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[resolved] creating a child theme using another theme (5 posts)

  1. ke vinritt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This may be a foolish question but can (should) you create a child theme of twentyten using another theme - such as one from Theme Forest or Mojo? Or should I make a child theme from the original theme template itself?
    The reason I ask is as I change themes around obviously I don't want to lose changes when updates are available.

  2. ke vinritt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks songdogtech. I think that answers part of my question but can you take ANY theme and attach it to the twentyten theme as a child? Is that advisable or foolish?

  3. Digital Raindrops
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can use any theme, you would not reference twenty ten if the parent was another theme.

    Twenty Ten Parent

    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Ten Child
    Template: twentyten
    Version: V1.1.1
    */

    Lets say we had a theme called "Lightning"

    Lightning Theme Parent

    /*
    Theme Name: Lightning Theme Child
    Template: lightning
    Version: V1.1.1
    */

    So the Template entry lets WordPress know what the parent theme is, no reference to twenty ten needed only if twenty ten is the parent.

    HTH

    David

  4. ke vinritt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Got it - thanks

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