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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Is it possible to disable a function of a parent theme?

I was wondering whether it is possible to completely disable a function that is called in a parent theme's functions.php and if so, how? (Of course without deleting the function. Rather by adding ...
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Can I create multiple instances of the BuddyPress Activity Stream with separate themes? [closed]

I'm trying to take advantage of BuddyPress 1.7's new theme independence to effectively create different pages and instances of the Activity Stream with different themes. I can use HeadSpace (an ...
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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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How do I override a parent theme's language files with a child theme?

I have a parent theme and a child theme, I would like to override the spanish .mo and .po files in the parent theme (or add them if they are not present in the parent theme) with the es_ES ones in my ...
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Child theme only loads on home page

I was having the following problem: I created a child theme, it was 'correct', technically. It even worked and displayed the proper changes, and when I navigated to sub-pages (ie not the home page), ...
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Extending arrays in parent theme without completely overriding the files

I am new to all child-theming things and trying to override an array value which is declared in one of the php files. I also don't want to override the whole php file, because it has many other ...
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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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Why do some pages on my site use the previous theme?

I have developed a WordPress website using a Child Theme, I started with Twenty Ten as the base, then I created a new and improved version with Twenty Eleven as the base and some new features, now I ...
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Changes in comments.php in the child theme does not show up on the site

I am trying to customize the comments template in the comments.php and so have made some changes to the code, including a call back function in wp_list_comments() (which I have defined in ...
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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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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 ...
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How to set thumbnail image for a (child) theme

I've created a basic child image for twentytwelve, and it works as expected. The only issue is that it does not have a thumbnail image in the themes page: How do I set a thumbnail image for my ...
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Loading Canvas & WooCommerce translation file in child theme

I'm trying to localise a site (Canvas child theme). I already have the translated .po and .mo files. I uploaded the WooCommerce translation files to child-theme/woocommerce/i18n/languages/ in the ...
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How does a Child Theme works?

I created a child theme and installed it but I don't know how exactly it works! For example, in the parent theme I have the code below: .header { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; ...
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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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Adding a second email address to a completed order in WooCommerce [closed]

Before I ask this question, I know there is a (legitimate) hesitation to answer questions here about Woo products since they have their own support and their users should be encouraged to use that. I ...
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Child Theme activates, but nothing from parent theme displays (MAMP, Multisite)

I searched for a solution for this problem, but cannot find an answer (or exact replica of the problem) Basically, I set up Multisite on MAMP Pro (Apache port 80, MySQL Port 3306). The set up was ...
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child theme inherticance and php autoload

I wrote this method in a parent them that will auto load a class based on the class name, thus if the class name is: SomeFolder_Folder_Folder_Class.php then it will convert that to: ...
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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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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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TwentyTwelve versioning

I'm making a child theme for TwentyTwelve, but my host is caching my files, so I'm not seeing the changes I do to my style.css file. Is there a way to version the stylesheet for my child theme? How ...
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Is the front-page.php template reserved in wordpress twenty twelve theme?

I'm writing my first twenty twelve child theme and came across (what I think) is a strange quirk. I modified front-page.php to have a slider using sliderjs, afterwards I decided I did not want to use ...
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WP is not using the select custom template.php that its selected for a page

I created a childtheme: Fisio Inside I have: page-team.php with the name: <?php /* Template Name: Page - Team */ ?> <?php get_header(); ?> <script>alert('its the team ...
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Overwriting TwentyTwelve template file with child theme template, but lower in the hierarchy

I've (I think) an interesting problem here. What I want to do is create a global archive page, with everything on it. Dates, authors, categories etc all on one page. I have a child theme, with ...
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WooCommerce shop page to use my custom template [closed]

Before asking the question I want to tell you that I have already asked the question in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15025213/wordpress-woocommerce-template-file-overiding I am using the ...
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Should I ask a theme developer to use locate_template rather than require_once

I was creating a child theme today and needed to overwrite a php file which was included using this code in the themes functions.php file require_once( get_template_directory() . ...
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Child Theme vs. Jetpack Editor

I have read that it is always desirable to create a "child theme" so that any changes I make don't get washed away if the main theme is updated. However, one of Jetpack's features is a CSS editor ...
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Theme Customization API and child themes

I've recently developed a parent theme that makes heavy use of the Theme Customization API. Is there an easy way to port these settings when a user activates one of my child themes? Currently, the ...
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How can I block with a child theme certain pages?

