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Customisation using WP Dashboard tools on Parent and creating a Child theme? (5 posts)

  1. s gemmell
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I'd like to customise the Virtue theme and realise that to do this to ensure it remains up to date with the current Virtue theme, I need to create a Child theme and customise it.
    What I'm not clear on however is - can I make changes to the Theme via 'Theme Options' and 'Customisation' in the Word Press Dashboard too, or do I need to start with the complete uncustomised Virtue theme and make all my changes in the Child theme?
    Hope this makes sense and apologies if it's a stupid question - its my first time using Word Press!

  2. Kadence Themes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    All changes in the theme options are stored in the database so if you make changes there then update you won't lose your settings.

    Kadence Themes

  3. s gemmell
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Thanks for that. What about if I want to change it further though by saving it as a Child theme (to ensure it remains up to date with the current Virtue theme) and then manually making further changes? Is it a two step process, i.e. should I make the changes to the Theme via the 'Theme Options' and 'Customisation' in WP first, then save the Parent theme as a Child theme before I amend the Child theme .css file further?

  4. Kadence Themes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Do you understand how a child theme works? You don't want to copy over the parent theme but only change what template files you have to, then add whatever css overrides to the css file.

    If you create a child theme all the theme options will show from the parent theme.

    Kadence Themes

  5. s gemmell
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I haven't used a Child Theme yet - again this will be the first time! What you say makes sense - thank you. I'll have a go!

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