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  • bharatikatkar


    I am using Zerif-lite theme. I designed my website without child theme. I have customised main theme with many changes. Now If I update the theme my changes will be lost. It involves lot of work. What can be done in this case.

    Thanks in Advance.

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  • Subrata Sarkar


    First of all, what you have done is an one-way approach! Even you take backup, update theme and then re-implement your work on it, you are never sure whether every single bit of it will work as desired. It is STRONGLY recommended that you create your child theme based on a parent. This is a very common practice.

    Since you have mentioned you have made many changes on the theme, it seems you are using WordPress for a while now. Taking this into account I wonder how you have done such a big mistake!

    The best solution is to take a backup first and update the theme. Then create a child theme and re-implement your custom works in there. At the moment I don’t find any better solution. Or you can just go on with theme’s current version and do not update it! However, the latter is NEVER recommended at all since prevention against security vulnerability is one of the major items that is taken care of with every new update of themes and plugins.

    Hope the theme developer/s might have a better solution for you!

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