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Child Theme Creator by Orbisius

Create Child Themes quickly and easily from any theme that you have currently installed on your site/blog.

This plugin allows you to quickly create child themes from any theme that you have currently installed on your site/blog. It also creates rtl.css if exists in the parent theme.

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Child Theme Creator Features

  • Create a theme with a click of a button
  • Uses the recommended approach for loading css (since v.1.3.4)
  • Never forget what files to copy and what to skip when creating child themes.
  • Copies parent theme's options (since v.1.3)
  • Easy to use interface
  • When moving through the themes the currently looked one will have a nice background & border
  • Create unlimited child themes from a parent theme. The plugin will add Child 01, Child 02 etc.
  • Edit theme files with our two theme editors.
  • Automatically creates rtl.css if it exists in the parent theme
  • The plugin uses minified css/js to make sure it loads quicker.

This plugin allows you to quickly edit theme files from Appearance > Orbisius Theme Editor (entry added by the same plugin) It features two editors and you can pick snippets from one theme and paste into another.

Theme Editor Features

  • Edit two theme files at the same time
  • Ajax -> No page refresh
  • Easy to use interface
  • Supports WordPress Multisite
  • Create a New File (+ checks if the file exists)
  • Delete file
  • Respects the DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT constant, which if set to true will disable the Theme editor
  • Since (v1.1.3) PHP syntax check
  • Since (v1.1.3) Send selected theme and parent theme (if any) to yourself or a colleague.
  • Since (v1.1.3) Implemented theme files to be listed recursively (i.e. all files from the selected theme)
  • Since (v1.1.9) Both editors have the same buttons (in older versions only the left editor had all of the buttons).
  • Since (v1.2.2) Can create a blank functions.php file (Thanks Tobias Kaupat for the suggestion)
  • Since (v1.3.5)* Users can create new files in non-existing folders e.g. headers/header-two.php

Important Reasons to Create Child Themes

  • Keep your changes when the parent theme is updated.
  • Reduce duplicated code i.e. you need to copy and customize only the files that need to be customized
  • Child Themes are often very small in size and can easily be shared and used for another project.
  • Lots of cool and professional people do it
  • ... and a lot more

Pro Addon is Now Available

We've just released the Pro Addon which improves on the current functionality.


We have noticed that some child themes created by this plugin do not work as expected. This is not a bug in this plugin but could be caused by theme authors using custom theme frameworks and/or do not using WordPress' recommended functions for themes that support child themes. Please check with the created of the theme first to see if their theme supports child themes.

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Usage : To create a child theme go to

Go to Admin > Appearance > Orbisius Child Theme Creator then click on the theme you like and the child theme will be created for you.

Usage : To edit themes files go to

Go to Admin > Appearance > Orbisius Theme Editor then click on the theme you like and the child theme will be created for you.



Do you want to be able to preview themes from within the 2 editors? Get this Orbisius Theme Switcher plugin


Support is handled on our site: http://club.orbisius.com/ Please do NOT use the WordPress forums or other places to seek support.


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Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.3
Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Active Installs: 20,000+


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0 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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