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How To create child theme (16 posts)

  1. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    I have read through the instruction of how to create child theme, but I still don't understand how to start. As I have uploaded the theme, but I don't know whether I need to activate it before creating the child theme?

    Thanks

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, the parent theme has to be installed but you can only have one theme at a time active on a site . And the child theme is separate in that sense from the parent. So you just need to create the style.css file (on your local computer using a plain text editor) and then use FTP to create the new directory for the child theme inside "themes" folder (not inside the parent theme) - then put the style.css inside the child theme folder. Then go to your dashboard and you should see the child theme - click on activate.

  3. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    You means after I upload the parent theme, I go to my local computer C:\, then I create a new folder and a style.css file, is it right?

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, but you will then upload those to your site using FTP.

  5. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is FTP? Where to get FTP? And how to upload them to my site?

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients

    You will need to ask your hosting company for access info.

  7. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And what is plain text editor?

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  9. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So I just need to create a file called style.css whether it is from microsoft word, wordperfect and so on. As for FTP, I need to check with my hosting company first before I continue.

    Thanks

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, you need to read more carefully - you CANNOT use Word or WordPerfect - it will not work. Go back and read everything again.

  11. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So Notepad can be used to create style.css file?

  12. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, that's a good one :).

  13. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have already download Filezilla, then where to create directory for the child theme?

  14. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  15. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So I need to open filezilla, search for public_html, followed by wp-content, is it right?

  16. Uendi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now I need to drag the style.css from my C:\ to child theme, is it right?

    May I know why so many people are being encouraged to use twentyeleven and twentytwelve to do their website design...

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