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 looks different from parent theme, and incorrectly displays parts

I've created a new Wordpress site using the Realistic theme. I added a logo, and this was the resulting webpage (ignore the sidebar): I want the website title to be displayed next to the logo, for ...
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How to activate the child theme in Wordpress?

I create a new style.css and use it in child theme. And I create a new folder in wp-content and name it as themename-child and upload the style.css that I created. Now, I go to wp dashboard -> ...
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Rewrite rules lead to blank page

Using a child theme, with custom post type article, trying to call a file from functions folder inside the child theme main folder (child-theme/functions), using this code in the child theme ...
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Customizing default Mediaelement player

Good morning/afternoon everyone. Been playing around with the default wordpress mediaelement player and definitely loving it. I managed to customize the layout a little by overriding some css values ...
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Add content after get_header

I'd like to add content directly after the div#main (end of header.php) and before /div#main (beginning of footer.php). I'm using an own child-template (of twentythirteen), that contains only ...
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Implementing DNS Prefetching with WordPress

I'm not sure whether my question sounds promising or not but what I'm going to ask is very much relevant. So please read the full question before down voting or flag. I'm trying to implement DNS ...
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How do I override a parent theme's language files with a child theme?

I have a parent theme and a child theme, I would like to override the spanish .mo and .po files in the parent theme (or add them if they are not present in the parent theme) with the es_ES ones in my ...
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How to style injected code in header section?

Trying to add custom code to header section <head>..</head>of the blog by adding this code to child-theme functions.php // Add scripts to wp_head() function child_theme_head_script() { ...
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How to replace a widget by editing it in the child theme?

I am fairly new to wordpress. I heard that changing a theme widget in the theme itself is not a good practise. I want to edit a certain widget by copying it into the child theme. The widget in the ...
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How to style options page in dashboard?

working with a child-theme, adding a custom options page to dashboard in which admin can save details about the site. Using this code in the child-theme functions.php to create the options page: ...
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How to use parent theme functions in child theme functions.php file?

Parent theme required a foo.php file, and inside that file is a baz() function. I want to use that baz() function in functions.php of the child theme without recall foo.php file again. Are there any ...
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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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Toggle Visibility of Separate Javascript Files on Same Wordpress Page

Let me preface by saying my knowledge of JS is lacking at best and the concept of installing/loading/enqueueing a function on one area of the site and then calling that function in another area of the ...
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Where to put wp_head() when using switch_to_blog()

Where should the call to wp_head() be in my case. I'm using switch_to_blog() in order to keep one consistent header with its own widgets and menus across all multisites. If I call wp_head() in ...
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Child theme CSS file is not loading background image

Hey guys I'm developing a child theme, I've created a style wich loads a background, I've created the images folder in my child theme as well. most of the styles are being loaded as planned, this one ...
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Is it possible to override a parent theme's translatable strings from within a child theme using a .mo file?

I have a theme that's properly setup for internationalization. I would like to override strings from the parent theme from within my child theme via a .mo file rather than copying over the template ...
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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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Jquery in Child Theme

I am new to Wordpress and I need help with integrating my own jquery into a child theme. I have this jquery tooltip which works but I want to include it into my wordpress child theme. Have a look ...
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I'm new in developing responsive Wordpress Theme, so which framework to use or work from scratch? [closed]

I'm totally new in developing responsive Wordpress Theme sector. But fortunately, I've heard of Frameworks like: Underscore, child-themes, Genesis !! What speciality each Framework has? I'm much ...
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Which is a good Front-end Web Design framework to start developing a Responsive Wordpress Theme in short time? [duplicate]

my Question is plain & simple, but I need experts opinion-- I'm new in developing Wordpress Themes, especially in Responsive Design, I've heard of child themes, genesis theme frameworks, but not ...
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Child Theme Upstream

I have a parent and child theme set-up, and I have created a "starter" child theme to kickstart development. All are hosted in Bitbucket. When I start a new project I fork the "starter" child theme. ...
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Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template

I'm helping my son with his financial site with some custom programming. The first project for him is a custom spreadsheet using jQuery, flot, php, etc. I created a child theme, created a template, ...
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Related Posts: Changing Function For Posts Per Page

I am working on dailysuit.de, which features 8 related articles below the content in every post, defined by some tags. Now I wanted to reduce the number of "posts per page" from 8 to 4. Of course, I ...
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How do I make my child theme re-apply the settings that were customised when its parent was active?

Scenario Pick 2015 theme. Customize various settings, such as background picture, header picture, site name and tagline. But don't touch the contents of any of the theme's files. Use Codex' Child ...
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How Child Themes Directory works for plugins?

I am working on a Wordpress installation, that another developer used to do. I have an issue since he was working only with Child Theme Directory whereas I didn't. What I want to do, is to edit the ...
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Indirect modification of overloaded property WP_Post::$classes has no effect

I'm working on a child theme and while everything works the Walker_Nav_Menu and Walker classes are causing all the fuss. My parent theme overrides Walker_Nav_Menu as below: if ( ! class_exists( ...
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How to move the sidebar in TwentyFifteen to the right?