I am using the Woocommerce Wordpress plugin for an E-commerce site. I want to be able to set the site in a non-ecommerce mode, ie without the cart and checkout etc etc. I know there is a plugin you ...
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how can I add an icon/image for a child theme?

I have set up a child theme of the twentyten theme. In the themes section that under the appearance, I can only see the child theme's title, author name, and a grey box above it. How can I add an ...
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Child Theme Variables

In my theme, I used this: <div id="brickwall" data-brickinvert="<?php echo brickAlign(); ?>"> I put the code into functions.php: function brickAlign() { $a = "true"; return $a; ...
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@package & @subpackage: how to use with child themes

My problem is with @package and @subpackage. I went to the link (What are the package and subpackage comment for?). This was the answer: "These are PHPDoc tags - used to generate meaningful (and ...
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iPhone Safari full size & PC versions different

This site displays the correct logo at top left of the content in Chrome, but displays the incorrect logo in Safari on an iPhone, at full size browsing. The incorrect logo says "Dandelion". The ...
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wordpress every page returning 500 error

I found out I was editing themes wrong, and that I should be using child themes, so I duplicated the theme I was using, and told it to inherit off of its parent. That's about the only thing I did, I ...
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Sliding-Doors Child Theme

I'm trying to make a child theme for Sliding-Doors, a Wordpress site. I'm following all the right steps but the child theme is not showing up on my admin panel to activate it. Is it because I am using ...
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how to call files in child theme?

I created a child theme "my-theme" . In style.css I wrote nothing just the mandatory details I wrote there. /* Theme Name: my-theme Theme URI: http://example.com/ Description: Child theme ...
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Optimal solution to develop a wordpress theme?

What i was doing previously, are as follows - I copy the wordpress base theme (like twentytwelve in wordpress 3.5) Rename the folder and converted index.html of my HTML to index.php for wordpress ...
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WordPress Multisite Multiple child theme

I have a mulisite setup and I am using one theme for multiple sites in it and each site have a custom layout and design. So for that I need to create a child-theme. But I don't know how to create ...
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Converting a theme to a child theme in a network

I'm converting a few themes to children of another theme. I want the themes to have the same name as before, and I'd like the change to be transparent to the users of my blog network. When I replace ...
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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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How can I change a function in a parent theme via a child themes functions.php

I have a function in a parent theme: function cyberchimps_logo_icons() { ?> <header id="cc-header" class="row-fluid"> <div class="span7"> <?php if ...
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creating a new child theme

When I create a child theme I have to create it all under the unzipped wordpress/theme file? Will it automatically add itself to my web page or does something have to be done to activate it?
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Standard Way To Do Custom Work Within A Page?

First post here, looking forward to using this community more. I'm trying to figure out the "standard" way or "proper" way of doing custom HTML work within a particular page. For example, I'm ...
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Importing changes to Child Theme

I've made numerous changes to my theme via the CSS block in Theme Options. Wondering if there's a seamless method to migrate these changes to a Child Theme. I don't have much coding knowledge but I ...
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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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Finding URI in Child Theme

Which is best way to find URI in child Theme. <?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?> <?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?> Below given code works but it has "stylesheet" in it, ...
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Starter Theme vs Parent Theme? Pros and cons

I'm building a theme to be used as an example for other websites for the company I'm working. In another project we used the Hybrid Parent Theme and was really easy to build, but REALLY hard to ...
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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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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 ...