I am volunteering as webmaster, and I don't have access to the parent theme. All of the updates and changes have been made through the child theme. I am unable to locate the parent theme.

I understand the concept of the child theme, the issue is I cannot verify any of the changes on the Parent theme.

As you can see, the child and parent theme are 'enabled'.

What can you tell me?

Thanks,

Rudy.

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1Rudy1 Premium
Thanks, this will help with a different website. I was concerned that my child theme doesn't not look at all like the parent theme.

Rudy
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Welcome no problem. I hope the Training Video Tutorial helped you out in Creating a Child Theme and not do any difficult coding to have one made.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Thanks...appreciate your assistance!
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Welcome Rudy!
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Lex666 Premium
Great question! I wish I knew the answer
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Rudy ...

Kaju had written an 'easy-peasy' post and here it is for you:

perhaps it may be helpful for you ... all the best .... :)
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm not sure what you're asking about, Rudy. The parent theme is Primer and the child theme is Escapade.

Changes made to the parent theme affect the child theme but changes to the child theme do not alter the parent theme. But the changes to the child theme affect the look and feel of the website.

Everything you need to do you can do through the child theme, you don't need to mess with the parent theme.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Thanks Marion,
I am only working in the child theme,

There is a huge difference between the two.

The child theme used is 'Escapade'
The parent is Primer.

The WP theme is hosted (and authored) by GoDaddy.
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Long ago my first website was thru the child theme, but I didn't know anything yet, lol. Had a friend outsource a developer for me. He stayed with me for a few years until he got too busy to be bothered...That's when I decided to learn how to do wordpress myself, and help others.

Of course, there are times when I need the help, too. This is one of those times...
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ChrystopherJ Premium
What is it that you are trying to do?

This is a website within an MU installation of WordPress, which means that this is one of many sub sites within a single installation of WordPress

Child Themes operate the same as Parent Themes, as far as setting Menus, Sidebar Widgets and Customisations.

If you need to add meta tags, you can and need to do this via a plugin.
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1Rudy1 Premium
I just finished deactivating and then reacitvating (each individually, mind you...lol) looking for the culprit that interferred with my elementor, kept it from loading. So my mind is a bit full.

That said, what I just read in your reply did not make any sense to me...grin. MU installation is tech-speak to me, grin...I don't know what the MU stands for.

The site is a network site, with two sites, one is amembers only side of the main website. As network admin, I can simpify my actions and do everything there, which made my las couple of hours much easier.

My question, after researching on the 'should you use a child theme' foray, was about finding out if I should be able to view the parent theme, or are they identical in form, with the exception of any modifications. These two themes are quite different from each other, so I wanted to find out more info as to why these two themes would be so different from one another.

Rudy
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ChrystopherJ Premium
No worries, and MU is the name that WordPress gives to a Network version of WordPress (we can’t host those versions at WA).

Looking at your screenshot, Primer, the Parent Theme, is just that, a primer and a base level theme. They then have multiple Child Themes with pre-added design elements to expand on the parent theme. That will be why they look different. Although it is a child theme, it’s not a true child theme that would prevent updates from affecting any customisations to code, as they control the theme, not you. Therefore, please ignore that this is a Parent/Child Theme setup and treat it only as a normal theme. Then you can’t go wrong :-)
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1Rudy1 Premium
Whew! Thanks for clarifying...that helps a lot. Appreciate you taking time to come back on this...

Rudy
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