Is it possible to move the sidebar in the TwentyFifteen theme to the right using a child theme and CSS only, or does it require changes to the theme itself? The main issue I'm running into is that I ...
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style.css of child theme is not overwriting parents style.css for .box

I am using latest wordpres. I have created child theme. I am trying to overwride the .box style of parent theme but it is not overriding it. If i do this in parent themes style.css it works. //This ...
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Why does my functions.php cause white-screen and media-library issues?

Overview: I was authoring a child-theme, and realized that functions.php was causing problems with the media-library and caused a "white-screen" to appear after editing a post. I fixed the issue by ...
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Can't create child themes. “Stylesheet is not readable.”

I'm working on a website for my mom and I'd like to create a child theme to customize the theme I've found for it. I made a new folder in /wp-content/themes/ and created a new file in it called ...
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remove_action on after_setup_theme not working from child theme

I am trying to remove a theme action for an elegant-themes theme using a child theme.. This works when I remove action after add_action code anywhere in the parent theme functions.php. However, it ...
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Removing parent theme CSS without editing parent theme

I am currently developing a child theme that builds on twentyfifteen as a parent theme. However a potential issue has cropped up that is causing a problem. I want to strip the CSS and JS assets from ...
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Translating a specific part (form) of NUVO theme (possibly a plugin)

Friend of mine asked me to help with his website, he already bought nuvo theme. there is a form for placing reservations witch is in english (I think its a plugin or something). I found the strings ...
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How to correctly enqueue the parent and child theme stylesheets in the creation of a child theme? [duplicate]

I have to create a child theme to implement some changes to a WordPress theme and avoid that these changes are lost when the theme will be update. So I have some doubt about how do it. I am ...
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Enqueue stylesheets if parent theme has more than one .css file

I just learnt about creating child themes from the Codex , it says to add add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_styles' ); function theme_enqueue_styles() { wp_enqueue_style( ...
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Does any theme support child theme?

I'm trying to add some new functionalities to a theme and I'm using Child Theme as should be. So the theme is called u-design and I created a folder called u-design-child. Inside the folder I've ...
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Child theme error “Template is missing”

I created a child theme of twentytwelve using the following in style.css: /* Theme Name: WAMSA Template: twentytwelve version: 0.1 */ @import url("../twentytwelve/style.css"); In Appearance > ...
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How to Create a Child Theme for a Site that Already has a lot of Customization?

I just took over a bunch of old WordPress sites that have no child themes. The sites are heavily customized and not just in the styles.css file. Header.php, functions.php are all suspected to be ...
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How can you change default color scheme in a Twenty Fifteen child theme?

Right now I am editing a Twenty Fifteen Child theme (Five Beers to be exact) and I'm wondering if there is a way I can add my own color scheme to the customizer and make it the default color scheme. ...
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Add pre-existing meta box to new custom post type

I have a parent theme that creates a number of custom meta boxes that are added to the "post" and "pages" post types as well as a number of post types also created by the theme. In my child theme, I ...
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Underscores Starter Theme for building a Parent Theme

I'm starting a new project to create a Parent Theme which supports AngularJS (Web App theme), I was looking for a starter theme to begin with. but I got so confused about which one would be the best ...
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How to store / access files in child theme folder

We are moving a HTML/PHP site to WordPress and want to use as much of the current code as possible. We are using the Avada theme, and have created an Avada child theme folder with the 2 required files ...
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Activate Child Theme with Codex

I know there is an option to have the following code in the wp-config.php file: define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'x-child-integrity-light'); define( 'TEMPLATEPATH', 'wp-content/themes/x'); I currently ...
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How to extend parent theme sections and settings to Options Tree

I am developing a child theme based on a theme that use Option Tree for it's options. Is it possible to add a new section with my child theme settings to the already defined sections by parent theme ...
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How to override this theme function in child theme

I'm working in a child theme and I need to override a function in order to remove some unwanted items on a top menu. So I have research a bit and found a lot of docs, really, like this, this and this ...
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Meta box from child theme

I've done some searching and can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I've found this, removing meta boxes but I need to add. I did try changing that to add meta box. I'm wondering if it is possible ...
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Change slug of registered custom post type in child theme

I successfully renamed a custom post type registered by my parent theme in my child theme using this method. The problem is, my permalinks haven't changed. So when I change portfolio to homepage and ...
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Override get_template_directory() in child theme?

Is it possible to replace a get_template_directory() in my child's functions.php file? I want to make changes to the file: /** * Load Custom Post types file. */ require get_template_directory() . ...
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How to customize the_archive_title()?

In my child theme's archive.php, I have the following code for displaying the title of my archive pages: <?php the_archive_title( '<h1 class="page-title">', '</h1>' ); ...
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Homepage showing a simple listing of title, featured image, then posted on

Here's a link to my blog which uses the Bushwick theme: http://veegan.co.uk/ It's current format is to have the most recent post at the top, with a larger title, then the entire post, then the post ...