[resolved] Migrating Parent Theme Settings to a Child Theme (4 posts)

  1. jamisonsf
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am using the WP TwentyEleven them which recently had an upgrade. I had some custom css code to squish the spacing in the header and footer a little, so I learned about child themes and implemented it successfully.

    The problem is, the child theme has no idea what my background image setting was, or what all my custom header images where either. How do I get the child theme to copy or import those settings from the parent theme?


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You need set set up your custom background & header for your child theme. All of these settings are storied on a per-theme basis.

  3. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could migrate those settings, but doing so involves direct manipulation of your SQL database.

  4. jamisonsf
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the responses guys. That's a large and very annoying bummer.

    I was able to find and copy the background image setting in my DB, but I couldn't figure out the header images so I guess I'll just re-upload it all. Oh well.

    Thanks anyway - hope someone else finds this thread useful!

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