Support » Theme: Blank Canvas » Create child theme for Blank Canvas

  • cinemaminima

    (@cinemaminima)


    Wow—the Blank Canvas theme is just what I’ve been looking for! I would love to make adjustments via the creation of a child theme. However, the lineage of the theme is complex: It’s the child of a child (Twenty-Twenty begat Seedlet, which begat Blank Canvas).

    The tips in Child Themes help don’t seem to apply. When I follow the instructions, I get an error: “The parent theme is not suitable.”

    I would appreciate any advice on how to create a valid child theme from Blank Canvas.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Hi there,

    Glad to hear you like the theme. I’ll make sure to let our developers know 🙂

    I did some searching, and it looks like this isn’t something that WordPress supports:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/making-a-child-them-out-of-a-child-them/

    You can also look at this StackExchange answer for a more in-depth explanation.

    So in this case the best approach would be to fork Blank Canvas, and then modify the forked copy to create your own child theme. However, this approach would mean you’ll not receive future updates to this theme.

    Alternatively you can edit your installation of Blank Canvas directly, but then those changes would be lost every time the theme updates.

    Can you tell me what changes you want to make? It might be possible to achieve the same thing/something similar using custom CSS code or the right plugin. I can’t promise I’d be able to help, but happy to take a look 🙂

    However, the lineage of the theme is complex: It’s the child of a child (Twenty-Twenty begat Seedlet, which begat Blank Canvas).

    Just a clarification: Seedlet is not a child of TwentyTwenty – if it were, you’d need to have TwentyTwenty installed in order to use Seedlet. Seedlet is a complete theme on its own.

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