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[Resolved] Built a custom theme now need to give it to client

  • Hi!

    Just built my first custom WP theme, a child of Anaximander, and my client loves it. YAY! Now, how do I give the theme and all the needed files to the client? They hired me on Elance and I do not have access to their FTP. On Elance I can give them a single file at a time but not a folder of files. Is there some way to bundle everything into an archive and send them that as a single file?

    Also, do I just give them the theme I made, OR the theme I made and the parent it is based on, OR both of the above within a complete WP installation (ie the normal WP installation but with my needed themes inside of the WP wp-content–>themes folder)?

    I could not find any “how-to” for this process of giving a theme to a client but perhaps I don’t know the correct file type name I should be searching for.

    Please help and thanks!

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  • Wait. Sudden thought: do I just need to zip the WP directory and then give them the compressed file? I think that would work, but please let me know if I’m wrong on this 😉

    Thanks!

    do I just need to zip the WP directory and then give them the compressed file

    You don’t need to send them your entire /themes directory. Just send the child theme directory itself in a compressed format; .zip is usually the most common.

    Also, do I just give them the theme I made, OR the theme I made and the parent it is based on,

    If it’s really a child theme, then they will need to have the parent theme installed in order for the child theme to work.

    ClaytonJames: thanks for the quick reply! That is exactly what I needed to know 🙂

    You’re welcome.

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