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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Child Theme for Mobile Browsers

Is it possible to use a child theme for mobile browsers? I have tried various plugins but the mobile browser only displays the main theme, the theme that is meant for viewing the website on the ...
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Child themes: disabling the parent

I'm creating a parent theme and several child themes. But how can I prevent the parent theme from ever being used?
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conditionally echo <br /> in meta box data loop

I am working on a Thematic child theme and using the WPAlchemy Meta Box Class to create an 'Artwork Info' meta box that I want to conditionally echo like this at the end of each post: Title Medium ...
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How do I get a child theme to load scripts from the parent theme?

Pretty new to WordPress functions, so apologies if this is basic stuff. I've designed a parent theme that registers and enqueues two scripts like so: if ( !function_exists( 'scherzo_scripts' ) ) ...
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Post format selector in Thematic child theme post class

I'm having a very hard time implementing post formats in my Thematic child theme. I am able to add post format theme support and add content via the big conditional statement, but the .format-video, ...
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something like is_childtheme()

in the functions.php of a parent theme, I would like to check for wheter the theme is being run directly, or it is run via a child theme. Is there a conventional way of doing this? I cant find the ...
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Grandchild themes and optimal network architecture

I'm trying to create a versatile Wordpress network . In order to speed up development, I imagine I'll need to channel projects to different themes at an early stage. At the core of my network ...
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Themes—Child Themes

I apologize if this is a very basic question, but I am very new to working with Wordpress. I'm looking into using Wordpress as a CMS for a new site I'm building but I'm not sure I understand some of ...
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PHP loop that selects posts with a particular in-post option

Im trying to build a Featured post slider to show any post that i mark as a "featured" (with a in-post option) regardless the category or tag type... Im new to wordpress and although I understand a ...
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add generated stylesheet from parent theme after child-themes style.css

I have a child-theme -> parent-theme setup, where I need to have stylesheet called generated.css loaded in addition to the style.css file added by the active child-theme. The generated.css file is ...
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Customized widget area - how to override or filter class xoxo?

I need some help with restyling my alternate widget areas. I've created some new widget areas, and placed one into the main content of my index.php. This works just fine, however i want to style it ...
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Twenty Ten child theme has post on an inner page. Cant get that page to use my desired template

I have a child theme based on Twenty Ten. I have split out the sidebar and secondary side bar so they can be used on different pages. sidebar.php file: <div id="primary" class="widget-area" ...
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How do you auto-activate plugins from child themes

(repost from Theme Hybrid Community) Let's assume a plugin or multiple-plugins are hosted on WordPress.org. Can you automatically activate plugins with the functions.php of a child theme? Is there ...