Support » Theme: DarkNews » Creating a child theme

  • I’ve bought DarkNews Pro and so far I like how it looks, but page load is pretty slow. I’ve been trying to do some customizations to it with a child theme, but I can’t get it to load right. It looks like maybe it has to do with the licensing checks (it keeps redirecting to the darknews-pro-details page which doesn’t want to resolve). Can you provide a working child theme style.css/functions.php file that shows how to get started with a child theme? I know there’s not much to it, but every way I tried so far has failed. Thanks!

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for using our Theme.
    You could try turning off the preloader and checking the page loading speed.
    To create the child theme you could follow the process as given on the link below:

    Thank you

    Thread Starter atkulp


    I ended up figuring it out. That link is where I started and really wasn’t any help. It just had lots of “if your parent theme is… then do this…” I couldn’t find exactly which one so it was a lot of trial and error. The other issue was losing all of my customizations, which I solved with a separate import/export settings plugin. It was just a lot more effort than I hoped.

    I found the preloader option, but it would have been helpful for your above reply to made it clear where you have the setting (in Theme Customize – Theme Settings – Global Settings). I’ve disabled it, but Lighthouse doesn’t really show a difference either way. On mobile it scores in the 40’s, on desktop it’s in the 90’s. Any idea why mobile would be so bad?


    We are really sorry for the problem you faced, also we would try to come up with our update soon for a better result for mobile phone.

    Thank you

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