Child Theme Wizard


The Child Theme Wizard lets you create a new child theme without the need for additional tools, right from within the WordPress admin interface. Once activated you can find it under Tools – Child Theme Wizard.

Specify a parent theme, customise options such as title and description and click Create Child Theme. Upon success you will find your new theme under Appearance – Themes.

You have the option to include GPL License Terms if you wish. The Wizard will automatically create a thumbnail too. In future versions I may include an image uploader for this feature.

To find out more about Child Themes and why they are important please read


  • create a Child Theme with just one click
  • create a Child Theme with just one click
  • the wizard was successful
  • the wizard was successful
  • you also get a nice thumbnail with your new child theme
  • you also get a nice thumbnail with your new child theme


  1. Either: Upload the entire folder child-theme-wizard to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Or: download the ZIP file, then head over to Plugins – Add New – Install, then browse to your file
  3. Or: from Plugins – Add New, search for “child theme wizard”, to find this plugin and hit “install”
  4. Then: Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. You can find it under Tools – Child Theme Wizard


Simplesmente Impressionante!

Me assustei com a facilidade. Para editar porém, tem que copiar os arquivos que deseja e passar para o diretório (pasta) do tema criança que criou. Edite como quiser e depois efetiva o tema. Muito simples!

Parabéns ao desenvolvedor

Perfect Little Tool, A WP Must Have

Was having issues getting it to create a child theme I kept getting the error…”Yikes!”

I switched my permissions on my Themes directory to 777 temporarily. It worked afterward. I then switched back to 755. All is good.

Quick and simPLE

Tested and automatically uses wp_enqueue_style to call stylesheet, etc

So quick and easy to setup a child theme with this gem!

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • corrected a spelling mistake (thanks, Cory!)


  • the parent theme is now queued via functions.php


  • Initial Release