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.

20 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
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


code-illiterate friendly, MultiSite-yes, so simple to use
By , for WP 4.1

I have a MultiSite. I just wanted CSS changes for one site/theme. It only took moments for me to have a child theme created (network available) and CSS added.

Done! Fantastic! Thank you for your work!
I did not have to go through ANY learning curves.

In the future I can toy with child themes without having to deal with creating them - that is what has stopped me until now. Messing around with the back-end and damaging something? No thanks. I do that enough with plugins.


Author Review
By Plugin Author, for WP 4.0.1

The plugin was tested with WP 4.0.1 and works fine.

Works great !
By , for WP 3.8.1

I didn't consider creating a child theme being a hard work, but nevertheless I am happy since I've found Orbisius plugin.
It makes everything so much easier and faster.
Orbisius Editor is also much appreciated.
In short, many, many thanks to the author :-) !

Great plugin !
By , for WP 3.8.1

Easy to create child theme and the theme editor options is very useful! Thank you

good, except it messes up my mobile nav
By , for WP 3.8.1

I've used this twice on my websites, and while it does create nice child themes, it often messes with the header.php files in both the child and parent theme. Both websites that had this problem had their responsive navigation menu classes changed, leading to extra work and excess development.

It does do a decent job of creating a child theme, but you're probably safer just doing it yourself.

Surprisingly awesome
By ,

Really great work on this one, Slavi. It's going to save me a ton of time.

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