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[resolved] Saving theme customizations when the theme is updated (5 posts)

  1. NDWebs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello. I need to know how to use a child theme to save my customizations, prior to installing an update. The theme in question is 'PINBOARD THEME' by 'ONE DESIGN.' I changed the background, darkened the text, and a few other things. I really would like to keep it that way. I've already exported all content from the Tools menu, but what do I do from there? Thanks in advance for your answers.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you make changes in theme files (i.e style.css) -- or just in theme options? If only options/settings, you should be fine. Those won't be overwritten.

    Here's the how to on a child theme:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    But be aware that when you change to a child theme, you'll need to redo changes to the parent theme - they are not carried over (same with changing to any other new theme).

  3. NDWebs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I made the changes through the Options menu, not in code. That's the next question - in what folder does this file 'style.css' reside? Point me in the right direction and I can do this! I'm finally sitting down, about to read the Codex now. Thanks so much, I'll let you know if it works.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In most themes, style.css is in the theme's main folder.

  5. NDWebs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I understand now. Thanks so much for your help.

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