I have my front end site, and a members area located on different sub-domains.

I created my own 'base' theme, and also created a child theme which is now running the front end of the site. Everything is fine here.

I would now like to now create a second child theme, and connect it to the same base theme.

However, the second child theme is on another sub-domain, so I can't simply use approach of:

Template: BaseTheme

How can I point the second child theme back to the original base theme?

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    a bit confusing, are the subdomains part of the same install or not? – majick Feb 21 '18 at 11:50
  • no they are not. Separate wordpress installs. I just want to extend a child theme into a second install. – Dale Woods Feb 21 '18 at 12:34
  • I don't see a problem then using the approach you described? As the parent (base) theme is in the same install directory it should be found fine. – majick Feb 21 '18 at 13:57

If your sites are on the same server and you have SSH access to that server you can set a symlink of the master theme folder in the themes folder of your other sites.

I've done it myself with a network of 4 sites that all share the same theme code.

Hope that helps.

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