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WordPress How to Make a Website with WordPress Customizing WordPress Themes How to Make Child Themes

Adel Hameed
Adel Hameed
3,427 Points

How create a child theme with my own domain

I attempted to create a child theme, and modified the name and URL to match my own template chosen, but I can't see the new theme in the selection list. I need a step-by-step description of how I can do that on any theme.

5 Answers

Hugo Paz
Hugo Paz
15,622 Points

The wordpress codex provides a good tutorial http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

Have you done the course here on Treehouse that explains how to set up child themes?

john Telep
john Telep
3,239 Points

It's not a step by step but i used to use a plugin called Orbius child theme generator(available free in the WordPress plugin directory) when i first started with WordPress.

It automatically creates the child theme and then you can edit until your hearts content.

I had problems a few years ago when i would follow the steps on the WordPress child themes page but it wouldn't work no matter what i seemed to try like everything would look fine in the files and then i would try and activate the child and an error message would pop up. I can't seem to remember what i was doing wrong to make the theme not work tho.

john Telep
john Telep
3,239 Points

You can even delete the plugin once your child theme is created as well if you don't want it on your site, and it won't affect the child theme

Adel Hameed
Adel Hameed
3,427 Points

That's great! Thanx for the help. I'll try it and let you know how it went for me.

Adel Hameed
Adel Hameed
3,427 Points

I still have an issue. I downloaded Minamaze theme and I created a child theme exactly as in the Codex, but I can't see the theme from WP Admin. Is it possible that Minamaze is locked somehow from child themes being created?

john Telep
john Telep
3,239 Points

I do not think a wp theme can stop a child theme from being created for that theme. How are you creating the child theme's go you walk us through your process?

john Telep
john Telep
3,239 Points
Theme Name: Minamaze Child 01
Theme URI: 
Description: Child 01 theme for the Minamaze theme
Author: <a href="http://www.ThinkUpThemes.com">ThinkUpThemes</a>
Author URI: 
Template: minamaze
Version: 1.0.5
*/

@import url('../minamaze/style.css'); 

try using that in your child theme stylesheet