I have little experience with creating a Child Theme. Just want to make some changes to css on the website.

When I use the inspect mode to see which CSS was being used, I saw it was still linking to the parent css. Do I have the right code for my functions.php?


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The get_template_directory_uri() function returns the URL to the root theme.

If a child theme is used and you want to return the URL to the current child theme, use get_stylesheet_directory_uri() instead.


  • Thank you for your comment. I have replaced 'get_template_directory_uri()' with 'get_stylesheet_directory_uri()' but that didn't work. Nov 9, 2017 at 15:59
  • Sorry. the source code through the link I didn't understand. Do I have to place it somewhere as well? Nov 9, 2017 at 16:05
  • Hi you need to simply change get_template_directory_uri to get_stylesheet_directory_uri in your code.
    – LumberHack
    Nov 10, 2017 at 10:56

There is something to be added in the top of style.css (child) file. Have you written it ? If yes then ignore it. if not you will have to add these following lines.

 Theme Name:   Theme Child   
 Description:  about_your_child_theme
 Author:       your_name
 Template:     name_of_your_parent_theme
 Version:      1.0.0

The first and 4th one are so important (Theme name and Template). Make sure your Template name and parent theme are same

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