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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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 ...
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How to edit background color of only one sidebar?

I'm using Oulipo theme on this site, which has two sidebars. I'd like to ask how can I change the background color of only the left sidebar? Also, how to change the text, hyperlink, hover and ...
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Twentyten Child Theme: header images display messed up in admin panel

WordPress v 3.0.4 multisite-network enabled, local installation w MAMP 1.9.4, PHP 5.3.2, Theme: Twentyten child TWO PROBLEMS: 1) Display of header image thumbnails in admin panel and 2) path to ...
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How to remove set_post_thumbnail_size() in child themes?

I'm really stuck on this - this follows on from this post: How to override parent functions in child themes I can't figure out how to override Twenty Ten's set_post_thumbnail_size() function. I've ...
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A good way to add a different background image for each page?

I'm working an a Thematic child theme wherein I need to have a unique image decorating each of the site's main pages, from a pre-defined set of permanent images. It would also be ideal to have one of ...