Plugin Reviews

Child Theme Creator by Orbisius

Create Child Themes quickly and easily from any theme that you have currently installed on your site/blog.

26 reviews
Average Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars
WARNING: destroys already customized parent theme
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This plug-in destroys all customizations that you've made to the parent theme in your WordPress Admin site. It modifies entries in the WordPress SQL database so that your parent theme will be reset and your web site will look like it did when you first installed that theme--whether you apply the parent or child theme. In other words, you will lose all your content.

So don't use this plug-in unless the parent theme is virgin or you don't care about it's content. I lost months of content in my parent theme when I ran this plug-in. While the plug-in doesn't overwrite files in the parent's directory, e.g. style.css, it does kill database entries that contain file pointers, text content, etc. If you didn't make an SQL backup, you're out of luck even when trying to salvage your parent with myPHPAdmin.

I recommend creating a child theme manually. There are many tutorials that describe this simple process in sufficient detail.


Does just what I need
By , for WP 4.3.1

Easy creation of a child theme plus nice editing tools make this plugin well worth it.

Simple and effecient
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One of my most liked plugins for the ease with which i can create a child theme and the efficiency it offers when i'm editing files. I have come to trust it and find myself hesitating to create child themes in any other way. This plugin works so why try the unknown?

One downside with this plugin is that it adds @import to the child theme whuch i delete always but other than that,its excellent. Thank you !

Good plugin
By , for WP 4.4

Ive used it a few times and it does what its supposed to do which is good enough for me. Very easy to use.

No plugin should ever break a functioning site.. EVER!
By , for WP 4.3.1

It broke my site during initial setup and overwhelmed my server. This is not good AT ALL!

destroyed my site! and all the parent theme option
By , for WP 4.3

don't install this theme if you already configured your parent theme. it will destroy everything

messed up
By , for WP 4.2.2

i even didnt activated it yet but lost already everything i had in header, all menus, what a mess. dont download it!

Messed up my existing theme
By , for WP 4.2.2

I created a child theme and suddenly my existing theme lost all its settings and customizations. Deactivating/deleting the child theme and deactivating the plugin didn't bring them back. I had to restore from an old database. A very unexpected and unpleasant surprise.

Good and bad
By , for WP 4.2.2

Worked for creating the Child Theme, but the theme editor, when I used it to duplicate some files...my host flagged questionable site "injections", and they shut down my site due to risk. :(

...so some of it may be a good idea/option on self-hosted, but beware if you are not self-hosted.

By , for WP 4.1.1


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