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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Switching to child theme breaks menu names

When I switch to the child theme I am working on, the main menu uses the page names instead of the names that I gave it in the Appearance > Menu options. Happened to anyone else?
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Child Theme Performance

I've read a lot of discussions here and elsewhere about creating a child theme being the recommended way to create a theme based on some other existing theme. I'd like to know about possible ...
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Change custom featured image size in twentythirteen child theme

I need to change the post thumbnail size in my child theme. I have read several answers on how to do this in twenty twelve, which is very similar, but nothing is happening when I use similar code for ...
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Two stylesheets acting on one element

I am trying to style one element with max-width and I was having problems. I discovered that the child theme stylesheet was being augmented by the original stylesheet with width at the same time. ...
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Next Previous Post in wordpress with previous / next link with title?

I recently tried the previous post and the next post button link. I do that with image in the left and right side of the site.Its working perfect.But i didn't know how to do this For Example: ...
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How to make a child theme independent of parent?

I recently made a twentyten child theme, but I'm curious as to how I can make the child theme independent of its parent, ie exist without the twenty-ten theme folder present. I couldn't find any ...
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Override parent theme function that is not hooked or in the functions.php file

I need to remove a function from the parent theme and replace it within the child theme. The function is called print_meta($meta_box). The function is not pluggable and it located in a random file, ...
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Conditionally remove comments and post meta in functions.php

I'm new to Wordpress and am coming from the point and click world of Joomla! what was easy there now involves some solid php knowledge to replicate in Wordpress ;) I'm try to conditionally remove ...
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Trying to use shortcode for a plugin on custom homepage of Responsive theme

The Responsive theme has a custom home page option, with a feature content div that is defaulted to an image. I cannot get shortcode for my slideshow plugin to work in this. I can insert html just ...
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add sidebar area to header of child theme

How can I add some extra sidebar locations for widgets in a child theme. The difficulty I'm having is because the parent theme uses some pretty gnarly setup to define the current sidebars. I would ...
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Insert custom fields to a custom post type

I am creating a small blog about my trekking and camping experience. Since different experiences - like campsites, treks and tour operators - have different metadata, I have created a custom post ...