Support » Theme: Tiny Forge » Child theme customization

  • Resolved eabigelow

    (@eabigelow)


    Hi, Tomas–

    I have stupidly not used a child theme (my first time to WordPress!), but now I am recognizing that it might be a good thing to do. I see that you have included a child theme (which is handy). Thanks!

    If I activate the child theme, can I import all my css changes that I have already made in style.css into the child theme? I also have commented out a number of php items–can I import those changes into the child theme, as well?

    Or will all my modifications be lost if I activate the child theme?

    Many thanks!

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  • Oops! An finally, will using the child theme change the url of the site?

    Theme Author Tomas Mackevicius

    (@tomasm)

    URL will stay the same.

    you will have to transfer CSS manually, but from your site it doesn’t look like you have changed a lot of code. Just do cross-compare your style.css with original Tiny Forge style.css and you will see what should be transferred.

    Example: if you commented out php lines in footer.php, you can just copy that file to your child theme. If that file is already present in child theme, I would transfer changes manually.

    Thank you, Tomas. I will take a look. Again, thanks!

    Hi–

    I am experimenting with the child theme, specifically as a tiny-forge-child-custom because I expect to make more changes. I have not actually activated it yet, but one thing I am noticing when previewing it in my WordPress Dashboard is that the menu on top does not appear, and the logo (and perhaps other images–can’t access them because menu has not showed yet) also have not appeared.

    Is this the nature of a child, that I will have to reconfigure these things? Or can I port those image links and other configurations into the child theme from the tiny-forge base theme? I have already compared my revised style.css with the original of tiny forge, so I know what changes I have made, but pretty much all of my changes are in css, and I don’t expect them to make that much difference in terms of logo and main menu. Or am I mistaken in that?

    Many thanks for any advice!

    Theme Author Tomas Mackevicius

    (@tomasm)

    You have to select your menu as primary.

    Yes, logo will have to be uploaded again.

    Thanks!

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