Create child themes at the click of a button.
This is a great plugin for beginners.
Simple, fast and works. All we need.
The idea is great and the plugin is super easy to use.
I reviewed it on this post.
As a beginner to WordPress, I appreciated how painless this was. Thank you.
Simple and effective. Bravo!
A nice touch would be to be able to add optional info, like description, author, url, etc. - but it still gets 5 stars!
...and perfect! :-)
1. Click, Create a child theme under the theme you want a child theme for in Appearance > Themes
2. Give your new child theme a name
3. Click, Let's Go!
A folder is added to the WordPress themes folder with a css file in it containing the necessary wording for a child theme, and your new child theme is now included in the Appearance > Themes section.
Thank you, John P. Bloch!
Do we really NEED to have a plugin? Not really but it is so much easier to not have to go to cPanel or FTP to create a child theme. Great job and thanks for reminding me that I needed this plugin...
Absolutely brilliant plugin. Hands down THE BEST "child theme creation" plugin out there. Trust me. Install, and click create-child-theme.
It's that easy. Then, knock yourself out customizing your child theme's details and style :)
I had no idea how to create child themes. WordPress gave instructions but everytime I tried to follow them, I would just end up creating a disaster. With this little plugin, I've made a child of my theme in seconds. So now my cycling tour and bike hire website is up and running.
Obviously, I had to go back to the WordPress codex and work out how to include my customizations. But the hard work was taken out by this little plugin by giving me the child I've always wanted!
PS ... if you need to know how to add customizations to the php pages you amended, and you can't understand the codex (because it's written by a nerd who knows PHP and assumes we all do), it's simple:
Except for the functions.php file, just copy the PHP files that you amended in your parent theme's folder into your child theme folder using FTP.
As regards any changes you made to your functions.php file, I've no idea what to do there - I don't know much about PHP - but I do know that if you follow the instructions in the codex word-for-word, you'll end up taking down your site.
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