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 *remove* a parent theme page template from a child theme?

I'm using the TwentyTen theme to create a child theme, but I can't seem to get rid of the 'One column, no sidebar' page template that is in the TwentyTen parent theme. I thought just copying it over ...
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How to override parent functions in child themes?

I've been reading around and trying to figure out how to do this, but for some reason I can't seem to override parent functions in my child theme. I'm using TwentyTen as a parent - can anyone tell me ...
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Opinions and recommendations on the best barebones base theme [closed]

Preamble I'm finding myself building more and more WP sites "from scratch" as it were (ie: ignoring any theme designs out there and just creating a design wireframe purely on the needs of the client. ...
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How do themes provide support for child themes?

One of the requests on themeforest is that themes are required to provide child theme support. I know what child themes are, although I haven't worked a lot with them, but I would like to know is ...
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Is it possible to disable a function of a parent theme?

I was wondering whether it is possible to completely disable a function that is called in a parent theme's functions.php and if so, how? (Of course without deleting the function. Rather by adding ...
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Override parent theme function that is not hooked or in the functions.php file

I need to remove a function from the parent theme and replace it within the child theme. The function is called print_meta($meta_box). The function is not pluggable and it located in a random file, ...
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Load template inside a parent template

Inside of my current theme directory, I created a folder called "mobile" which contains a separate set of template files, all optimized for mobile. Now, say I setup a function that detects a mobile ...
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How do I dequeue a parent theme 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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Child Theme vs Duplicate Theme Renamed

Okay, I quite often see people talk about child themes and the reasons for using them instead of modifying the existing theme, but they all seem to center around the idea that if the parent theme is ...
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Developing a childtheme, how to disable the parents templates?

I am developing a simple child theme based on twentyeleven. But i notice twentyeleven has a showcase and sidebar template when you add a new page. How can i disable these templates from functions.php? ...
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Child theme preview missing

I followed the beginner steps for creating a child theme. The child theme was created and it appears as an option on my Themes page. But unlike the other Themes on the page (including its parent), ...
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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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Adding a second email address to a completed order in WooCommerce

Before I ask this question, I know there is a (legitimate) hesitation to answer questions here about Woo products since they have their own support and their users should be encouraged to use that. I ...
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how to call files in child theme?

I created a child theme "my-theme" . In style.css I wrote nothing just the mandatory details I wrote there. /* Theme Name: my-theme Theme URI: http://example.com/ Description: Child theme ...
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Unregister Nav Menu with fallback?

I am trying to create a child theme so theme updates are much easier. I want to remove the parent theme menus and add my own. I know I can modify the header.php file (where these menus exist) and ...
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Under heavy cache conditions, updating the parent theme don't reflect changes with child theme enabled

I use W3 Total Cache, Cloudflare (and CloudFront for media files). I use a Child Theme to customize specifically for my site while maintaining the core theme with the parent theme. Whenever I update ...
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Display custom homepage text based on domain

I am running multisite for 5 sites. I have a theme where it doesn't have a text area at the top of the page but i want to put some introduction text on the homepage. I currently have all 5 sites using ...
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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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Wordpress Multisite: Have the same header and footer of main-blog on all sub-blogs

I'm trying to do the following: I have a Main-Blog and dozens of subblogs. I want all the subblogs to use the same theme (or child-theme, not sure yet) but have the same navigationitems of the ...
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How to remove thumbnail sizes for specific post type on a child theme?

The theme I'm using includes a slideshow that generates an additional 4 image sizes for every image that is uploaded. I don't need to have all those images being generated for every image. Is there ...
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Assign Menus to Theme Locations with theme activation

A site is using "child1" named child theme. When this site switches to other child theme named "child2", their widgets are moving too but theme locations are not moving. How can i auto assign menus to ...
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How could child theme be different than parent theme if I haven't made changes?

I made a child theme defined as so: /* Theme Name: GlenTheme Description: Modified Gallery 2.3 theme Template: gallery */ @import url("../gallery/style.css"); The only file in the child theme is ...
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How to remove a parent theme template from Quick Edit?

I was looking for a way to hide the parent theme's templates and found this answer which works perfectly to remove the parent templates from the pages edit screen - How to *remove* a parent theme page ...
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Proper way to make a tweaked theme into child-theme setting?

I've started to tweak a theme and it's been a long road since I've started, but I came across several sources that claim this is not a good practice. I've read that the proper way to do this ...
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Child Theme - what is the scope of overwriting files?

I noticed that creating twentythirteen-child/archive.php overwrites twentythirteen/archive.php but creating twentythirteen-child/shortcodes/drop-cap/drop-cap.php does not overwrite ...
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add sidebar area to header of child theme

How can I add some extra sidebar locations for widgets in a child theme. The difficulty I'm having is because the parent theme uses some pretty gnarly setup to define the current sidebars. I would ...
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disable jscrollpane in specfic div [closed]

I installed the library jscrollpane , and its working fine but i need to disable it in the #content that is in frontpage template // jQuery.noConflict(); jQuery(document).ready(function($) ...
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Customized widget area - how to override or filter class xoxo?

I need some help with restyling my alternate widget areas. I've created some new widget areas, and placed one into the main content of my index.php. This works just fine, however i want to style it ...