Activate Child theme on live website

Updated: February 2, 2017

The biggest problem of Child theme activation on live website which has been built only using Parent theme is problem to load all Theme Options and Page Builder configuration. It’s because of activated Child theme recognized as absolutely new theme. Don’t worry about lost data, all data are stored in database assigned to parent theme.

Steps to recovery options in Child theme

  1. keep Parent theme activated
  2. in Theme Options > Export download file with exported options
  3. activate Child theme
  4. in Theme Options > Import settings import downloaded file, most of theme options and all page builder layout will be imported to website which use Child theme

Still have problems with some images on frontend?

Some images on the frontend (usually social icons and other images provided with theme) were pointed to ./parent-theme/design/img folder of your parent theme. These images cannot be loaded now, because their urls were changed to folder ./child-theme/design/img and this folder doesn’t exist in your child theme.

Possible solutions:

  • change urls in theme options to point back to images from parent theme folder
  • copy ./design/img folder from parent theme to child theme

Author: Ivan Hudak

Support Manager