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Edited Theme without a Child Theme... (9 posts)

  1. als24
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    So apparently I've done a big no-no in WordPress. I've been editing my theme's css (Thematic) without a child theme. How do I fix this/add a child theme with my changes/not die?

    Website is http://www.callmesassafras.com

    Thank you!

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Spam zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Is it just one file you've been editing?

  3. als24
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I'm not sure what you mean by file. I added an image mapped header, made a bunch of font tweaks, changed widths, added a sidebar to single post/page view, etc.

  4. Andrew Nevins
    Spam zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Which files have you edited?

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    So you have actually been making changes all over the place, yes?

  6. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Wordfence Security should be able to do a scan and show you which theme files have been changed where, and that should help show you how to proceed in converting your work to a Child Theme...
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=Wordfence+Security

  7. als24
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    @esmi Basically yes, and now I'm feeling like I'm in a bit of a bind. And I'm a total amateur at this.

    @leejosepho Thank you, I'll look into that.

  8. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    The other option is to turn your current, edited, theme into a new standalone theme. But the downside here is that you would longer upgrade when Thematic upgrades.

  9. Thimothe
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    If you can recall which files you edited (or look at the modification date from a FTP software or file managing app provided by your host company), you'll be able to download a copy of them, reinstall the theme and then make a file comparison to find what you changed. The use this to create a child theme.

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