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Any Issue if Not Update COre Theme

  • Hello,

    Please tell me that If I do not update my Main/Core theme to latest verion then It will create any problem for my website in Future or its OK to remain at same theme. As I have installed only the Main Theme with all major changes in it. SO now not possible for me to Install the Child theme with this. (BTW Only 1 theme active at one time i.e Chile or Parent).

    SO I will work for Parent theme.

    Please help me out.

    Thanks,

    Asif

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  • WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    You should always do updates to both WP Core and the theme you are using – that ensures compatibility and fixes any possible security problems. If you don’t you will very likely run into problems at some point. If you have made changes to your theme, you can still move those changes to a child theme – yes, it is some work, but it’s better than avoiding updating.

    Hello,

    I always update WP Core updates but to my theme Live Wire changes are in Parent themes. For my when I active child them then Parent deactivated. So how to active both at same time and the other is how to made exactly same changes made in Parent theme converts to Child theme. Changes are also not exactly remembered.

    On more thing tell that not to update Live Wire theme will create any issues in future?

    Thanks,

    Asif

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    You really do need to be able to update the theme — because sooner or later it may have compatibility or security issues.

    You can’t have two themes active.

    Changes in theme settings and options are not carried over to a child theme – so you need to redo those – it’s like changing to any other new theme.

    If you’ve made changes to theme files (i.e. style.css or any php files) you would need to move those files to the child theme and then the update won’t delete them.

    Hello,

    I can not understand this thing If changes are to be made in Child Theme then why to update Main theme as at one time only one theme is active. SO Theme changes should not be revert when we have to update the theme.

    If I made all changes to Child them then I have to use Child theme for my website theme. So why to update then main theme?

    Thanks,

    Asif

    Theme Author Sami Keijonen

    @samikeijonen

    Member

    If I made all changes to Child them then I have to use Child theme for my website theme. So why to update then main theme?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Read this first.

    A child theme inherits its functionality from parent theme. So child themes is a way to build on top of whatever already exists within the parent theme. This allow you to upgrade parent theme (bug fixes, security updates, new features) without loosing any modifications.

    There is no need to be two themes “active” in the same time. When child theme is active, all parent theme functionality works in the background.

    For example if you have made changes to parent theme header.php, you should copy that file to child theme. When there is header.php in child theme and in parent theme, child theme header.php takes over.

    Normally updates are for parent theme functions.php and some added styles and template files.

    Hello,

    So please guide me that what I do now? I have made the all updates in Parent Theme and now from many days it requires an update. How I do it all with Child theme and update the parent theme.

    P=lease tell me step wise. You may visit my site here and can check the changes from default theme.

    Thanks,

    Asif

    Theme Author Sami Keijonen

    @samikeijonen

    Member

    I can’t tell what modifications you have done just by looking at your site. If they were small modifications, I would just update the theme and do them again with fresh start using child theme.

    Hello,

    I have just edit the Font Style and its Size and then Removed the Sidebars Border , nothing else.

    So what I have to do now? I just Install Child Theme active it and then made same changes in parent theme.

    Is it also possible that I copy the CSS file to child theme and my issue of Update would be resolve?

    Thanks,

    Asif

    Theme Author Sami Keijonen

    @samikeijonen

    Member

    I just Install Child Theme active it and then made same changes in parent theme.

    Yes but you make the same changes to child theme style.css.

    Hello,

    Can I copy the style.css fine into child them and then replace it with current file as I have not remembers which and where I made changes.

    I have also an other idea that I just take backup of style.css file then update the theme and then replace the current style.css file with the old one. Then It would be ok for my site?

    Thanks,

    Asif

    Theme Author Sami Keijonen

    @samikeijonen

    Member

    Yes you can copy styles from parent theme style.css to child theme style.css.

    Hello,

    Can I also copy and replace the whole file style.css to child theme and it will work good?

    Thanks,

    Asif

    Theme Author Sami Keijonen

    @samikeijonen

    Member

    No you can not. There are so called header information in the top of the style.css and that is not the same in parent theme and child theme. So copy only styles under header information. You’ll see it when you open premade child theme style.css

    Live Wire Child

    Hello,

    It’s Ok now. I have cleared it.

    Now just tell me that can I do in this way that take backup of style.css file and then update the theme as with it all changes will be lost but then upload and replace the style.css of updated with old one?

    Thanks,

    Asif

    Theme Author Sami Keijonen

    @samikeijonen

    Member

    Yes do take a backup.

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