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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Wordpress Multisite: Have the same header and footer of main-blog on all sub-blogs

I'm trying to do the following: I have a Main-Blog and dozens of subblogs. I want all the subblogs to use the same theme (or child-theme, not sure yet) but have the same navigationitems of the ...
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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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Injecting a custom sql query into a page/theme

I have written a custom sql query for our WordPress website (fairly elaborate and not achievable with the standard wordpress code) and I've got it to run via $pageposts = $wpdb->get_results($query, ...
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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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How to add anchor tag at the top of posts, past the header and nav bar?

my site is here: http://wedding.chloe-nguyen.com/ I am using the default Twenty Fourteen theme, modifying in a child theme (my first). Scroll down and click one of the featured posts. You get taken ...
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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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Functions.php in Child Theme - load JS

My theme uses this function to load Javascript and CSS function aitEnqueueScriptsAndStyles() { // just shortcuts $s = THEME_CSS_URL; $j = THEME_JS_URL; aitAddStyles(array( ...
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Theme customizer: How do you grab the value later?

I'm working on a custom site, doing all my work in a child theme. I need to add one variable, slider speed, to the customize control system. I've been able to modify the custom controls via the ...
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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 do I target the child theme with get_bloginfo();?

In the code below (which is located in my functions.php file), in reference to ('.get_bloginfo('template_url').', I'm trying to target my child theme but it keeps coming up as the parent theme. /* == ...
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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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Obtaining the original unchanged Theme [closed]

Quite a few months back, I had used a third party theme v 2.9 in my wordpress site. I made a few custom changes to css/.php based on my needs. Now, I plan to upgrade the theme to v3.8. Before doing ...
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How to stop PHP code running when in a child theme

I understand you can add extra CSS on top of the parent theme, but how do you remove PHP code from functions.php? I want to remove the Masonry plugin in twentyfourteen theme, and have located the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to make grandchild themes?

If I use one of the popular frameworks such as Genesis, is it possible to create grandchild themes? As an example, I want to use Genesis as the backbone of all my sites. Genesis is called a framework ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Adding Action Hooks In Parent Theme For Easier Child Theme Customization

I was wondering why isn't anyone (haven't be able to find one with it) adding custom hooks an the beginning and at the end of the theme's function.php for theme development. The reason I'm asking ...
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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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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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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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Test if a Category contains certain Custom Post Types

I have several Custom Post Types and several Categories. Within my pre_get_posts hook (in functions.php), I'm changing the chronological order for very specific Custom Post Type archive pages. ...
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How to add Color Picker in Theme Options for the following?

I have a landscaping09 theme. This is what I want: A theme options page with the following options: ->Theme color background change (with colorpicker) or url of the image ->General Navbar color ...
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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 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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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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How to override enqueued styles using a child theme

I'm creating a child theme (My first in over 3 years) of a WooCommerce theme and I'm having some trouble with the fact that some of the layout styles are enqueued in the parent theme and I'm having to ...
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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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Display random page

I'd like to display a random page that: has a parent page of X or Y or Z, etc. excludes pages with the title "Contributors" The following code works (though without the specific conditions above), ...
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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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Problem only while using require_once() within functions.php

I use add_theme_page() within my child theme's functions.php implemented something like this... // other functions located here that create a custom options page in the Dashboard. // THIS IS NOT 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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Select full Image Size on widget “Genesis - Featured Posts”

I'm writing a child theme for Genesis and trying to figure out to get the full image sizes on "Genesis - Featured Posts" widget. The widget has a check box "Show Featured Image" and "Image Size" ...
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How to change the height of featured image in Twenty Eleven child theme

I am trying to change the height of my featured image to 350px in my child theme for Twenty Eleven. Can anyone help?? Note: I am using Twenty Eleven and there is no functions.php file in my child ...
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Localize strings for translation

I'm rebuilding my website from a child theme of twentytwelve to child theme of twentyfourteen. Most of the functions I'm using comes from tutorials, so most of the string aren't localized. With this ...
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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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How to make child theme ignore a parent themes template

I have a childtheme of twentythirteen in which i want to use the same template for pages and the blogposts-overview. But in twentythirteen is a page.php and an index.php. So I need override both, ...
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Will the use of a child theme create problems with commercial parent theme's options?

My client has a commercial theme full of options running on his site. I need to apply changes in the header.php and style.css. I plan to create a child theme so he can continue update his theme in the ...
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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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HTML head-tag get broken in my child theme

I created a child theme from twentythirteen and it worked like it should. Then I made a copy of the parent theme's header.php. As soon as I created it, the outputted HTML got broken. All tags that are ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...