Child Theme Generator


A child theme is a WordPress template that inherits all features and characteristics of another theme, called the parent theme.

Creating a child theme, it allows you to edit or add functionality to your template without having to overwrite any of the parent theme files, risking making mistakes or losing your job when you make updates.

This plugin will generate a child theme in few steps, quickly and safely, it will not slow down your website or spam your database.

Child Theme Generator is available in:

  • English
  • Italian
  • Danish (thanks to Finn Sommer Jensen)



  • Go to Settings, then click on Child-Theme Gen
  • Select a parent-theme from drop-down menu, then fill out the form (all fields are optional):
  • Finally, check on Activate child theme (optional) if you wish activate immediately, then click on Finished button to complete.


From your WordPress dashboard:

  • Visit Plugins > Add New
  • Search for Child Theme Generator
  • Activate Child Theme Generator from your Plugins page.


  • Download
  • Upload the child-theme-generator directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory, using your favourite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  • Activate Child Theme Generator from your Plugins page.


Can I change Child theme screenshot?

Only via ftp.

How to use this plugin?

Install the plugin and activate it. Then go to Admin > Settings > Child-Theme Gen. Then select on a parent theme, fill out the fileds (optional) and the plugin will create a child theme for you.

My child theme is created, can I remove the plugin safely?

Yes, you can.


Plugin is Amazing

Plugin works great. It is quick and it create the real child theme file which you get to see on your server.

Works really well!

The plugin takes the work out of coding a child theme. Quick to download and activate, the plugin asks some questions and completes the child theme creation. Easy, fast, accurate!

Classy Plugin Totally Awesome 🙂

December 20th 2017 Addition to my previous review. Works and tested with 7 new Sites Running 4.9.1 with Divi and Extra Themes by Elegant Themes..
Works like a charm no issues. Hopefully the Developer will note this and update accordingly on

Original Review
Well…. I was surprised, delighted and delighted again. This little plugin is Clean, Classy, Awesome, Time saving, Does exactly as described. And does it perfectly. Without question this is a top quality plugin and it is simply the best.


    Perfect time saver for Seasoned Developers
    Perfect for Absolute beginners, you can’t go wrong with this
    You’ll be happy with it who ever you are.
    No Fuss
    No Mess
    Lightning fast
    Super Easy to use
    Simple straight forward
    No added bloat
    No adverts and no crap
    Just Get a straight forward Child theme with everything you are expecting included and created in an instant.

If It used Stripe Gateway as a donation payment method, I would donate. Some people are unable to use the current method for a variety of reasons.

Absolutely None Can’t even find any cons. Nothing, Zero. There are none!

Final note: Thank you, Nice work and well done.

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Contributors & Developers

“Child Theme Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Fixed pot file, added translation to plugin description


Danish language added


Fixed bugs some typos


Fixed bugs related to directory-name ch-th-gen


Updated screenshot-1.png, screenshot-2.png, screenshot-3.png

Added ‘Credits’ section in README.txt


Graphic layout improved, internationalization support added.


First version