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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Change theme layout via “Appearance Customize Screen” on per user basis

I have added some options to the "customizer screen" in the appearance settings on the dashboard of my Wordpress Child theme. All works well by specifying additional headers and theme color options in ...
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Preserving theme settings in child theme

My client uses Karma theme with many settings in theme options. I need to keep my CSS and PHP additions in a child theme so that theme updates don't wipe it out. However when I select my child theme ...
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Child theme - Overriding 'require_once' in functions.php

I am attempting to modify a wordpress theme with a child theme. My parent theme has the following function in its functions.php: require_once(get_template_directory() . "/includes/theme-styles.php"); ...
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Modify arguments for parent theme's `wp_register_style` via child theme

Working on a child theme for site with a good deal of separate stylesheets being registered/enqueued from the theme and plugins. I'd like to change some attributes of the <link> tags in the ...
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WordPress Override Woocommerce Elements [on hold]

I am having the hardest time trying to modify the woocommerce layout for the storefont template. My directory is: location for woocommerce plugin: wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates I copy ...
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How to create custom child theme [closed]

I want to create a website with a home page and a blog page. How I will create a child theme with static home page and dynamic blog page with separate design in a wordpress website. I want to check ...
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Hide navigation menu on page load using jQuery [migrated]

I'm using the theme Divi from Elegant Themes and I am trying to hide the main navigation menu when the page loads. I then would like for the menu to load as I scroll as seen here ...
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unzip a folder on specific location and delete the zip file

After the lots of search. I am deciding to post my question here. Basically i want to upload a zip file in my wordpress site from my admin panel. And also extract this file to specific location with ...
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Child Theme for WooCommerce's Upstart

I'm having trouble with the Child Themes concept, and I am using WooCommerce's Upstart Theme. After Reading the Wordpress Documentation on Child Themes, I attempting to implement a Child Theme for the ...
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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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Versioning @import of parent theme's style.css

Context I built a child theme based on Twenty Thirteen which works quite well. After updating the parent theme to version 1.3, I noticed strange behavior with the styling which was caused by a cached ...
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Child Theme Fatal Error [closed]

I wanted to create a child theme on my new Wordpress site. I followed the instructions on the first part of this site: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes After doing everything AFTER "How to ...
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Cannot get Child Theme to load latest version of style.css

I'm using a Child theme set up correctly. But I just cannot get changes in the Child theme style.css to be reflected in the site. Tried emptying the browser cache a million times and it doesn't work! ...
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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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How do I make my child theme's CSS update when I save it?

Current System WordPress 4.1.1 Theme: Child theme of Lovecraft Issue Summary My theme, a child theme of Lovecraft, is calling the stylesheet with the URI ...
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How to make sure Child styles load after Parent styles [duplicate]

I have setup a child theme for my site. However I'm having trouble getting some of my CSS styles to work properly because some of them load before the parent style and therefore become overruled by ...
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How to enqueue both style.css and style-mobile.css in child theme

This is pretty basic, but I'm not sure what I'm doing. I have setup a child theme and I'm able to edit my child theme style.css and make changes successfully. However I'm unable to enqueue the ...
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child index.php does not overwrite parent index.php in twenty fourteen theme

I am using the twenty fourteen theme to create a child theme and want to make changes to the index.php, but when I copy the index.php file to the child theme's directory and edit it, it doesn't change ...
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Why Wordpress gets old templates code instead of the last updated ones

I recently finished building my WP theme (child theme of twentyfifteen). My friend started updating content and accidentally added content to a page which don't have a function that gets and displays ...
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Why, when it comes to custom background and image, does 'The first value registered' win?

I'm messing about with overriding parent themes by child themes. The parent theme registers custom backgrounds by hooking add_theme_support('custom-background',$args) to after_setup_theme. Now, if I ...
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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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How to override library classes in the child theme? [migrated]

I have a parent theme, There is a class for an external library included in the theme I want to override with a child theme. Is there any way to do that? The class path looks like that ...
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Make jQuery library load before plugin files in child theme

I'm setting up a site with child theme. I have installed several plugins. But few plugin files (fancybox, jQuery UI files) are loading before the jQuery library. So I am getting this error: undefined ...
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What is the most effective way to share assets / templates between themes?

I have a multisite network, which uses a few different themes. These themes share a lot of the same layout and structure, but they differ mainly by organization / content / templates. In other ...
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Dequeue script to prevent javascript event conflict on wordpress child theme

I've built a child theme of Divi Theme to use with Buddypress. So far so good, except for a script conflict on commenting buttons. The theme load a javascript (js/custom.js at 2642:2662) with the ...
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Overwriting templates in child theme and performance

Is it bad for performance to overwrite custom templates in the child theme? For example: I have a template called single-music.php in my parent theme. I have put single-music.php in the child theme ...
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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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Changing a setting in the wp-admin/customize.php reverts CSS styles to parent theme [closed]

I have a child theme built ontop of the Cherry Framework theme. Whenever an admin user goes to wp-admin/customize.php and changes the slider, the CSS gets completely destroyed and needs to be backed ...
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How to refresh the Gallery images?

