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How To Create Customize WordPress Child Theme

How To Create And Customize A WordPress Child Theme


Most of the people would like to customize their theme to make some minor changes or to add some functionality to the theme. To start ahead and dive deep into customization we recommend to read this article and get some knowledge about child theme.

What is child theme?

Basically child theme is just a small theme file which needs just two files (style.css and functions.php) to run and imports styles and functions from another (Parent ) theme.

Why Child Theme?

If you would like to make modification to the current theme then creating child theme is best way to start. If you create child theme this will not damage your main theme and if something wrong goes you can always rollback and also if latter there is update available of the theme you can update your theme without any doubt.

Lets Start Creating Child Theme

  • Create a folder and name it something like ‘twentyfifteen-child’
  • inside the folder create a file named ‘style.css‘ and paste following codes

/*
Theme Name: Twenty Fifteen Child
Description: Twenty Fifteen Child Theme
Template: twentyfifteen
Version: 1.0.0
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Text Domain: twenty-fifteen-child
*/

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