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How To Create A WordPress Child Theme
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How To Create A WordPress Child Theme

Sometimes you may want to modify a WordPress theme beyond what the customizer allows. In these instances, you may have to modify the code of your WordPress theme. It’s best practice to create a child theme prior to modifying any of your theme’s code so as to prevent your changes from being lost when updates are performed.

  1. First, you’ll want to modify the files through your host’s file manager or by connecting our hosting provider with FTP.
  2. Next, you’ll navigate to the wp-content/themes folder for your WordPress website.
  3. Then, you’ll want to create your child theme folder. A popular naming scheme for child themes is ParentTheme-child, where “ParentTheme” is the name of your theme.
  4. Once that folder is created, go into it and create a style.css file.
  5. Inside of style.css you will add a stylesheet header containing metadata about your theme. Below is an example using the Twenty Nineteen theme as a parent.
    Theme Name: Twenty Nineteen Child
    Theme URI: http://www.example.com/twenty-nineteen-child/
    Description: Twenty Nineteen Child Theme
    Author: Your Name
    Author URI: Insert your website
    Template: twentynineteen
    Version: 1.0.0
    License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
    License URI: http://www.gnu.org/license/gpl-2.0.html
    Tags: Insert any tags you want to be associated with your theme
    Text Domain: twenty-nineteen-child
  6. Be sure you change the information in the example to be relative to your theme, and then save your style.css file.
  7. Next, you’ll also create a functions.php file. This will contain the PHP functions for your child theme.
  8. After creating your functions.php file you’ll place functions inside that add functions from your parent theme.
    • First, open the functions.php file
    • Then, add a function that will add your parent theme’s styles and scripts as seen below.
      add_action (‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘my_theme_enqueue_styles’);
      function my_theme_enqueue_styles() {
      wp_enqueue_style (‘parent-style’, get_template_directory_uri() .’/style.css’);

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