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  • Resolved ke vinritt


    This may be a foolish question but can (should) you create a child theme of twentyten using another theme – such as one from Theme Forest or Mojo? Or should I make a child theme from the original theme template itself?
    The reason I ask is as I change themes around obviously I don’t want to lose changes when updates are available.

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Thanks songdogtech. I think that answers part of my question but can you take ANY theme and attach it to the twentyten theme as a child? Is that advisable or foolish?

    You can use any theme, you would not reference twenty ten if the parent was another theme.

    Twenty Ten Parent

    Theme Name: Twenty Ten Child
    Template: twentyten
    Version: V1.1.1

    Lets say we had a theme called “Lightning”

    Lightning Theme Parent

    Theme Name: Lightning Theme Child
    Template: lightning
    Version: V1.1.1

    So the Template entry lets WordPress know what the parent theme is, no reference to twenty ten needed only if twenty ten is the parent.



    Got it – thanks

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