Hello! Creating a child theme in WordPress allows you to make changes to an existing theme without modifying its core files. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a child theme:
Create a new folder on your computer or in your host server. Give it a name that represents your child theme (e.g.,
Inside the newly created folder, create a new file called
style.css. Open it in a text editor.
style.css file, add the following code to define the information about your child theme:
/* Theme Name: My Beautiful Child Theme Template: twentytwentytwo */
My Beautiful Child Theme with the desired name for your child theme, and
twentytwentytwo with the name of the parent theme you want to create a child theme for.
Save your style.css
If you want to override specific template files from the parent theme, create a new folder within your child theme folder called
template-parts. You can replicate the directory structure and file names of the templates you want to override. For example, if you want to override the
content.php file, create the following structure:
Next, upload the entire child theme folder (including the
style.css file and the
template-parts folder if applicable) to the
wp-content/themes/ directory on your WordPress site.
Log in to your WordPress admin area and go to Appearance > Themes. You should see your new child theme in the list. Now, select “Activate” button to activate your child theme.
Always refer to the official WordPress documentation for best practices.
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