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Can I Create a Child theme via the Dashboard? (2 posts)

  1. Guillermo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello everyone,

    I want to hide some elements appearing in posts of a Twenty Eleven based site : "posted in ... date" and "categories names". It seems that I have to create a Child Theme, and for that, I have to create a directory in the ftp where is installed wordpress (like in this useful video). Unfortunately, I don't have access to the ftp codes, I'm just workong into the wp dashboard. There is an optional method to create a Child Theme directly into the Dashboard/Appearance/Editor?

    If not, someone knows a theme offering templates where I can have that posts elements hidden by default?

    Regards,

  2. peredur
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think there are some plugins, but using a plugin seems a bit excessive to me.

    The obvious question is, "Who does have FTP access to the site?"

    If you know who that person is, it shouldn't be too hard to get him/her to create a directory and upload a style sheet you've prepared in advance.

    It might also be sensible to create an empty functions.php file as well.

    Of course this is true so long as you only need to modify the style sheet (and functions.php if you create one). If you want to modify one or more template files you need to copy the parent versions into the child's directory in order to make the mods.

    So, I guess the answer to your question is, "It depends".

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.

    Cheers

    PAE

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