Need Step by Step Instructions to Create a Child Theme (5 posts)

  1. WhatDaFookMaster
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm a total beginner to Web/Blog Development, but I'm not a total dummy. Have read a lot of WordPress docs but still need help.

    I have my WordPress hosted by GoDaddy.com and have my Blog Theme selected and configured as much as I'm able from within the WordPress 3.3.1 Dashboard. I want to change things, add and delete things and think the creation of a Child Theme is the way to go.

    What I need are step by step instructions how to create a Child of my current Theme and Modify it.

    Also, it's not clear to me from where, within my WordPress Dashboard, I do all this and where the key information I need to pick up in order to create/modify the style.css and or .php files.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. WhatDaFookMaster
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggested documents. I've actually read them both, prior to issuing my question, and there in lies the rub. I'm not sure where I actually perform these activities as outlined in step 4 in the "How to make a child theme for WordPress: A pictorial introduction for beginners" document. The WordPress Dashboard environment seems limited. So at the moment, I'm stuck.

    Maybe I need to call GoDaddy.com back as I can't get past step 4. Like I said, I'm just beginning.

    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  4. fonglh
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You don't do it from the WordPress Dashboard. Create the files and upload them using FTP, then use the dashboard to switch to the child theme.

  5. rosevines
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Maybe this video will help:




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