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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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 ...
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Modify a parent theme's PHP file, and save in child theme

I'm working with a paid theme, and we're using a child theme to display a slightly different design. The parent theme has a file called /includes/forms/register-form.php I'd like to customise this ...
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Need advice on theme customizer and child themes

I have been working on a theme, initially it only had one design and I made almost all of the front page elements customizable through the theme customizer. Now I would like to offer a few variations ...
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Is it possible to make *.js and folders visible in theme-editor

I just created a file test.js in the folder of my own child-theme. Unfortunately it is not visible in the Theme editor. How can I make it visible? And is it possible to make folders visible?
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Adding Custom Javascript to Skeleton Child Theme

I'm trying to register & enqueue ImageMapster in my Skeleton Child Theme on the main.php page to make an image map with hovering image effects. I added this code to the "Header Functions" section ...
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Different header for each page in child theme of twenty thirteen

I trying to create a child theme from theme twenty thirteen. One feature I want to add in my child theme is that I can specify (via Coding) a different header image on each page. I've asked the same ...
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Edit and make class-wc-widget-featured-products.php update-proof

Within the class-wc-widget-featured-products.php file I need to Remove this on Line 101: <?php if ( $r->post->post_title ) echo get_the_title( $r->post->ID ); else echo $r->post->...
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Extend Custom Post Type

A theme I use registers a custom post-type. Unfortunately its supports array misses an item, I would like to add ('thumbnail'). Now, I don't like to overwrite the post-types registration in the theme ...
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How can I make new .css file in child theme override styles in child theme's style.css

I want to make a separate responsive.css file in my child theme but having trouble making the media queries override the styles in the child theme's default style.css. I've tried putting <link rel=...
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Overwrite CSS with without deleting it

I have some css in the theme that I am using, I want to keep the stock style.css without deleting any of it. I want to use my child-theme style.css to remove or hide some values of a class. I would ...
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Switching to child theme breaks menu names

When I switch to the child theme I am working on, the main menu uses the page names instead of the names that I gave it in the Appearance > Menu options. Happened to anyone else?
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Conditionally load child themes

I am wondering how to conditionally load child themes? I have a site that is going to change with the seasons. The underlying architecture will remain the same, just different styles and a few minor ...
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Do Child-Themes automatically load the Translation from the Parent-Theme?

Is it enough to just create a child-theme - let's say technically without adding anything else but the bare minimum style.css - to have the translation of the parent-theme being used automatically for ...
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get_template_directory vs get_stylesheet_directory

I am trying to create a child theme and need to replace some files that are in sub-folders. In this post, it states 'get_stylesheet_directory(); will go to the current theme, child or parent ...
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How to remove a file included in parent theme with locate_template() via child theme?

In my theme I use locate_template() to load the various parts of my functions library. I'm looking for a way to not include one of those files when using a child theme. I tried adding locate_template('...
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Link to a .po file in a child theme

i'm working in a twenty ten child theme, i want to change the load_theme_textdomain( 'twentyten', TEMPLATEPATH . '/languages' ); $locale = get_locale(); $locale_file = TEMPLATEPATH . "/languages/$...
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Can't override template file in child theme

I have my WordPress installation running using a child theme based on a theme I have bought. The original theme has templates files in a template folder /original_theme/template/testimonial.php. I ...
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Child Theme Performance

I've read a lot of discussions here and elsewhere about creating a child theme being the recommended way to create a theme based on some other existing theme. I'd like to know about possible ...
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Stylesheet overriding in Child theme

So here's my problem : I have two stylesheets in my child theme : style.css and style-premium.css (Which contains only modified CSS). My posts use one of these stylesheets depending on their category. ...
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How to add functionality to an existing theme (using child themes)

The reason why I ask such a question isn't because I don't know how to do so at all, but rather I think the way I've trying to go about it may be wrong and that I don't understand how wordpress works ...
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Child-theme breaks site

So, I have a child-theme with nothing but the required CSS file in it. Once I activated this child-theme my entire site is down. I end up with 2 questions: How can activating a child-theme with ...
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How to update WordPress core or themes and still have my child theme hooks work

I made a child theme based on the WordPress twentytwelve theme (i.e., the WordPress 'twentytwelve' theme is its parent). Some of the modification were done very simply by overriding style, using my ...
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How do I get rid of or change the footer in my child theme?

I want to remove the default theme name and "powered by WP" text in the footer of every page. I've created a child theme to hold all my customizations from the original theme so that my customizations ...
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Edit php files in subdirs in a child theme

I want to change a php file in a subdir of my theme folder. The path to that specific file is: /includes/sf-content-display/sf-post-formats.php I copied the file within the subdirs in my child theme ...
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Where to put custom PHP files in a child theme?

I am customising a premium WP theme to suit my site better, but I can't quite figure out what to do with PHP files that I customise. Do they just go into the root of the child theme folder? Or do they ...
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How do themes provide support for child themes?

One of the requests on themeforest is that themes are required to provide child theme support. I know what child themes are, although I haven't worked a lot with them, but I would like to know is ...
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Custom field not showing

I am trying to get 3 images and their links which I have defined as custom fields. The custom field aren't displayed and when I var_dump() my get_post_meta() it returns string(0)"", what am i doing ...
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Activating child theme returns “active theme is broken”

I was using the Pinboard theme, but want to make modifications to it. Instead of editing the theme files directly, I wanted to try to make my changes using a child theme. Following the codex, I ...
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Remove post author using child theme

I'm using twentytwelve but I don't want the author to show on single post pages. How would I go about doing that without deleting it from the parent theme.
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Rewrite post type slug only for child theme

I'm in multisite where some blogs share the same parent theme for maintenance reasons. All my cpts come from that parent theme, but I would really like that, for one of the blogs, it had an URL mask. ...
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colorpicker WP 3.5 path to stylesheet when called from a child theme

What is the path to the 3.5 colorpicker stylesheet? wp_enqueue_style( 'wp-color-picker' ); I am trying to enqueue the color picker from a child theme but it does not load. I have added an admin ...
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Two stylesheets acting on one element

I am trying to style one element with max-width and I was having problems. I discovered that the child theme stylesheet was being augmented by the original stylesheet with width at the same time. ...
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Child Themes of Non-Wordpress Sanctioned Templates

I have created and used over a dozen Wordpress child themes for various websites. I have downloaded the themes from Wordpress. This time I wanted to use a theme outside of Wordpress' realm. I heard ...
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a child theme not de-registering a patent javascript file

We're currently rolling out a number (>100) of wordpress sites where we're using a custom child theme and a holding page plugin. Most of our clients use IE8 as their browser (corporate policy) and ...
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Add post dates from child theme and change font size on homepage post

I know this is not difficult. I know it is supposed to be in the style.css in the child theme, but no font size I change seems to make any difference. The titles of the posts on my homepage never. get....
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Child theme template value for style.css for parent in different folder

I am making a child theme in the .../wp-content/themes/ folder however the parent theme that I am building on is in the .../wp-content/plugins/ directory. I am able to import the parent style.css ...
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How to Change MU/BuddyPress Group Blog New Installation Defaults [closed]

I am trying to work with a Multisite install of WordPress and modify the default "child" blogs in the network. The details are: -I have a main site built on Commons in a Box (CBOX) which is a ...