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[resolved] Child theme customization (7 posts)

  1. eabigelow
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi, Tomas--

    I have stupidly not used a child theme (my first time to WordPress!), but now I am recognizing that it might be a good thing to do. I see that you have included a child theme (which is handy). Thanks!

    If I activate the child theme, can I import all my css changes that I have already made in style.css into the child theme? I also have commented out a number of php items--can I import those changes into the child theme, as well?

    Or will all my modifications be lost if I activate the child theme?

    Many thanks!

  2. eabigelow
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Oops! An finally, will using the child theme change the url of the site?

  3. Tomas Mackevicius
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    URL will stay the same.

    you will have to transfer CSS manually, but from your site it doesn't look like you have changed a lot of code. Just do cross-compare your style.css with original Tiny Forge style.css and you will see what should be transferred.

    Example: if you commented out php lines in footer.php, you can just copy that file to your child theme. If that file is already present in child theme, I would transfer changes manually.

  4. eabigelow
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you, Tomas. I will take a look. Again, thanks!

  5. eabigelow
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi--

    I am experimenting with the child theme, specifically as a tiny-forge-child-custom because I expect to make more changes. I have not actually activated it yet, but one thing I am noticing when previewing it in my WordPress Dashboard is that the menu on top does not appear, and the logo (and perhaps other images--can't access them because menu has not showed yet) also have not appeared.

    Is this the nature of a child, that I will have to reconfigure these things? Or can I port those image links and other configurations into the child theme from the tiny-forge base theme? I have already compared my revised style.css with the original of tiny forge, so I know what changes I have made, but pretty much all of my changes are in css, and I don't expect them to make that much difference in terms of logo and main menu. Or am I mistaken in that?

    Many thanks for any advice!

  6. Tomas Mackevicius
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    You have to select your menu as primary.

    Yes, logo will have to be uploaded again.

  7. eabigelow
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks!

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