I'm using a Template called D5 Design. They have an update, and I've made changes to a few of the PHP files in the Theme files. (changes to text on certain pages mostly) When I do the update, I realize now that I'm going to lose those changes.
My question is - when I create a child-theme, if I want to have those changes from the certain PHP files not get lost, how, where, in what way to put those changes in the child-theme?
Do I copy the folder into the child theme? do I copy just the code from the folder?
I'm completely at a basic mode on this and I just really need someone to explain it. Every post I've read so far, makes the assumption that one already knows how the Child-Theme works (even the Codex on Child-Themes.) I'm hoping something can help make this clear to me.
For example I changed a portion of the comments.php file so that the text for comments is no longer generic.
the code looks like this:
$defaults = array('fields' => apply_filters('comment_form_default_fields', $fields),
'title_reply' => __( '(You must register before you can post anything. Please read our Terms Of Service [bottom of the page]. <p> We hold true to them.) <p> <p>State Your Intention for Your Meditation <p> Then Come Back and Share Your Experience' )
If I want to have this change be part of the child-theme so it doesn't get lost, do I:
- Copy the comments.php folder to the child-theme?
- paste the above code into the child -theme?
- paste all of the code in the comment.php folder in the child-theme?
- so far off base, here's what you need to do...