Support » Plugin: Customizer Export/Import » Worked perfectly to create child theme after-the-fact

  • I used this plugin to first create a child theme (after a couple years of minor tweaks to the theme) and then update my theme to the latest version. This plugin allowed me to save my customizations in the child theme instead of re-doing them from scratch. Here’s how I did it:

    1) Install this plugin
    2) In your dashboard: Appearance > Customize
    3) At bottom of list, select Export/Import
    4) Click on Export button and save the file to your computer
    5) Activate your child theme (my theme included a child theme ready to use)
    6) After the child theme is active, go back to dashboard: Appearance > Customize
    7) Select Export/Import option again
    8) This time, under Import, click on Browse… and select the file you saved in step 4
    9) Check the Download & Import Images checkbox, and then click Import
    10) Your site should now be running the Child theme and look as it did before, with all customizations intact
    11) Now go back to the Dashboard > Updates and update your theme to the latest version
    12) The theme should update and still be running the child theme when finished; all customizations should be intact.

    Note: Before doing any of this, back up your site! Especially the style.css file, just in case. Hope this helps. Many thanks to the devs.

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by applewax.
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