed it into the languages file and I've ...
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Cannot modify a registered custom post type rewrite slug

I'm using this function in my child theme to modify the rewrite slug from custom post type that was registered on the parent theme. But it doesn't work. function change_rewrite_rules() { global ...
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Change the order of sidebars in admin

Say I use a child theme and my parent theme already registered four dynamic sidebars. Now I am registering a fifth dynamic sidebar in the functions.php of my child theme. In the backend that last ...
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Under heavy cache conditions, updating the parent theme don't reflect changes with child theme enabled

I use W3 Total Cache, Cloudflare (and CloudFront for media files). I use a Child Theme to customize specifically for my site while maintaining the core theme with the parent theme. Whenever I update ...
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Custom Post Types and Child Themes!

OK here is my question.... I have a professionally purchased theme that has a custom post type of "PortFolio" built into the theme. The post type is ideal for what i'm trying to achieve in the ...
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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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Get specific sidebars $wp_registered_sidebars [closed]

I've got the following functions as in this pastebin in a child theme: http://pastebin.com/uzjmXiyN This functions creates a drop down box from where you can choose a sidebar for use on a ...
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Having some trouble properly displaying Custom Post Types in templates

I have a child theme of Twenty Thirteen and I've setup Custom Post Types for several items. They are showing up in the Dashboard, I can create the Custom Posts and they show up in various categories ...
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Correct way to customise a child theme

I know that the best way to customise a theme is to make a child theme. In this instance I am helping someone make changes to an existing 3rd party child theme, can I make a child theme of a child ...
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Buddypress theme is having a problem with notification component

I am having exactly the same problem as this with a buddypress theme . I downloaded the latest version of buddypress, but I am still having "double buddybar" when I click on Notifications . I need ...
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Display custom homepage text based on domain

I am running multisite for 5 sites. I have a theme where it doesn't have a text area at the top of the page but i want to put some introduction text on the homepage. I currently have all 5 sites using ...
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How to add a custom post type in child theme? (Wordpress > 3.0)

I'm using Wordpress Magazine Style Theme (http://wordpress.org/themes/magazine-style) which doesn't have any other than default post format set (no galleries, aside, etc.). I would like to create a ...
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When activating a child theme, what core settings have to be reset ie; Custom Menus etc?

When activating a child them I often have to reset custom menus. The menus themselves are still created but just have to be activated again. Is there a list of settings which are often unset when a ...
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Add custom css to menu while using custom nav_menu_tag

I created a custom menu to replace my li with td markers. However, I need to be able to add some custom tags through the wordpress menu. How do I do so? Is there something I can add to my ...
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How to override a parent theme framework php file in child theme

I have a theme which is using a custom framework to create custom post types, I want to extend it in child theme so that I will use the same methods to create a new custom post type in child theme. I ...
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How do you make your theme Child Theme-able? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is an obvious question, but I've tried looking everywhere and can't seem to find an answer. Are WordPress themes automatically Child Theme-able? Or is there a process to make a ...