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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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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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?

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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How to avoid to lose my theme customization when the theme will be update? [duplicate]

I have the following problem. I have to modify a JQuery function into a file named custom.js into the theme that I am using for my website. I have no problem to implement my customization to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pagination redirects to home page when logged out works perfect when logged in

I am trying to getting going with my customization of my personal wordpress blog, but i hit this problem. I have merged custom post types and list them on my home page with paging option. $paged = ...
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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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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 ...
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get_stylesheet_directory() vs get_template_directory() for child theme

Let's say I've the following file in my parent theme folder: 'theme-folder/inc/custom.php' Then I created a child theme. How can I check if that file exists in the child theme, then fetch it, ...
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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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Child Theme functions.php has no effect

I'm trying to make a child theme of Woothemes Appply theme. The Child functions.php file is having no affect though. I started by adding in the code to enqueue a style sheet, which didn't work. Then ...
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Do not show one specific widget on one specific page

Using a child theme of genesis and am unsure of how to remove a contact us widget in sidebar from the contact us page. Is there an easy way to do so? It's part of the theme which has it on the side ...
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Hide a div that is part of all pages on one specific page

How can I hide a div (which contains an image) for a specific WordPress page? I believe my page id is 46: Here is the div I am trying to change: <div id="static-footer-image" ...
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jquery script not enqueued in child theme

I need a little bit of insight here with the following problem? I've created a child theme called 'test_child' which I am trying to extend in the following way: This is the test_child/functions.php ...
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Link featured image to post

I have a Wordpress child-themed site at http://mrme.me/utahcountyhiking, and I'm trying to get it so that when you click on the featured image it goes to the associated post. Right now it goes to the ...
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Get Parent Theme Author Name

I want to to get the Author name of the Parent theme. I can get the theme name using wp_get_theme() to get the theme object of the current (child) theme. From this I can get the parent theme name. ...
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How to allow users to switch to the child theme from front end without plugin?

I have two themes. mytheme mytheme-child By default my site loads with mytheme And I have a link by the header: <a href=" [here I have to give a code line that switches the default theme to ...
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Attributing a version number to a child theme's main stylesheet

In header.php, I like to attribute a version number to the stylesheet so that the browser gets forced to refresh it. But when working with a child theme, its stylesheet is not explicitely called, ...
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Unregister sidebar from Child-Theme

I like to use a child-theme. The parent functions.php function starkers_widgets_init() { // Area 1, located at the top of the sidebar. register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Primary Widget ...
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Create a child theme from multiple themes

Is possible to create a child theme using various parents themes as template, instead of only a single parent? Example: The child theme will be called 'Light', and his parents will be the theme ...
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How to properly dequeue scripts and styles in child theme?

I made a parent theme and a child theme in one of my project. I enqueued CSS and JavaScripts in my parent theme like below: function project_necessary_scripts() { //Stylesheets ...
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Update add_image_size

This has been asked before, but the answer is from three years ago and is not working for me, so I'm wondering if something fundamental has changed since then, or if I'm fundamentally misunderstanding ...
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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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Removing non native customizer settings from a child theme

For removing settings, controls and sections of the customizer, we can just simply use the remove methods like this: function remove_custom($wp_customize) { $wp_customize->remove_setting('id'); ...
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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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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 ...