Child Theme Generator

Description

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)

Credits

Screenshots

  • 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.

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard:

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

From WordPress.org

  • Download child-theme-generator.zip
  • 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.

FAQ

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.

Reviews

April 14, 2019
hi there, I have used this plugin in various sites to create child themes. It is simple and didn't create any problem so far. Keep up the good work.
February 25, 2019
It does what it says on the tin. I had some trouble locating the plugin after activation, I had not expected it to be in Settings. Tools (or perhaps even Appearances) would have been a more logical spot in my opinion. The code needs attention. There are several deprecated static calls to non-static methods and several undefined variables. This won't be obvious during normal use, only when you have debugging enabled. All in all a good plugin and with some polishing of the code it would certainly be worth 5 stars. Edit: I welcome the author or anyone else to contact me should they feel this review is incorrect or if they woud like for me to have another look at a newer version of the plugin.
January 25, 2019
Works perfectly and does exactly what you want it to do. A high benchmark for other plugins to reach. Well done!
December 21, 2018
Since I had been using primarily Genesis theme, I did not need to generate child themes before. After having started to use other themes recently, the question of creating child themes came for me. And while not completely ignorant, I am not too technical. I compared some plugins in the repository, selected this one, and I am pleased that I have done it. It is very easy to use and it works exactly as it should. No issue until now. Many thanks to the developer (I just made a small donation to him, developers who offer such plugins for free definitely deserve to be rewarded).
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

2.1.2.1

Fixed pot file, added translation to plugin description

2.1.2

Danish language added

2.1.1

Fixed bugs some typos

2.1

Fixed bugs related to directory-name child-theme-generator

2.0.1

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

Added ‘Credits’ section in README.txt

2.0

Graphic layout improved, internationalization support added.

1.0

First version