Support » Theme: Spun » Child themes; childish question.

  • Hi all,

    Firstly, Spun is an absolutely beautiful, simply executed theme. Best I’ve ever seen on wordpress. Though, I should point out, I haven’t been around that long…

    I’ve got a little question, based on the fact I’ve only just encountered the concept of child themes. Up until now I’ve been editing the main css. stylesheet; can I simply copy this to a child theme and then reinstall the original spun theme afterwards?

    Will life continue on as normal?

    Thank you experienced, knowledgeable folk.

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  • Theme Author Caroline Moore


    In a child theme, you want to copy only those styles you want to modify into your child theme’s style.css, not the entire parent theme’s stylesheet. So pick out those things you’ve changed, copy them over to your child theme’s stylesheet, then reinstall the parent theme. That should do it.


    I have a similar question. I cant create a child theme because I cant access the ftp from my computer. What will happen if I just code the parent site?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    What will happen if I just code the parent site?

    Nothing radical:
    – Debugging becomes harder as it’s more difficult to differentiate your modifications between the theme’s original code.
    – When the theme updates, your modifications will be erased.

    Thank you, I think all I will need to code is the circles (as the don’t show up in fire fox) and I want to increase the opacity of the menu. I’ll try not to change anything else. 🙂

    Hi Andrew, would you mind giving me the coding to make the circles appear on my home page (at the moment the only appear when I hover over them), also I need to remove the menu opacity.

    I thought I’d seen then codes some where, but cant find them and want to make sure I get it right seeing as I will be doing it on the parent theme.

    Thanks again 🙂

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