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WordPress frameworks and parent themes [closed]

By now there is a considerable amount of WordPress code around that is meant to be re-used by other developers. Unfortunately there is little to none practical and solid information on it and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Issues enqueueing parent & child theme stylesheets with revised Codex method

This post brings up a few questions I've encountered pertaining to the recent changes around stylesheet enqueueing methods brought up in this thread and this thread. The issues I encountered came up ...
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how do I queue my Child stylesheet/s *after* every Parent stylesheet/statement?

I'm using the well-written Oenology theme by Chip Bennett as the Parent to my own Child theme. In my development process, I've discovered that there are some challenges for people writing Child ...
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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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Difference between stylesheet_directory and template_directory

What is the differene between stylesheet_directory and template_directory? Is that representing Child theme and Parent theme?
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2answers
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Do all files in child theme override the parent?

I'm curious if other PHP code files besides functions.php, WP template files and style.css in a child theme actually override the same file in a parent them? I am working with a client that has a ...
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2answers
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Should I ask a theme developer to use locate_template rather than require_once

I was creating a child theme today and needed to overwrite a php file which was included using this code in the themes functions.php file require_once( get_template_directory() . ...
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1answer
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PHP Notices appear when browsing any page in admin, but only for child theme, using code from WP Codex

My php_error.log in my console (locally on OSX) is reporting 3 PHP Notices. The PHP Notices only appear when browsing each admin page in the back-end for a site (running multisite) that uses a child ...
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2answers
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How can I remove css from a child theme?

I am using the theme twentyten as a parent theme for my child theme. I have other stylesheets I want to use and so I'm trying to figure out how to wp_deregister_style for the style.css sheet that is ...
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1answer
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Namespacing WordPress project according to FIG standards

I am trying to wrap my head around the namespaces, autoloaders and FIG standards and most importantly how to achieve their integration to WordPress as close as possible. Here is my file structure, ...
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Theme Customization API and child themes

I've recently developed a parent theme that makes heavy use of the Theme Customization API. Is there an easy way to port these settings when a user activates one of my child themes? Currently, the ...
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Child themes: disabling the parent

I'm creating a parent theme and several child themes. But how can I prevent the parent theme from ever being used?
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1answer
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Localization: Textdomain of Child teme

I am creating a series of WP child themes which are dependent of a parent theme which I will be using as a framework. I need to have these themes (both parent and children) localized. from ...
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Passing variable from child theme to parent theme

I want to pass my google map custom colors from my child theme to my parent theme. So in my Parent Theme's functions.php I have add_filter( 'post_thumbnail_html', "map_thumbnail" ); function ...
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How to change Parent Themes in Child Theme CSS

I am confused as to how I'm supposed to switch parent themes in my child theme css. Right now my website protovest.com is using responsive theme but I want to change it to a theme called tesseract. ...
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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 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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2answers
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Load parent theme files before child theme functions.php

I am creating a theme framework to use in future wordpress themes that I develop. I would like to include dependant files such as classes inside the parent theme before the child theme functions.php ...
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How do I override a sidebar that is registered in a parent theme when using a child theme?

I currently am using a child theme, and its parent theme has registered sidebars already.. My. problem is that i want to change the parent theme's dynamic sidebar From: register_sidebar(array( ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to override this function/class in a child theme?

Is it possible to override this widget function from a parent theme? I saw this blog, but it dealt with a simpler case. http://venutip.com/content/right-way-override-theme-functions parent class ...
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1answer
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Removing a Parent Theme's Menu Items

I have a parent theme that is using this code to create menus: function cornerstone_menus() { register_nav_menus( array( 'header-menu-left' => __( 'Header Menu (left)', ...
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Global Parent theme for all sites

I have 15 different wordpress sites installed on my server. They are independent installations , not multisite. I have developed a parent theme and copied it in all sites. Now whenever I have to make ...
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1answer
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How can I change a function in a parent theme via a child themes functions.php

I have a function in a parent theme: function cyberchimps_logo_icons() { ?> <header id="cc-header" class="row-fluid"> <div class="span7"> <?php if ...
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1answer
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Declaring an instance of class included in parent theme from child theme functions.php

Please note this is all "working" - the question is about the best practice and to try and work out why I need to include the PHP file which contains the class in two places for it to work correctly. ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Grandchild themes and optimal network architecture

I'm trying to create a versatile Wordpress network . In order to speed up development, I imagine I'll need to channel projects to different themes at an early stage. At the core of my network ...
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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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Child Theme with multiple css files

I know this is a frequently asked question but I don't resolve it. I have make a child theme of a theme with multiple css file and I'm trying to copy them but I probably don't enqueues css files ...
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Does theme update also update a child theme zip

Total wordpress beginner here. I purchased a organicfood theme and when I got an updated version for it, among other files I also found organicfood child theme zip in main directory. I know that ...
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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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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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Updating parent themes vs. updating starter theme

Context: I use framework parent themes (e.g. Thematic) mainly because it ensures that my custom themes inherit cutting-edge and standard compliant code. Why I'm not yet using starter themes: I'm ...
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1answer
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How Do I Get My Post Tags to Alphabetize?

I'm using a self-hosted WordPress site with a Child Theme of Twenty Thirteen. After I requested the same question in the above title, the Child Theme's Developer suggested that I come here and attempt ...
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Which is the child theme and which is the parent theme?

In the themes folder for my blog, there are three folders and one file: The file is index.php and the folders are: twentyeleven / wordfruit / twentyten The blog is at http://wordfruit.com/blog ...
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1answer
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What are the best practices for maintaining and deploying several parent themes?

I've been trying to commission a freelancer to make me a custom website and hit a roadblock when I said I wanted a parent theme. The freelancer strongly preferred to make a child theme based on his ...
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1answer
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when I create a page with a /blog permalink the css gets messed up

When I create a page with a default template and parent set to no parent, with the permalinks name being sitename/blog the css on that page gets messed up(including the admin bar is all messed up), if ...
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Free theme and css/bootstrap.css is not overridden in the child theme

Why is wordpress still using the bootstrap.css from the parent theme, whenI have a child theme which (successfuly for other things) inherits the parent theme? I have the bootstrap.css settled in the ...
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1answer
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Removing parent theme CSS without editing parent theme

I am currently developing a child theme that builds on twentyfifteen as a parent theme. However a potential issue has cropped up that is causing a problem. I want to strip the CSS and JS assets from ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Multisite default theme and child applied to network

I have an existing WP Multisite network. I want to simplify the maintenance of the themes. I'd like all subsites to have the same parent and child theme applied across the network.I saw several posts ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Referencing parent theme image from child theme

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I've had some trouble finding the solution via Google. I've set up a parent theme and a child theme. Inside the parent theme I have a directory ...
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Override file in parent theme

Presumably a common question, but I'm having some difficulty as it's my first time editing WordPress themes. I'm trying to create child theme based on Zincious. This is all fine for CSS, but when it ...
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switch_to_blog() for parent theme

all. Just trying out switch_to_blog() as a way to have a child site get some news items from the parent site. Problem is, the parent site--first tables in database--doesn't have a number, i.e., ...