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Child theming is a safe way to modify a theme. A child theme inherits a "parent themes" styles and then can selectively override. This alternative to "destructive" editing allows for safe updating of the parent theme and provides an easy way to undo theme changes.

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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 customize the_archive_title()?

In my child theme's archive.php, I have the following code for displaying the title of my archive pages: <?php the_archive_title( '<h1 class="page-title">', '</h1>' ); ?...
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Why does my child theme CSS get called twice?

I created a child theme according the WP docs and added the requisite function <?php add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_child_theme_styles', PHP_INT_MAX); function ...
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How do themes provide support for child themes?

One of the requests on themeforest is that themes are required to provide child theme support. I know what child themes are, although I haven't worked a lot with them, but I would like to know is ...
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Are custom inner theme folders in any way overridable by child themes?

Basically, I'm trying to override some files of the Uncode theme. But this is not a theme-specific question: it can be applied to any theme. The Uncode theme has a custom dir 'partials' (/uncode/...
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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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override parent theme configuration in child functions.php

Hope someone can help, am looking for some suggestions on how to override/replace some functions that are loading in a parent theme and move them into the child theme so we can make alterations to the ...
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Opinions and recommendations on the best barebones base theme [closed]

Preamble I'm finding myself building more and more WP sites "from scratch" as it were (ie: ignoring any theme designs out there and just creating a design wireframe purely on the needs of the client. ...
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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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How do I dequeue a parent theme's CSS file?

My parent theme (Starkers) adds a CSS file that I'm trying to remove (I want to use @import instead so I can override styles more easily). Starkers has the following in its functions.php: add_action( ...
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Adding a second email address to a completed order in WooCommerce [closed]

Before I ask this question, I know there is a (legitimate) hesitation to answer questions here about Woo products since they have their own support and their users should be encouraged to use that. I ...
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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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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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How do I cleanly override a plugin's CSS with a child theme?

I have taken it upon myself to adhere to WordPress conventions so I can have a clean, sexy child theme. However, I am unsure how to proceed on a certain issue. I would like to override the CSS for ...
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Is it possible to make grandchild themes?

If I use one of the popular frameworks such as Genesis, is it possible to create grandchild themes? As an example, I want to use Genesis as the backbone of all my sites. Genesis is called a framework ...
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Is it possible to override the result of get_template_part()?

I'm working on a child theme, I strongly prefer not to override the main template files in order to maintain simplicity of the child theme as well as minimize the amount of code and maintenance over ...
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Child theme does not overwrite parent themes style.css

I just created a child theme but every change I make in the style.css does not overwrite the parent style.css - other files work. I just did it like that: Making new Childtheme Folder in the Theme ...
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jquery script not enqueued in child theme

I need a little bit of insight here with the following problem? I've created a child theme called 'test_child' which I am trying to extend in the following way: This is the test_child/functions.php ...
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Is it possible to disable a function of a parent theme?

I was wondering whether it is possible to completely disable a function that is called in a parent theme's functions.php and if so, how? (Of course without deleting the function. Rather by adding ...
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How to properly dequeue scripts and styles in child theme?

I made a parent theme and a child theme in one of my project. I enqueued CSS and JavaScripts in my parent theme like below: function project_necessary_scripts() { //Stylesheets ...
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remove_action on after_setup_theme not working from child theme

I am trying to remove a theme action for an elegant-themes theme using a child theme.. This works when I remove action after add_action code anywhere in the parent theme functions.php. However, it ...
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How to override function in child theme

I have created a child theme. In the parent theme there is a file functions_custom.php, which has some functions definitions. The file included in functions.php in the parent theme. Now I want to ...
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Adding Action Hooks In Parent Theme For Easier Child Theme Customization

I was wondering why isn't anyone (haven't be able to find one with it) adding custom hooks an the beginning and at the end of the theme's function.php for theme development. The reason I'm asking ...
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Developing a childtheme, how to disable the parents templates?

I am developing a simple child theme based on twentyeleven. But i notice twentyeleven has a showcase and sidebar template when you add a new page. How can i disable these templates from functions.php? ...
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Attributing a version number to a child theme's main stylesheet

In header.php, I like to attribute a version number to the stylesheet so that the browser gets forced to refresh it. But when working with a child theme, its stylesheet is not explicitely called, ...
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Child theme preview missing

I followed the beginner steps for creating a child theme. The child theme was created and it appears as an option on my Themes page. But unlike the other Themes on the page (including its parent), ...
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How to pass a numeric id to a page template?

