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Maintaining Your Theme as a Parent Theme0:52 with Zac Gordon
When you build a theme using Bootstrap, it is possible to build it in a way that will allow you to use it for a range of different projects in the future.
We've done some great work, creating WordPress templates that we can
easily adapt, and modify for a range of different types of sites.
The idea from here is that when we need to start a new bootstrap based WordPress
project, we simply install this theme and then
create a custom child theme for our specific project.
What this means is that as we continue
to use this starter theme for future projects.
We try to apply universal updates and improvements back into this parent theme.
Rather than continually reproducing things in custom child themes.
For example, if you know that you make a new custom template for a client project.
You may decide that its worth your time to add that template option back
into this parent theme, so you can easily reuse it again in a future project.
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