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[Resolved] Customized widgest from parent don't transfer to child theme?

  • Hi,

    I finally got around to making a child theme for my website (i use picolight as the parent theme). I made a bunch of changes and activating it only to find out that all the widgets I had added when the parent theme was activated are gone.

    Is there any way to carry over the widgets from the parent to child theme??

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    No. Widgets are stored on a per-theme basis – even for child themes.

    Thanks for the quick response! So I just have to add the identical ones? But how can I see the old ones to copy them if I have to activate the child theme to add them?

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    There’s no way to have two themes active at the same time – making notes or taking screenshots may be your best option.

    ugh, ok. There really should be a way! I guess it’s my fault for editing my parent theme from the beginning…i was too scared to make the jump to the child, hehe.

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Yes, unfortunately, “I’ll make a child theme later” generally creates grief and that’s why we say over and over and over to do it first :). But usually, making the changes a second time is easier/faster than the first.

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