In this post I will show you how to create a Child Theme for your WordPress site and cover why you need to have a Child Theme.
But first lets cover the ‘why’.
When you are building a website using WordPress, the theme is what makes your site look the way it does.
The size and color of the letters in this post, the background image (if there was one) and other elements that make this site look like it does is in most parts, due to the theme I use.
Sometimes I might want to change certain things of the theme that cannot be changed in the built-in them customizer. Things like making the border around the content area round instead of square or remove the title just on the home page. These can be done by customizing the code within the theme.
The problem with customizing the theme code is that every so often the theme creator discovers something about the theme that requires an update. Something like a part of the code that can be hacked and allow the bad people to break your site or worse. Or the theme creator simply wants to make the theme better and in either case they create an update and for your theme to maintain its functions and security, it needs to be Continue reading