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Cynthia & Ryan Lim
Cynthia & Ryan Lim
4,251 Points

How do I create a Child theme if I've installed the theme via WP admin (Appearance>Theme>Install)?

The child theme demo by Zac shows the Theme (twentythirteen) being on both local and WP on the FTP. He then created a child theme on the local site. My question is, if I had installed a theme via WP admin, the theme is not yet downloaded to the local site. In that case, is it still possible to create a child theme? Or is it mandatory to download the themes from Wordpress.org instead?

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,028 Points

You should be able to create child theme by first making the folder and files locallay and then uploading the theme via FTP. It would go alongside the main (parent) theme like this .

parenttheme (directory) parenttheme-child (directory)

And so long as WordPress has the required files WordPress should know that you want to have a child theme.

Cynthia & Ryan Lim
Cynthia & Ryan Lim
4,251 Points

How about the other way around? If I installed WP theme through WP admin, the theme file is not local yet. Do I just drag it over in FTP to download? Just checking if it is an essential step to download the file locally.