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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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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 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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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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get_template_directory_uri pointing to parent theme not child theme

The problem I am having is that the get_template_directory_uri is pointing to the parent theme like site/wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/myGallery/gallery_functions_include.php but I want it to ...
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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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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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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 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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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 add code to Header.php in a child theme?

I'm creating a child theme for the first time and I had a few questions regarding code added to header. In a non child theme there is certain code I add to my header.php file such as google ...
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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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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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WooCommerce: change display order of product short description and price [closed]

re: https://modestmix.com/shop/benefit-teas/go-the-fuck-to-sleep/ I'd like to move the price "$4.99–$24.99" below the product short description "Seriously. Drink a cup of this..." Any ideas how to ...
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How to move the sidebar in TwentyFifteen to the right?

Is it possible to move the sidebar in the TwentyFifteen theme to the right using a child theme and CSS only, or does it require changes to the theme itself? The main issue I'm running into is that I ...
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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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how can I add an icon/image for a child theme?

I have set up a child theme of the twentyten theme. In the themes section that under the appearance, I can only see the child theme's title, author name, and a grey box above it. How can I add an ...
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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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how do I queue my Child stylesheet/s *after* every Parent stylesheet/statement?

I'm using the well-written Oenology theme by Chip Bennett as the Parent to my own Child theme. In my development process, I've discovered that there are some challenges for people writing Child ...
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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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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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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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Preserving theme settings in child theme

My client uses Karma theme with many settings in theme options. I need to keep my CSS and PHP additions in a child theme so that theme updates don't wipe it out. However when I select my child theme ...
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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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Starter Theme vs Parent Theme? Pros and cons

I'm building a theme to be used as an example for other websites for the company I'm working. In another project we used the Hybrid Parent Theme and was really easy to build, but REALLY hard to ...
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WooCommerce shop page to use my custom template [closed]

Before asking the question I want to tell you that I have already asked the question in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15025213/wordpress-woocommerce-template-file-overiding I am using the ...
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Cannot get Child Theme to load latest version of style.css

I'm using a Child theme set up correctly. But I just cannot get changes in the Child theme style.css to be reflected in the site. Tried emptying the browser cache a million times and it doesn't work! ...
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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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Include files in child theme functions file

Typically in my theme function file I'll require other files to keep things neat. require_once("foo.php"); Now working in a child theme I'd like to do that same. I'm adding custom admin options and ...
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Remove parent theme action in child

I'm creating a child theme from Storefront. Now I want to remove these action in child theme add_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop','storefront_sorting_wrapper',9 ); by this function: ...
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Child themes CSS priority problems without using !important

I changed my WordPress site to use child themes, but the parent theme style has priority over any change I make on the child theme CSS. I can work around it using !important, however this is a patchy ...
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How to cache bust a child theme style.css

There may be several aspects to my question but I feel in essence it's easy: how do you make sure changes to a child theme style.css are properly propagated across caches? I read in a few places that ...
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Child theme - Overriding 'require_once' in functions.php

I am attempting to modify a wordpress theme with a child theme. My parent theme has the following function in its functions.php: require_once(get_template_directory() . "/includes/theme-styles.php"); ...
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Is a text-domain necessary for a child theme

Sorry for the noob question. Is a text-domain necessary for a child theme? I am building a simple child theme with no text-domain declared. So, when I use strings which are to be translated, should I ...
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@package & @subpackage: how to use with child themes

My problem is with @package and @subpackage. I went to the suggested link (What are the package and subpackage comment for?). There I did not find anything I could apply to my problem but instead ...
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Override get_template_directory() in child theme?

Is it possible to replace a get_template_directory() in my child's functions.php file? I want to make changes to the file: /** * Load Custom Post types file. */ require get_template_directory() . '/...
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How to set thumbnail image for a (child) theme

I've created a basic child image for twentytwelve, and it works as expected. The only issue is that it does not have a thumbnail image in the themes page: How do I set a thumbnail image for my child ...
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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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Do Child-Themes automatically load the Translation from the Parent-Theme?

Is it enough to just create a child-theme - let's say technically without adding anything else but the bare minimum style.css - to have the translation of the parent-theme being used automatically for ...
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Hiding Parent Theme

I am using the child theme and have renamed it to the new theme name. However, the parent theme is still viewable in the admin area with the original theme name. How do I hide the parent theme? Thanks....
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Child Theme vs Duplicate Theme Renamed

Okay, I quite often see people talk about child themes and the reasons for using them instead of modifying the existing theme, but they all seem to center around the idea that if the parent theme is ...
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Why is the Child Theme Stylesheet Not Loading?

I'm using the HashOne theme and created a child theme in order to make various color changes to our website. However, the changes I've made to the child theme stylesheet are only taking place in the ...
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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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How to modify single.php in a child theme?

My WordPress site uses a child-theme (of the default twenty-sixteen) and now I would like to insert a new line into the single.php file. I know that it's better to use the functions.php file of the ...
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get_stylesheet_directory() vs get_template_directory() for child theme

Let's say I've the following file in my parent theme folder: 'theme-folder/inc/custom.php' Then I created a child theme. How can I check if that file exists in the child theme, then fetch it, ...
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How to override a function when isn't at functions.php

I am trying to override a function for a theme in the child-theme but I can't get it to work. At functions.php on the theme I can see this require_once line: require_once("inc/alterna-functions.php");...
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Theme Customization API and child themes

I've recently developed a parent theme that makes heavy use of the Theme Customization API. Is there an easy way to port these settings when a user activates one of my child themes? Currently, the ...
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Child theme functions.php do I use php open and close tags?

I setup a child theme which works fine. It's importing the main style.css and has custom css styles along with custom header.php and footer.php files When using functions.php in a child theme it's ...
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Difference between stylesheet_directory and template_directory

What is the differene between stylesheet_directory and template_directory? Is that representing Child theme and Parent theme?
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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. ...