Child theme Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

What is wordpress child theme ?

WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits its functionality from another (Parent) theme.

 Why child theme is necessary ?

Child themes are used to make customize or tweak an existing WordPress theme without losing the ability to upgrade the theme.

How to Override Parent Theme Functions ?

Before start override parent theme functions you must know all your parent theme’s functions., there are three ways to override parent theme functions., I’m going to provide the 3ways and its short description here., We should discuss briefly in another post.
1. Using pluggable wordpress functions – When your parent theme using pluggable wordpress functions ( function_exists() ) , then you can use the function on your child theme and override parent theme function.
2.Using Child theme function with priority  – Always child theme function will load first., so by providing priority for child theme’s function we can overeide parent theme function.
3.Using hooks, filters and actions in child theme functions – In child theme you can unhook parent theme function and add the new custom functions which you needed.

Why Child Theme Generator ?

here you can download the child theme for the Most popular wordpress themes., also you have the option to create your own child theme., and upload and state doing your customization easily. Our Child theme generator is online plugin, so no need to install on your wordpress blog / site.

Broken Theme Error, Why “The parent theme is missing. Please install the “twentyseventeen” parent theme.” Error comes ?

There are two reasons for this Error.,
1.Parent theme not installed., Make sure the parent theme was installed fine.
2.Child theme’s ‘template’ directory Name was wrong., Make sure the Template path (Folder name of the Parent theme) was correct.

How to display wordpress child theme css directory url ?

To echo or display the child theme directory use the following php code

<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>

How to add js or image file child theme header.php or footer.php or template files ?

To link js file the header.php just add / upload the js file in the child theme director and use the following php code in your file.

<script src='<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>/filename.js' type='text/javascript'></script>

To add image in the post or page template upload the image into images folder and use the following php code

<img src="<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>/images/filename.jpg"  >