To create a child theme in Wealthy Affiliate, go here...

This tutorial is to create a child theme using cPanel - (i.e. not hosted at WA).

If you want to make major changes to your Wordpress site, which requires editing php files, you should use a child theme. It's not difficult to setup, and is well worth the effort.

Being able to have complete control over the design of your theme's styling and functionality is beneficial in the long term.

So, don't be tempted to adjust the style.css or any other .php files in the parent theme, as your changes will be lost whenever the theme is updated.

Don't be frightened over html and css, they are both easy to learn, and of course there's loads of help here at WA as well as elsewhere to learn the basics to get you started. The more you do, the better you'll become!

Let's go and create our child theme...

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Trialynn Premium
This is wonerful Rob! It is bookmarked!
malric Premium
thank you rob i havent been game to try,hoeever, now you have explained the child theme gives control great.As PINK FLOYD said"Set the sights for the heart of the sun"
acoolmil Premium
Very impressive Rob, I will be coming back to this later.
Yogie Premium
where is cpanel file manger?
rob3 Premium
Hi Yogie,

cPanel is something not connected with WordPress. You should have been given login details to it by your web host. Check to see what control panel they offer. If you still have your sign-up documentation, check that to see where to find your control panel. Otherwise, ask your host.

If cPanel is available to you you should be able to access it via your domain name + "/cpanel" (no quotes). Fill in your admin name and password (included with your documentation) and hit enter. That will take you to your cPanel, where you can get access to loads of stuff.

I hope this makes it clear. I will add this into the tutorial, thanks for asking!
Yogie Premium
Thank you for your details explanation I really appreciated.
Karyskis Premium
Wow! Great training.