Downloaded theme zip file include also ready to use child theme. If you prefer using child theme for your modifications, just install child theme from
themeName-child.zip file the same way like standard parent theme. Zip file with Child theme is inside root directory of downloaded parent theme.
Child theme contains following files:
style.css– main CSS file of the child theme
custom.css– in this file you can write your custom CSS styles
You can copy template files from parent theme to child theme folder and modify them to your needs.
Example of main
/* Theme Name: Directory Plus Child Theme Template: directory2 Version: 1.0 Author: Author URI: Description: Tags: License: GNU General Public License License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html */
If your Parent Theme folder uses different name than default theme name downloaded from our club website, make sure please you have changed name of parent theme in part
Template: directory2 to your theme name. For example if your theme is in folder
./wp-content/themes/myOwnThemeName you should change Template in child theme to:
Use of functions.php file
Child theme do not include
functions.php file. If you would like to add some additional functions, create new
functions.php file inside your child theme folder. Do not copy full content of
functions.php file from your parent theme into
functions.php file in child theme. Your new
functions.php file should contain only your own additional codes.
The structure of
functions.php file is simple. An opening PHP tag in the start of file, and your own php codes below it.
<?php // Opening PHP tag - do not insert any code or spaces before opening tag // Your php code starts here