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[resolved] Manually Editing WordPress themes (3 posts)

  1. DextrousDave
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have just started using WordPress for building websites, mainly because I want my Clients to be able to edit the websites themselves after I have built it...

    Now I don't want to just install a theme and use it, I want to customize the theme and put in my own plugins etc, maybe even rewrite some of the pages with pure HTML/CSS.

    Now if I do this, will my clients still be able to use the user-friendly page editor to update content, or need I stick to the theme to enable that (without editing the theme)?

    Thank you

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can make changes and keep the editing functionality -- so long as the changes you make don't destroy it -- say, by changing to hard-coded HTML in the php files (one example). But do be aware that any changes to theme files should be made in a Child Theme:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    That ensures that your changes won't be overwritten when a theme is updated.

    This may be helpful too:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

  3. DextrousDave
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thank you

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