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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.

1.3.6

  • Corrected some links from club.orbisius.com -> orbisius.com

1.3.5

  • Changed twitter non-ssl links to protocol relative URLs.
  • Added LOCK_SH for the file read operation
  • Added a flag to tell if the content editors are 'dirty' i.e. their content was modified.
  • Added a border to the content box if modified.
  • Warn the user if there's unsaved content in either of the editors. The browser won't display the actual message I've provided which is stupid.
  • TODO: check php syntax before saving for php files - remove button to check syntax?
  • Users now can create new files in non-existing folders e.g. headers/header-two.php
  • When the admin creates a new file we'll scroll to the element so he/she can start typing
  • Tested with WP 4.7

1.3.4

  • Uses the recommended approach for loading css (since v.1.3.4)
  • Fixes, updated FAQ
  • Removed a notice about depricated function: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/depricated-functions-3/
  • Removed some snippets that contained some 3rd party tracking info e.g. twitter's via or some user id to the addthis widget.

1.3.3

  • Tested with WP 4.6
  • TODO: when saving return JSON and show an error on invalid syntax.

1.3.2

  • Added locking when saving files.
  • Syntax check is performed only for php files. Saving other files should be quicker now.
  • Perform a syntax check before saving to avoid crashing good people's WordPress. Changes are saved in a file with the same name but there's suffix added to it error
  • Listing error files as well as sass, scss (if any)
  • Tested with WP 4.5

1.3.1

  • For some reason WordPress.org didn't register the 1.3.0 release or the stable tag didn't get set to 1.3.0 on time.

1.3.0

  • Happy new year!
  • Copying parent theme's options (if any).
  • Tested with WP 4.4.

1.2.9

  • Added a link in the plugin's settings page to point to Appearance → Orbisius Child Theme Creator ( to save 1-2 seconds to the user :) )
  • Removed the Free test from qSandbox as there is no longer a free plan.
  • Tested with WP 4.3.1

1.2.8

  • Improved security even more. Thanks Mika!

1.2.7

  • Improved security.

1.2.6

  • Fixed a wrong check for the Pro version.
  • Tested with latest WP
  • Added a call to action to ask users for write a review.

1.2.5

  • Fixes
  • Improvements
  • Made some fixes so the Pro addon shines even more.

1.2.4

  • Made the plugin more extendable (js).
  • Added another Save button near the theme and file dropdowns (for lazy people).
  • Added links to the Pro addon.
  • Added a nice global wait for all ajax calls.
  • Added an error message to be displayed when we're doing ajax and the user is not authenticated.

1.2.3

  • Tested with WP 4.1

1.2.2

  • Added: Create a blank functions.php file option (Thanks Tobias Kaupat for the suggestion).
  • Added a link to edit theme after the child theme is created.
  • Changed the UI. Parent and Child Themes are nicely separated.
  • Added a sidebar in the screen where child themes are created
  • Fixed some wrong call to action (left from another plugin).

1.2.1

  • Fixed: A notice in the settings
  • Fixed a typo
  • Tested with WP 4.0.1

1.2.0

1.1.9

  • Added the buttons under the 2nd editor
  • Hid the plugin from the Tools menu
  • Integrated with Orbisius Theme Switcher

1.1.8

  • Tested with WP 3.8.1

1.1.7

  • Added Plugin's links to the admin nav bar.
  • Added site preview button in the theme editor

1.1.6

  • Added settings link in the Plugin listing.

1.1.5

  • Added an option if the email couldn't be sent to offer the download links.
  • Unsuccessful zip creation was showing as Sent.

1.1.4

  • Minor tweaks after v1.1.3

1.1.3

  • Updated CSS to add some top-margin above the update/save changed buttons
  • Added php syntax check
  • Added Send button so you can email the selected theme and parent theme (if any) to yourself or a colleague.
  • Implemented theme files to be listed recursively (i.e. all files from the selected theme)
  • Fixed JS error on Settings page.
  • Added uninstall.php file to clean after itself
  • Added a check and the notice that shows up on the plugins page won't show up after 24h
  • Added Edit Themes link to the Plugin's -> Action links
  • Improved and better organized the plugin's settings page

1.1.2

  • Reduced the height of the editors (to 22 rows) so the save/delete buttons are visible
  • Restricted the width of the dropdowns in the theme editor so they don't push the editor and the buttons down.
  • Tweaked the position of the New File button and the new form that appears.
  • Tested with WP 3.8

1.1.1

  • Fix: The version 1.1.0 wasn't released properly.

1.1.0

  • Added a new feature to Customize title, description etc of the new child theme

1.0.9

  • Fixed: JS errors are cause errors with other plugins
  • Loads plugin's JS/CSS files only on child theme creator pages (admin area)

1.0.8

  • Tested with WP 3.7.1
  • Added New File and Delete operations for Theme Editor #1 (left)
  • Respects the DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT constant, which if set to true will disable the Theme editor
  • Added a quick fix to use file modification time for the css and js assets.

1.0.7

  • Added: Theme Editor
    • New File, checks for existing file are made on typing.
    • Delete File

1.0.6

  • Tested with WP 3.7
  • Loading current theme in the left editor if there is no theme selected yet.
  • Reduced the font size of the links in the top right corner of Child Theme Creator and Theme Editor
  • Separated Parent themes from Child ones
  • Hid the advanced section. Was confusing and scaring people. If you really want to copy functions pass &orb_show_copy_functions parameter to the Child Plugin page.

1.0.5

  • Tested under WordPress Multisite environment
  • Added menus in WordPress Multisite environment
  • Added an option for network wide theme activation (which is mutually exclusive with make theme active).
  • Added double editor for easy theme editing.
  • Added Orbisius: Edit to the theme list
  • Show a notice in the plugins area to let the user know how to work with the plugin. On multisite the message is shown only on the network site.
  • Aded minimized versions for main css and js

1.0.4

  • Tested with wp 3.6.1
  • Added a link in the Appearance
  • Added header.php to the copied file list
  • Added a checkbox in case the user wants to switch to the newly created theme
  • Added a checkbox in case the user wants to copy the functions.php from the parent theme
  • Removed parent theme's license from the copied list
  • Removed the Create Child Theme From themes that are child themes already
  • Skipping hidden files (files starting with a dot)
  • Copying admin/ from the parent theme if it exists
  • Added some security checks if the user actually has permission to install themes
  • Fixed some notices

1.0.3

  • Tested with wp 3.6
  • Added settings page in case users want to check it.
  • Added a few notices about http://qsandbox.com

1.0.2

  • Tested with wp 3.5.2

1.0.1

  • Added links to video demo

1.0.0

  • Initial release

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Active Installs: 20,000+

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