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  • Hi,

    I am used to coding websites in a notepad. An employer of mine handed me this WordPress website. I have been mucking around with it and editing a lot. After a while, I saw that I should have created a Child Theme.

    Now I know I’ve been an idiot so I don’t need that criticism.

    My question, I hope, is simple.

    Can I make a child theme of all that I have done without losing any information, and then revert the original theme back to how it came?

    If so, how? And how big a hassle will this be?

    Thank you very much, you seem like a very friendly community of programmers and designers from what I have read.

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  • If it makes you feel any better, you’re not the first person to do that : ). And yes, it’s a bit of work, but doable – see this similar thread on what to do:

    Moderator Jose Castaneda



    One way I can think of would be to change the name of the theme. That way you still keep all the changes you made and just download a fresh copy of the unmodified one.

    How much editing was done to the theme?

    A lot. is the site.

    It was originally I believe what is the TwentyEleven theme.

    While we’re at it allow me to be annoying. Are you guys seeing the tiny sliver of a black line over my header image?

    I have gone through these forums tried their suggestions, messed with all the padding and margins on the branding img and moved quite a few other things out of the way. Any ideas what that may be?

    Yes, that’s this in dark.css:

    #branding {
        border-top: 2px solid #0A0A0A;

    To change in your custom CSS, try:

    #branding {
        border-top: 0 !important;

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