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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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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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 can I remove the sidebar from my wp homepage [closed]

What's the best practice when it comes to removing the sidebar on the wordpress homepage? I'm using wp Version 3.2.1 and Skeleton Child Theme 1.6
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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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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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Make “sidebar template” the default template for new pages

On Twenty Eleven or on its child themes the default template for new pages is a template with no sidebar. I don't know why this is like this; it seems to me that the designers of Wordpress are still ...
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How do I create a magazine type menu - sub-menu setup using wp_nav_menu and child of twentyten? [closed]

I'm trying to create a menu and submenu with a child theme of twentyten, similar to this at the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/ where when the site is first opened, it displays a set of childs, and ...
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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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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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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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Child theme grabbing wrong location fo parent theme files

I purchased a Wordpress theme this week, and to keep my changes separate from the original theme, I created a child theme for it. Right now it's just a barebones child theme, the style.css file and ...
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Custom widget breaking widget section in admin menu

I am building a child theme at http://habitat.erniehigh.com for a client. I need to add custom widget that shows recent posts by category. I have built similar widgets elsewhere using basically the ...
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CSS in child theme not overriding the parent theme [closed]

I am trying to make a child theme for a premium template. My css isn't overriding the parent though. I'm trying to figure out what's going on. Other than important the parent theme's css, is there ...
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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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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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Override typo in multiple parent theme files?

I'm using the lovely Imbalance theme from WPShower. I am able to make almost all the modifications I need through files and filters in the child theme I created. However, there is a typo that appears ...
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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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Use theme constants in plugin?

I'm creating a plugin version of the Roots Theme function additions - to make it a bit more portable, but have run into a snag. Part of what Roots does is add htaccess rules based on the current ...
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How to create a second index.php?

I need a duplicate of index.php, but slightly modified. I added a "vote it up" plugin. So, I want the user to select how to display posts - by new or by popular. I know what to add to second ...
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100% Width Footer - Custom Child Theme

I am working on a custom child theme for Wordpress and I can not seem to get a footer width of 100% to be represented. Live Example Page : http://glustik.com/wordpress/ I have tried multiple things, ...
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Child Theme: how to override variables?

I'm going to build my first Child Theme. I understood how to override functions (hope!), but how to override variables? For example, in a Premium Template I want to change the values of feed variables ...
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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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Best practices - Should I create a child theme vs. customizing a framework theme? (such as HTML5 reset)

I have built quite a number of wordpress sites and have worked frequently with the HTML5 reset theme. My workflow has been to simply edit the files in the theme because I often use quite a bit of ...
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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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Do I only need to import style.css for a child theme?

I am creating a child theme for the first time, and sort of learning as I go. I am having an issue with the way videos are showing up on a mobile phone with my child theme, but not with my parent ...
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Child Theme vs Duplicate Theme Renamed

Okay, I quite often see people talk about child themes and the reasons for using them instead of modifying the existing theme, but they all seem to center around the idea that if the parent theme is ...
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Trying to figure out why my child theme is trying to access a file that doesn't exist

This is my attempt at making a child theme, and everything seems to be working well, however when I view the source code I'm seeing this <link rel='stylesheet' id='bootstrap-css' ...
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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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Optimal approach for replacing the 8 header images in a child theme?

After creating a child theme which is made of style.css only (base on twentyeleven), the time has come to replace the images. I found this great tip for accomplishing this by hacking the functions in ...
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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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How can I remove css from a child theme?

I am using the theme twentyten as a parent theme for my child theme. I have other stylesheets I want to use and so I'm trying to figure out how to wp_deregister_style for the style.css sheet that is ...
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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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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 to override my plugin's php classes with duplicates that are in my child theme folder

I have a child theme in wordpress and one of the plugins I am using is called jigoshop. I made a copy of a few php classes from the plugin and placed them in my child theme folder. I want these ...
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melville and its child theme

hello guys im making child theme of melville and i wanna make a custom page with a static menu (as in not made with wp ) of my own and under it i wanna display the content and i use this ...
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get_header('header2') not working properly in child themes

I am trying to replace header-header2.php of my main theme in my child theme and by adding the file in the child theme, but wordpress is loading the file from the main theme itself. Is the second ...
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Removing Shortcodes from Child Theme

I'm trying to remove the shortcodes from a child theme. In my functions.php file (for the child theme), I've put: function my_remove_shortcode(){ return ''; } add_shortcode('entry-twitter-link', ...
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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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When developing a distributable Theme, does it HAVE to be “inheritable”?

I'm currently developing a complex Theme (or framework, if it can be called that) for my own personal use. However, in the event that it becomes appreciated to the public - does it necessarily HAVE ...
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How could child theme be different than parent theme if I haven't made changes?

I made a child theme defined as so: /* Theme Name: GlenTheme Description: Modified Gallery 2.3 theme Template: gallery */ @import url("../gallery/style.css"); The only file in the child theme is ...
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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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Can a child theme based on Starker theme be released as free to use theme for public use?

I created a child theme named "Naksh" based on "Starker" theme.Now i want to show case it on wordpress,so can I release it under GPL.Also is there any money I need to pay to Starker theme creator for ...
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Hard Code Pages into a Theme for a Network (multisite) Installation

I'm creating a multisite network and I am looking for a way to have it so new blogs that are created have a couple of standard pages set up automatically. The purpose of these pages will be to ...
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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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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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Duplicate and alter sidebar for Twenty Eleven

I'm trying to create own template including submenu instead of the regular sidebar in Twenty Eleven. Although I manage to create and select my new template the page ends up with bad CSS. Here is ...
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How to override function in functions.php of parent theme?

I have created child of theme twentyten. I tried to override function written below /** * Returns a "Continue Reading" link for excerpts * * @since Twenty Ten 1.0 * @return string "Continue ...
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How to override parent functions in child themes?

I've been reading around and trying to figure out how to do this, but for some reason I can't seem to override parent functions in my child theme. I'm using TwentyTen as a parent - can anyone tell me ...
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How do I get my child-theme to work with my theme's includes folder?

I am using the Canvas WordPress theme (by WooThemes.com) and successfully made a child-theme to override my CSS. However, I would also like to apply the same child-theme principles to my theme's ...