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Child Themes of Child Themes?

  • Igloomason
    Member

    @igloomason

    As a novice, I like the idea of child themes because I can customize all I want and worst-case-scenario start over without damaging a functioning theme. However, I’m already working from a child theme (Gallery 1.2) whose parent theme is (Thematic). Both could potentially get updates. Is there a way to make a child theme of a child theme or something similar?

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  • esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Not at present.

    Josh
    Member

    @builtbynorthby

    esmi is correct that you can’t make a child theme of a child theme.
    If all you’re looking to do is make CSS changes, you can make a variant.css and call it in your functions.php. See how another Thematic child theme, Acamas, does this:
    http://themeshaper.com/acamas-theme-clarity-elegance-power/
    Look at the functions.php file and you’ll see a function that looks for a variant.css file in a separate folder.

    The only change you’d make to the Gallery theme would be adding one function to look for the variant.css. That would be pretty easy to maintain.

    If you’re wanting to make more than just CSS changes, then, no way to do that.

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