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LMB^Box Child Theme Hierarchy


Allows child themes to use their template files before the parent theme’s template files.


  1. Upload lmbbox-child-theme-hierarchy.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Contributors & Developers

“LMB^Box Child Theme Hierarchy” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Since WordPress 2.5 removed all dbx_* action hooks, had to move action hook to admin_footer for page_templates function. Modified page_templates function to only output is $_SERVER[‘SCRIPT_NAME’] == ‘/wp-admin/page.php’.


Worked on adding header.php, footer.php and sidebar.php mapping.


Inital Version