I am using a theme that has frequent updates and wish to use a child theme to conserve all of the settings (menus, backgrounds, RSS, Facebook links , Contact info , etc. I have it set up with a child theme directory as per the codex with style.css and some of the customizations do get saved. My problem is that menu creations , links , custom pages don't get saved after an update. For instance what files would I put in the child theme to save the menus ? admin.php? What would the file structure be like. Does it use the same process as style.css with the theme info then the include for the parent style.css then the customizations after? The codex is very bare bones when it comes to this. Also how would I redirect the image folder from the parent theme image directory to the images directory in the child theme ? I am having difficultly finding the correct url to use in header.php that I also have a copy of in the child theme.
Thank you for any help with this