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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How do I get a parent theme modification from a child theme?

I've built a child theme, and I would like to reuse some of the settings created by the parent. I hoped this would be as easy as get_theme_mod( 'setting' ) inside the child theme, but that returns ...
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jQuery functions work in console, but not live

I am trying to traverse the DOM in a number of places, replacing some of the content. jQuery('.homepage_buttons_text a[href^="http://danrobertsgroup.com/?attachment_id=1037"]').each(function(){ ...
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How to check active theme is parent or child wordpress

I am working on a plugin in plugin. I make template folder and in template folder and there are files of plugin that shows my post type data. First Scenario When user activate my plugin the template ...
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remove parrent theme action in child

I'm create Child theme from Storefront now i want to remove these action in child theme add_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop','storefront_sorting_wrapper',9 ); by this function: add_action( ...
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Protecting work on client's web host

I am taking on a freelance job making modifications to a client's already existing website/Wordpress theme. What is the best way to work on the client's current web host without putting myself at risk ...
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@font-face broken in child theme

In my site I'm using Bootstrap for the basic structure (bootstrap.min.css), and using my own stylesheet (style.css) for further enhancements or modification. I declared @font-face in my stylesheet ...
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Hiding Parent Theme

I am using the child theme and have renamed it to the new theme name. However, the parent theme is still viewable in the admin area with the original theme name. How do I hide the parent theme? ...
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Child theme does not overwrite parent themes style.css

I just created a child theme but every change I make in the style.css does not overwrite the parent style.css - other files work. I just did it like that: Making new Childtheme Folder in the Theme ...
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Override parent theme translation on child theme

I have a parent theme that uses correctly load_theme_textdomain() to load all the translated strings in many languages. Then I created a child theme that uses load_child_theme_textdomain() to achieve ...
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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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Add custom function to a theme with child theme's functions.php

I am using a theme Indigo and have it working fine, in a child theme configuration. I want to add a custom function. Unlike the child style.css, I have read that you don't need to import the parent ...
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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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Why is this jquery / java script code not working in mobile / in devices?

I have following script in my header.php : <script type="text/javascript"> /* to show back the left side bar back when the LEFT side bar is moved next/below to the center/content */ ...
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why this media query is not working / not loading when I put it in child theme?

I am trying to create a separate style sheet for responsive behavior in a site. my folder structure: magzine/style.css magazine-child/style.css magazine-child/responsive.css Magazine is my theme ...
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wp_enqueue_style referencing parent theme

I have properly set up a child theme and am adding stylesheets and scripts in my new functions.php file. The only problem is, my newly enqueued stylesheets are being referenced using the parent theme ...
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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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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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How do I dequeue a parent theme's CSS file?

My parent theme (Starkers) adds a CSS file that I'm trying to remove (I want to use @import instead so I can override styles more easily). Starkers has the following in its functions.php: add_action( ...
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Changes in my child theme from customizer not appearing in style.css?

I have made some changes (colours, etc...) in the appearance customize from my child theme, is actually working as is just applying to my child, but when I open the style.css from my child I don't see ...
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Pagination in relation to archive.php

A small problem here, I just don't know how to change this because I'm a self taught newbie. I made a child-theme from the simone-theme with a static front-page. To it I have the archive.php as the ...
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Child Theme Issue - activated but does not show in preview

I created a lot child-themes but with a specific theme it doesn't seem to work for some reason... I can't figure it out... style.css /* Theme Name: theme1369-child Theme URI: ...
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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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Is it possible to override the result of get_template_part()?

I'm working on a child theme, I strongly prefer not to override the main template files in order to maintain simplicity of the child theme as well as minimize the amount of code and maintenance over ...
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How to modify twentytwelve sidebar in a child theme

I'm trying to modify the sidebars of the twentytwelve theme in my child theme. So far, I've added this to the child theme's functions.php file but all pages are now blank. remove_action( ...
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Removing get_template_part in child theme

Parent Theme loads some template files in its functions.php as follows: get_template_part ('lib/login/register.php'); I want to remove this file in child theme and include my custom php templates. ...
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Should I create a child theme for a parent custom theme? [closed]

I am going to create a mobile version of a desktop theme. Device Theme Switcher plugin will use a correct theme based on the client device. The desktop theme is a custom theme. So should I create a ...
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Child theme style.css isn't overwriting parent style.css

I am using the Optimizer theme and created a child theme to make 2 changes in the style.css. The .single_wrap adjustment works fine, but the page_head is being ignored. When I use Inspect Element on ...
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different child theme for subdomain

I've got a site that I'm trying figure out how to apply different child themes to based on a subdomain. Applying the child themes shouldn't be difficult, it's more the .htaccess magic that I'm a bit ...
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get_template_directory() - references parent theme directory

I've got this line in the functions.php of my Child theme: require ( get_template_directory() . '/somecode.php' ); However it's giving me the following error: Fatal error: require(): Failed ...
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CSS stopped working after line 150 [closed]

I'm editing css stylesheet for my childtheme and after 150 lines of code another line of code stopped applying to the web site. When i put the same line of code on the top everything is ok. Here is ...
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Image Size wrong during upload

I am currently in the middle of developing the front page for a online store. I am trying to resize the width of the image to expand it across the full width of the page, however the image will not ...
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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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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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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 ...