Was wondering if we could store and serve a child theme (style & functions pages) on a remote server or website instead of a folder within the main theme & hosting? Or do you always have to upload and add a child theme through the main wordpress theme dashboard?

  • Your main server will need to run the PHP files so it ought to have them locally if possible. You could e.g. read them from a shared NFS folder though, but I'd avoid it if possible. Styles and other static files could be served by another server, yes.
    – Rup
    Commented Apr 5, 2023 at 11:13
  • What exactly do you want to do here? Keep the child theme up-to-date from outside WordPress somehow, perhaps for multiple servers at once?
    – Rup
    Commented Apr 5, 2023 at 11:14
  • Thanks Rup - yes, the ability to edit and update a theme without having to go through the wordpress dashboard etc. Thanks Commented Apr 6, 2023 at 13:02


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