WP Child Themes

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

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

Style.css

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

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folders

function.php

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.

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When you are all done, it should look like this

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

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screenshot.png

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

Isaac Adams-Hands

Full Stack Developer, Digital Marketer, and InfoSec enthusiast. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Sydney and his Business Diploma from Georgian College before joining various marketing positions in search portals, e-commerce, higher education, and addiction recovery services.

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