I am using a Wordpress installation with Wordpress Social Login as a "canvas" for an HTML5-based board game. In the file /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/front-page.php I get the numeric ID of ...
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Function in Child Theme not overriding Parent Theme function [duplicate]

I have read up on this and tried it myself, but I cannot seem to figure out how to override a parent theme function using my child theme. I need to know what I am doing wrong (and I am sure there are ...
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How to override JavaScript files in child theme?

I'm loading some JavaScript files in the parent theme. The path in the parent theme is: scripts > custom.js In the child theme, I'm creating the same path (scripts > custom.js) and changing ...
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How do I make my child theme re-apply the settings that were customised when its parent was active?

Scenario Pick 2015 theme. Customize various settings, such as background picture, header picture, site name and tagline. But don't touch the contents of any of the theme's files. Use Codex' Child ...
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WordPress Multisite Multiple child theme

I have a mulisite setup and I am using one theme for multiple sites in it and each site have a custom layout and design. So for that I need to create a child-theme. But I don't know how to create ...
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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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Hard Code Pages into a Theme for a Network (multisite) Installation

I'm creating a multisite network and I am looking for a way to have it so new blogs that are created have a couple of standard pages set up automatically. The purpose of these pages will be to ...
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Copyright info change in Theme Child PHP

Below is the file where the information is pulled from. I have tried adding the /inc folder to the child theme and adding the template-tags.php with the changed but this does not make any affect. /...
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Activating Child Theme Breaks Website, Blank Page, Error 500

UPDATE: Solved! (02/06/17) Thanks to everyone who helped give insight into this issue! What Caused the Problem? The root of the problem turned out to be that I copied the whole parent theme folder ...
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Display custom homepage text based on domain

I am running multisite for 5 sites. I have a theme where it doesn't have a text area at the top of the page but i want to put some introduction text on the homepage. I currently have all 5 sites using ...
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how to call files in child theme?

I created a child theme "my-theme" . In style.css I wrote nothing just the mandatory details I wrote there. /* Theme Name: my-theme Theme URI: http://example.com/ Description: Child theme ...
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How can I make new .css file in child theme override styles in child theme's style.css

I want to make a separate responsive.css file in my child theme but having trouble making the media queries override the styles in the child theme's default style.css. I've tried putting <link rel=...
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Change parent theme file function in child themes functions.php

im trying to understand how Action Hooks and Filters work and have this example i want to edit This function is in a parent theme framework php file: public function formatArticleCat01( $...
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Adding extra SVGs to TwentyNineteen child theme using class TwentyNineteen_SVG_Icons

I’m trying to change the svg of the ellipses for the mobile menu. It’s called in this file: template-functions.php so I did a hook on my child theme functions.php to replace it, like so: function ...
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Unregister Nav Menu with fallback?

I am trying to create a child theme so theme updates are much easier. I want to remove the parent theme menus and add my own. I know I can modify the header.php file (where these menus exist) and ...
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Under heavy cache conditions, updating the parent theme don't reflect changes with child theme enabled

I use W3 Total Cache, Cloudflare (and CloudFront for media files). I use a Child Theme to customize specifically for my site while maintaining the core theme with the parent theme. Whenever I update ...
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Enqueue more than two CSS styles in a child theme functions.php

I've just started to use WordPress and learned about the child-theme feature. So it's my first time doing this and I ran into some problems. When I try to preview the child-theme, the formatting of ...
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get_parent_theme_file_path vs. get_template_directory

I've been reading about the new functions for referencing theme location added in v4.7. I read through the trac ticket. I understand why they created these functions and the benefit of ...
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How to override function in functions.php of parent theme?

I have created child of theme twentyten. I tried to override function written below /** * Returns a "Continue Reading" link for excerpts * * @since Twenty Ten 1.0 * @return string "Continue ...
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How could child theme be different than parent theme if I haven't made changes?

I made a child theme defined as so: /* Theme Name: GlenTheme Description: Modified Gallery 2.3 theme Template: gallery */ @import url("../gallery/style.css"); The only file in the child theme is ...
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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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Assign Menus to Theme Locations with theme activation

A site is using "child1" named child theme. When this site switches to other child theme named "child2", their widgets are moving too but theme locations are not moving. How can i auto assign menus to ...
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Overriding Plugin Template Files with Child Theme

So hopefully a simple question. I have a child theme installed and have been able to successfully override changes to a .php file that is held in my theme files by uploading it to my child theme. If ...