WordPress child themes are really simple to make, but I’ve noticed most tutorials are more complicated than they need to be.

All you need are two files in a folder: style.css + functions.php

  1. Create a Style.css file

    template name

    Copy this code and add it to your style.css file:

    Replace Template: twentyseventeen with the name of your parent theme (it will be the folder name):

  2. Create a functions.php file

    child theme

    Copy this code and add it to your functions.php file:

    If you notice the formatting / CSS isn’t working, check the path to your Parents CSS '/style.css'

    You can include a theme image by adding an image with the name “screenshot.png” in the root folder.

If you are lazy like me, here are the downloadable files.

Lastly, don’t forget to activate your new child theme.