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Child Theme Creator by Orbisius

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

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WARNING: destroys already customized parent theme
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WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS PLUG-IN ON A THEME YOU'VE ALREADY CUSTOMIZED

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.

-Erik

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 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.

CRASHED SITE
By , for WP 4.1.1

TRY TO USE THIS PLUG ...THE SITE JUST FREEZE AND THEN CRASHED !!!
WON'T USE AGAIN

Orbisius Child Theme Creator - Crashed my website!
By , for WP 3.6.1

Be careful when installing this as it crashed my website!!!

I for one wont be using it again.

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