Child themes part two

One of the points that I didn’t mention in my Child Themes blog article was the fact that, if you create a child theme any alterations you make aren’t overwritten if the parent theme is updated by the author or by WordPress. This is a danger if you make any alterations solely to the parent theme.

Child themes

As you gain experience and confidence in using WordPress you may want to try new techniques such as theme design and plugin development. Theme design is probaby the one you will start with. You can learn how to create a theme from the ground up but there is a method that has a lower learning curve and provides you with a safety net along the way – that’s child themes. The way it works is that your parent theme will read the css in your style file and prepare the layout. However if it then detects a child theme it …