I am using The Ken theme for one of my client, and they want to keep refreshing the Gallery images every time the page load. I could see mk_gallery.php files, as I am not hard code PHP developer so ...
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Menu on responsive twentytwelve theme not working, strange url error

i use twenty twelve custom theme (palumariosrl.it) but i have a problem. If i try to use on responsive mode the menu not function (can i see only hover menu page and if i click on menu buttom i have a ...
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TwentyTwelve child theme mobile menu not working

I have a pretty simple child theme of Twenty Twelve active, but the mobile menu does not expand when pressed. Here is header.php: <?php/** * The Header for our theme. * * Displays all of the ...
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How to create a child theme with multiple css files.

Noob at wordpress development. Trying to create a child theme for a client. But the problem is that there are many css files and not one as per many tut's available, in my senario there are multiple ...
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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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Where did my Theme Editor go?

I have 2 blogs, both are versions 3.x One of them, "Blog 1" is a multi-user blog. I can't edit the themes under Appearance->Editor , because it doesn't appear. "Blog 2" is a single instance blog, ...
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Hiding all posts/products/pages from a site based on a custom taxonomy/domain name

I'm working on a site that's running Domain Theme Mapper (http://codecanyon.net/item/domain-and-theme-mapper) with WooCommerce to present two sites with two different child themes... that share a ...
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Enqueue more than two CSS styles in a child theme functions.php

I've just started to use WordPress and learned about the child-theme feature. So it's my first time doing this and I ran into some problems. When I try to preview the child-theme, the formatting of ...
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Can't Install Child Theme “The parent theme is missing. Please install the ”Default“ parent theme.”

This is my first time installing a child theme and I ran into some errors Here' the style.css /* Theme Name: WD TechGoStore-child Theme URI: http://wpdance.com/ Description: Commerce Template ...
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Load a Child Theme's style.css just before the closing </head> tag

I have this in functions.php: <?php /* Import parent style - The new standard Wordpress way - No @import in CSS! */ add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_parent_styles' ); function ...
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Child theme - overriding add_image_size by a child theme [duplicate]

I am trying to get my child theme to work and to overide one line of code in the main theme functions.php but I can not getting to work since I am totally green in php. In my main theme functions.php ...
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Child themes CSS priority problems without using !important

I changed my WordPress site to use child themes, but the parent theme style has priority over any change I make on the child theme CSS. I can work around it using !important, however this is a patchy ...
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Use secondary menu of parent theme in child theme

I cannot solve this problem and this case doesn't work for me either. All cases that I found on the internet deal with the new secondary menu that should be registered and used in a child theme. In ...
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Deregister and Dequeue Stylesheets From a Plugin and Enqueue a Child's Stylesheet/s

I'm trying to Deregister and Dequeue 3 Stylesheets from a Plugin (WP Listings) and Enqueue 3 Stylesheets within my Child Theme's directory. I have tried using the following code, but all 3 of the ...
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How to prevent funny characters on Home Page

This is a challenge for the sharpest and most experienced WordPress specialists I am building a site in the WP Twenty Fifteen theme. I created a bare-bones minimum home page at http://bit.ly/1zlmpKS ...
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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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Overwriting Parent Theme's Image Sizes

I'm using Raw by UDTHEMES as a parent theme for a site I am working on. In the parent theme, there is the following image size: add_image_size( 'udt-full-width-image', 870, 490, true ); And I am ...
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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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Wrap template files of the parent theme

Is there a function or trick to put a wrapper to all template files. For example comments.php where the parent theme template looks like this: <div ...
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Why would one WP installation have an issue with a space in a shortcode variable?

I found a workaround, so the client site is fixed, but I don't like the fact that I don't have a cause, so I'm hoping one of you might have experienced this and know the cause. The client suspected ...
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WordPress + Child Theme = Am I missing something?

I have an issue that has me scratching my head and if I scratch anymore I'm gonna go bald. I have looked all over for a solution but have not found anything so I thought I'd stop by and see if maybe ...
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Why does the Full-width Template in Twenty Twelve pack so many classes into the body class attribute?

I created a page and selected the "Full-width Page Template, No Sidebar" option in the Twenty-Twelve Theme. The viewed page has the following body tag: <body class="page page-id-2 page-template ...