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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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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Can I change header.php of current theme through a plugin function?

I need to add some html into the header.php but instead of directly changing the header.php of my theme or creating a child theme, how can I do it with just actions and/or hooks?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Twenty Eleven Child theme error when attempting to use a rewritten function

I attempted to make a minor change to a function in the Twenty Eleven theme (wordpress 3.4.2) I get this error message: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare twentyeleven_widgets_init() (previously declared ...
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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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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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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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Replace function in a child theme

Is there a way to replace a function by another function in a child theme? In other words, in a theme there is a function named "theme_function" and this function is called by several files inside the ...
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How do I copy my Parent Templates to my Child Templates?

I'm trying to customize the Home Page of a Responsive Theme template. I had started with the Responsive theme and then found out that I had to do customizations on a child theme, so I downloaded the ...
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roots child theme can't override header.php

I made a child theme for roots and it worked as expected. I can override everything, including footer.php, but not header.php. My header.php looks exactly like the one from roots at the moment, except ...
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bbpress change the word forum, topic, reply in the forum to another word I choose

bbpress I would want to customize my Forum in bbpress. by changing/replacing the words that appear on the forum layout. I would like to change the words (everywhere they appear): Forum, topic, reply. ...
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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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How to edit bbPress template files - WordPress + BuddyPress + bbPress? [closed]

I am using BuddyPress 1.6.1, bbPress 2.1.2 and WordPress 3.4.2 I follow the guide here. In the end, I did the trick pointed out by Sarah Gooding because mywebsite.com/forums was blank right after ...
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Declaring an instance of class included in parent theme from child theme functions.php

Please note this is all "working" - the question is about the best practice and to try and work out why I need to include the PHP file which contains the class in two places for it to work correctly. ...
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how to change my child theme featured image dimensions?

I am developing a child theme based on the twentyten theme and now i notice the featured image in the WP backend (wp-admin) shows the wrong scaled image. It shows the "twenty ten" size, meaning an ...
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How to replace the twentyten image header with my flash banner?

I am currently building a site using a child theme for the first time. Basically, I have a flash banner the client has already had made, and want to replace the twentyten image banner with the flash. ...
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PHP Notices appear when browsing any page in admin, but only for child theme, using code from WP Codex

My php_error.log in my console (locally on OSX) is reporting 3 PHP Notices. The PHP Notices only appear when browsing each admin page in the back-end for a site (running multisite) that uses a child ...
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Custom post types and child theme

Okay, here's the deal. I am working with a child theme and I want a custom post type. What I did Added the following code the functions.php of the parent theme. add_action( 'init', ...
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Should a child theme share the same theme options row as the parent, or should it have it's own options row?

I'm developing a theme which uses the NHP Theme Options Framework to add some theme options. Naturally, the theme options framework creates a single row in the database to store the theme's options ...
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Opinions and recommendations on the best barebones base theme [closed]

Preamble I'm finding myself building more and more WP sites "from scratch" as it were (ie: ignoring any theme designs out there and just creating a design wireframe purely on the needs of the client. ...
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Difference between stylesheet_directory and template_directory

What is the differene between stylesheet_directory and template_directory? Is that representing Child theme and Parent theme?
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Localization: Textdomain of Child teme

I am creating a series of WP child themes which are dependent of a parent theme which I will be using as a framework. I need to have these themes (both parent and children) localized. from ...
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Vague Errors from VIP Scanner Plugin

I am building a site with WordPress 3.4.2, have made a child theme of WooTheme's Canvas 5 (http://www.woothemes.com/2012/06/canvas/) and am now using the VIP Scanner plugin ...
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Removing custom background and header feature in child theme

I am creating a child theme using twentyten as my base. I am looking for a way to remove the features of adding custom header and background without touching functions.php file in the parent theme. ...
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How to keep my custom theme changes after updating genesis child theme

I am using a Genesis child theme that I would like to make some custom changes to it, but would like to be able to update it when a new version comes out without loosing my edits. I am familiar with ...
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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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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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How can we hide the parent's theme url at the child themes details on a multisite?

I hope the title makes sense. But anyway, to clear things up, here is a screen shoot of what I mean: To be honest I really don't see how site admins benefit from this piece of information since ...
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Nesting Functions within Functions

I'm looking for an efficient way to group a series of separate but related functions for a child theme I'm designing using theThematic Theme Framework. Thematic does a great job of providing plenty of ...
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add function to thematic hooks [closed]

i am newbie with php , i need help to create function to add it in thematic theme content area from this code ? $term_slug = get_query_var( 'term' ); $taxonomyName = get_query_var( 'taxonomy' ); ...