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 to set thumbnail image for a (child) theme

I've created a basic child image for twentytwelve, and it works as expected. The only issue is that it does not have a thumbnail image in the themes page: How do I set a thumbnail image for my ...
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Echo tags used to describe the theme

I've got a plugin I am working on to return an instance of the WP_Theme object properties. The plugin essentially allows for a simple child-theme creation. /* Theme Name: <?php echo ...
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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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How to store a number (coming from cookie) into query vars for later usage in other filters?

I have a small HTML5 game playable (as "canvas") at different social networks, which sets an HTTP cookie. When a player comes to my Wordpress site (acting as help and support website for the game), I ...
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How do add a the style-mobile css from the main theme to the child theme?

I've only found one post on this and the OP asked for clarification, but didn't get any: How to enqueue both style.css and style-mobile.css in child theme I'm using a pretty standard theme and have ...
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Renaming a theme so it aids SEO and the theme used is hidden

We are using the Divi theme for our Wordpress site, we have also activated a Child Theme that we have named our SEO keyword. However, when you look in the "View Source" and Theme Sniffer Chrome ...
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Where should I copy a PHP file from wp-includes to, in order to override it in my child theme?

I've seen plenty of questions about changing stuff inside wp-includes and plenty of answers saying don't, under any circumstances. However, I need to change something that's currently in there! I'm ...
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My child theme can't work Error: “The parent theme is missing. Please install your parent theme”

I am using the Pricerr theme. In my parent theme I have a CSS folder with a few css files in it, a rtl.css and a style.css. What should be the code to put in the functions folder so that I can pull ...
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Widget text color change

hello i have this site and in the footer section there is the recent posts widget with the grey colored text. I wish to change it to white, i tried adding some custom css code in the theme child with ...
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Cannot save widgets in custom sidebars

I'm working on a child theme of the Toolset Bootstrap Theme. I need to create a custom sidebar, so I registered the new sidebar in my child theme's function.php file: function ...
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Child Theme functions.php was not running any functions

I created a child theme of twentysixteen and was trying to add a nav_menu using function register_menus() { register_nav_menu('landing', __('Landing Menu')); } add_action('init', ...
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Wordpress Child Theme Calling Images

I am using a child theme but it does not display any images. I am reading a book which suggests the following: "There is a difference in calling images from parent themes and child themes: for ...
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function of parent not working in childtheme

I have a plugin used on a parent theme which uses shortcode. The plugin (shortcode) works on the parent theme but when I switch to child theme it no longer works. I've only added the child theme code ...
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Use admin options from parent theme in child theme

I am creating a child theme for the first time. I have created style.css (and imported parent theme's style.css in it) and also some new files and additional functions in functions.php. Now, I have ...
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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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How to override a theme template file with a child theme template file (of the same name)

In my main theme functions.php I have: require_once (THEME_PATH . "/woocommerce/tw_woocommerce.php"); So I created a woocommerce folder in my child theme folder and copied the tw_woocommerce.php ...
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What happens to child theme if I change to new version of parent theme?

What happens to child theme if I change to new version of parent theme? Tesseract theme came out with new version. But what happens to all changes saved in original Tesseract child theme? Will changes ...
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Problem with loading images from child theme CSS file with relevant path

I am getting an issue with loading relevant images within CSS file from a child theme directory. I placed - Sites: example.com OR sub-domain.example.com body{ background-image: ...
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Unhook action from child theme

0 down vote favorite I have decided to use a Woocommerce Storefront child theme called Galleria, when I have previously used the storefront theme I have used the common remove_action to unhook the ...
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How to override a function when isn't at functions.php

I am trying to override a function for a theme in the child-theme but I can't get it to work. At functions.php on the theme I can see this require_once line: ...
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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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WordPress master + child themes + Git workflow

I've been trying to work out the best solution to develop several WordPress sites using the following, but can't seem to decide what the best workflow would be. I got a master site - WordPress A. I ...
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Twenty sixteen - full height

I want the twenty sixteen theme to "fill up" the height even if the page is empty. So.. If the content does not fill it up, it will be minimum full height.
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wordpress demo theme customization

https://selademo.wordpress.com/ I want the above layout for my website and i have the demo version of this theme which has some limited layout. How easily i can extend this demo theme to be like the ...
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Getting 503 on various files

I'm having issues with BeTheme, to say the least. I can't figure out why loading a page, either on the front end or back end, always gives me TONS of 503 errors for the various javascript, css, or ...
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wp_enqueue_scripts doesn't work for template pages

