Hello. I need some explanations and I hope this is the place. I have a premium theme. I added a search widget to my header, beside my logo, as well as a page list widget to my extended footer.
Then, I realized I need to create a Child theme, which I did. I also exported from tools and appearances two files json, and xml from the parent theme.
When I activated the child theme, I lost all those changes, but my posts and logo are still there, even after I uploaded the two files into the child.
Not too drastic a problem but, every time I change a widget configuration or position for instance, am I correct in that these changes will not be saved to the new child theme? They are in the parent theme?
I'm asking because I just finished rebuilding the site, same theme, with a new focus in mind, but the parent theme was customized and almost exactly, or nearly the same as the old child theme! So what's the point of a child theme if the parent gets changed anyways?
Boy I hope someone can follow that...I'm not sure if even I do :)