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Blank Template for Child Theme (9 posts)

  1. RM_389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have Preference Lite installed, and I read where there is a custom blank Child Theme for this in the Themes folder, so I can make modifications.
    I have searched the entire theme folder in my directory, as well as in the Preference Lite folder down a level,and everywhere else, and have not been able to find this anywhere.

    This is the site and wording where the author indicated this:

    To help you get started, I've made a custom blank child theme for Preference Lite which is ready for you to make any changes to your theme. This will be found in the theme files in a folder named "child-theme".

    http://www.styledthemes.com/preference-lite-setup/108-modify-your-theme-using-a-child-theme

    Thanks

  2. StyledThemes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Greetings... in your theme files, there is a folder called child-theme which contains a child theme zip that you would install like a regular theme, then activate it. Make sure that the Preference Lite theme is installed (the parent theme) before installing the child theme.

  3. RM_389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I assure you THERE IS NO FOLDER in there. I DO HAVE the parent theme installed. AS indicated already. This is very frustrating, no one is really reading my email. I would send a screen shot but there is no way to do it. I know if I sent a link I would have to send a password,to my directory and I am not sharing my password. THIS IS THE DIRECTORY I AM LOOKING IN:
    http://ftp.designpiece.net/designpiece.net/wp-content/themes/preference-lite/

    NO FOLDER NAMED CHILD THEME

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try re-downloading the theme. The folder is there.

  5. RM_389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have already made some modifications, which I was going to transfer to the child theme. Can I get the code from somewhere cut and paste into a text editor then upload?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want a copy of the child theme, just download a fresh copy of the Preference Lite theme for your computer and extract the child theme from the child-theme folder in the unpacked theme archive.

  7. RM_389
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    SO if I do this, it's not going to automatically update my site, it will just be an extra on my computer drive?

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nothing on your site will be updated if you upload the child theme and activate it. Are you using the latest version of the parent theme?

  9. StyledThemes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm going to guess that you do not have a recent version of Preference Lite if you do not see the child-theme folder in your theme files. Just as esmi suggested, download a fresh new version and unzip that to your desktop. Then use that child theme inside of that to install and activate.

    Please note that WordPress will see this as a new theme activation and any theme options you have done with the parent theme Preference lite will have to be redone as it does not import those settings, as well widgets that have been published to select widget positions will also have to be republished.

    Any custom changes you made prior will definitely have to be copied or redone within the child theme. Then from this point on, any parent theme updates will not overwrite your custom changes.

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