In my child theme's functions.php I wrote : function add_js() { echo "path is : ".get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/script.js'; wp_enqueue_script( 'script', ...
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Changing admin options via child theme

I'm trying to add theme options via a child theme. The parent theme uses a function to set the array of options, then calls that function, all on the parent options.php page. I've tried copying the ...
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Scratch theme needs to be a child theme, but for which parent? [closed]

I have inherited a messy Wordpress site at work. The site was created from scratch with no obvious parent theme - it's not based on anything. I am trying to fix it without having to start from fresh, ...
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How to disable admin notice in child theme? [closed]

Similar to How to remove plugin install notice from non-admin users in Wordpress?, Disable update notification for individual plugins. I have purchased a theme, which displays a notice in admin panel ...
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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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What template is used for viewing Media Library Files?

I would like to create a special page template in my theme for viewing the media library files. Currently, when I click a Media Library image file I get a page template from the parent theme. Does ...
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Overriding Plugin Function in Child Theme

I have a plugin and a custom post type class like this. I want to override one its function in my child theme. class Inspiry_Property_Post_Type { /** * Register Property Post Type * @since 1.0.0 ...
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widgets_init actions not fired from functions.php's child theme

I need to add new sidebars for using them accordingly on different pages throughout my shop. I use Woocommerce and my own Storefront child theme. This is a snippet of what is in functions.php file ...
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Unable to change the priority with 'remove_action' and 'add_action' in child theme

I am using an Woo theme. In the parent theme, there is this function: function woothemes_wp_head() { do_action( 'woothemes_wp_head_before' ); if ( function_exists( 'woo_output_alt_stylesheet' ) ) ...
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How to create and populate with few links a menu in child theme functions.php?

The official Twenty Thirteen theme defines just a single menu in the /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/header.php file: <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'primary', ...
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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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Childs PHP files not overwriting Parent's PHP files

I have a php file located at: .../wp-content/themes/kallyas-child/pagebuilder/elements/TH_TeamBox/TH_TeamBox.php I'm trying to use the above file to overwrite the parent's TH_TeamBox.php file which ...
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LESS not working in WordPress [closed]

How to run the CSS preprocessor (LESS) in WordPress? I'm trying to apply LESS in my child theme. I create variable.less and place it in the child theme folder css/less/variable.less and I call this ...
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WordPress Custom Fonts Problem! [closed]

I added custom fonts on my website! Its based on Genesis Framework.More then 15 days web fonts show every where,suddenly fonts missing but i checkout my fonts link and fonts deceleration on CSS its ...
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How to pass a numeric id to a page template?

I am using a Wordpress installation with Wordpress Social Login as a "canvas" for an HTML5-based board game. In the file /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/front-page.php I get the numeric ID of ...
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How to add #navbar to all page links?

I have several Wordpress websites with large images at their tops, using 2013 child theme. How to add #navbar anchor to all page links, so that the browser scrolls down a bit, when a user clicks a ...
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Set a link in child theme style.css to jump to #main [closed]

I have created a 2013 child theme by creating these 2 files - /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/style.css: @import url("../twentythirteen/style.css"); .site-header .home-link { ...
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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 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 overwrite template.php file

I'm using a child theme for my website. I tried to enqueue template.php file wich exists in includes folder but making any change in the template.php file of the child folder didn't affect pages. ...
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Add an option of the theme-options with a child theme

I want to add an option to the theme options of a theme. How can I do this? Replicate the theme_options.php within my child theme directory and include this file? This does not seem to work. How does ...
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How to NOT call Font Awesome or font icons in WordPress

I have a theme that makes use of Font Awesome icons by default. I have replaced all of them with custom .png icons using CSS. However, on web page load, the font-awesome icons takes up a size or ...
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Translate a child theme with pure PHP and gettext

I'm trying to translate a child theme of a parent theme that has all msgstr empty. Therefore, I've created the file de_DE.mo using the "WordPress i18n tools" recommended in the docs together with ...
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Override Class in Child Theme

I'm trying to customize a theme using Child Theme but I can't find a way to override this class, anyone can help me ? I've tried if ( ! class_exists('Extra_Page_Post_Settings_Meta_Box extends') { // ...
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Divi theme including javascript

I have tested the html and the css and the js independently of wordpress and all works fine. So trying to integrate it into wordpress. I have added the html code as a code module. I have created a ...