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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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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Overiding functions.php with child-theme

I've been searching for a proper solution to override functions and hooks in my parent theme's functions.php. My parent theme has: define('TS_INC', TEMPLATEPATH .'/inc'); require_once( TS_INC ...
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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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How to add code to Header.php in a child theme?

I'm creating a child theme for the first time and I had a few questions regarding code added to header. In a non child theme there is certain code I add to my header.php file such as google ...
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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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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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Linking to Child Theme PHP Files

I have an existing website with html, css, js, and image files that I am trying to convert over to wordpress. I installed a clean local install using mamp on my hard drive and created a new child ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to override javascript files in child theme?

I'm loading some javascript files in the parent theme. The path in the parent theme is "scripts" > "custom.js". In the child theme, I'm creating the same path (scripts > custom.js) and changing some ...
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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 ...
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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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Modify Twentyeleven child theme CSS - How to change body font size?

I've created a twentyeleven-child theme and activated it. I'm trying to increase the size of the body font on all pages. Do I do this in style.css of the twentyeleven-child theme? I can't find the ...
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Wordpress Child Themes

I'm trying to redeclare a function in a wordpress child theme that is already in use by the parent theme. However, I get a "Fatal error: Cannot redeclare" message when trying to do so. Also, I've ...
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Use child theme on certain pages and not others?

I have created a twenty-eleven child theme, I want to know if its possible to only load that child theme on certain pages, maybe with the custom page templates? I have looked via google and on here ...
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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 do I remove a require_once admin panel from the parent theme from the child theme functions.php?

In the parent theme, the following is at the bottom of the functions.php file. require_once(TEMPLATEPATH . '/admin/admin-menu.php'); In the child theme's function.php, this code will include the ...
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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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Load template inside a parent template

Inside of my current theme directory, I created a folder called "mobile" which contains a separate set of template files, all optimized for mobile. Now, say I setup a function that detects a mobile ...
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Do all files in child theme override the parent?

I'm curious if other PHP code files besides functions.php, WP template files and style.css in a child theme actually override the same file in a parent them? I am working with a client that has a ...
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I want to add a class to main div on a template. how can I do that?

I'm building a template for twentyten child theme. I need to add a class in in the template page, but not in other pages.My template inherits the header and footer, so, I can't change any markup ...
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Best way to add some custom javascript using jquery to a child theme

I use the default TwentyTen theme and I have made a child theme with some CSS adjustments, and that's pretty much it. Now I'd like to do two things Make the theme load the latest jQuery, and to ...
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use child theme for mobile version

I have never used the child theme function. so I am curious if it is possible to use this function to create a mobile version or no? I know that there are mobile plugins for this but I was curious if ...
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How to modify theme content in Thematic?

I'm not new to PHP, HTML, CSS, and the like, not at all, but I'm definitely new to creating Wordpress themes. I was recommended to use the Thematic theme as a base theme and modify it using functions ...
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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 ...