[resolved] what are the steps by step guide of installing the leaf child theme (7 posts)

  1. emmykk
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i learnt leaf theme is childtheme compatible,and i guess it will be easier than going to cpanel.how can i go about installing the childtheme of leaf theme?.i have never set up a childtheme b4.

  2. marilou
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here's a link to making child theme:

    Basically, you have to install it in the wp-content folder/Themes/[parent theme]-child
    The file you will need at the very least is a style.css under that child theme folder.

    You can use FTP or the cPanel, which ever is more convenient for you or whatever your host server recommends you to use. Either way, you will need to upload the child theme.

    I hope that helps to get you going forward.

  3. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Leaf has a free child theme here from the developer:


  4. emmykk
    Posted 2 years ago #


  5. emmykk
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i have follow the https://github.com/bradthomas127/leaf-child link and from the sidebar i download the download zip,install and activated the chlid theme.
    i now have two similar leaf theme, but i know the current one.
    my question is henceforth,my customization should be done in the new one right?

  6. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, you need to activate the child theme and only make changes in that theme - don't change any parent theme files or your changes will be lost when you update the theme.

  7. emmykk
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1.Download the leaf-child.zip
    2.Go to Your Dashboard => Appearance => Themes.
    3.On the "Themes" page, click on the "Install Themes" tab.
    4.Click on the "Upload" link at the top of the page.
    5.On the "Upload" page, locate the child theme leaf-child.zip on your computer and click "Install Now".
    6.On the following page, click "Activate".

    is the download the leaf-child.zip,in (1)above mean the download link.zip in the sidebar of the github page?please i want to be sure.

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