Wordpress Tip Of The Day - Child Themes

Last Update: November 13, 2014

Hi All

Today's WordPress tip is using themes with child themes

Some themes come with child and framework files, the theme you can see is a studio press paid theme, which comes with a frame work and child theme

To explain what these themes are, the best way I can describe it is like a car, the framework is the engine and the child theme is the spray paint, these themes are used in order to add additional functionality to the theme, they also have the benefit of saving your work when you change the theme the framework saves all the work so if you break or mess up the child part of the theme, the framework is in the background to keep all the work you have created

How to upload and activate the framework and child theme

Step 1

upload the framework file and do not click activate

Step 2

Upload the child theme, then click activate

The framework file is the right hand part and the child theme is the left one

That's all there is to it, so now if you need to upload a theme with a framework and child part you now know how to do it

Barry

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kholmes Premium
I really would like to ask a couple questions, but since I am not using a child theme...I will pass on it...so as to not give me more things to think about...Lol..Thanks for sharing Barry. :))
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Christabelle Premium
I still have more to learn on this, lol!
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tmmom Premium
Thank you, Barry!
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Terry661 Premium
And then do we do the reverse to go back to the main Theme?
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byderman Premium
Terry661. Good question. So if we make changes to the child theme and then we want to go back to the framework theme, are the changes we made to the chile theme reflected in the framework theme? Or Do we just go to appearances>themes and select the framework theme and we basically start from scratch again?
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bazboy247 Premium
You really don't need to touch the framework theme
You can use the framework theme as a theme by it self but its not recommended
If you have both themes installed then you want to use a different theme then just activate a new theme
Its best to build a site using both the framework and the child theme

Barry
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davyrobot Premium
It's fantastic to see - someone who gives - such great value!

Thank you Barry! :)
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bazboy247 Premium
Thank you for your feedback

Barry
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davyrobot Premium
You are very Welcome! :)
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