wordpress child theme development

WordPress Child Theme Development

A step by step WordPress Child Theme Development Tutorial from BN WEB DESIGN. In this tutorial you will learn how to develop wordpress child theme, Upload, Install and Activate.

WordPress Child Theme Development – Benefits

  1. Easy to Edit WordPress theme core files,
  2. Easy to recover from Accidental Damage,
  3. Easy to update and
  4. Show your expertise in WordPress.

WordPress Child Theme Development – Create

1. Create a new folder and name it child (you can use any name),

2. Create a new file inside child folder and name it as style.css,

3. Open newly created style.css file and add this below code:

/*

Theme Name: Child of Twenty Twelve

Theme URI: URI to your theme

Description: Twenty Twelve child theme with a twist or two

Author: Your name and a link to your site

Version: 0.0.1

Template: twentytwelve

*/

4. Important: You need to type exact wordpress parent theme name as like as it is. Otherwise child theme will not work properly.

Template: twentytwelve

* To find WordPress parent theme name go to wp-content/themes. You will find the theme name.

wordpress child theme development
WordPress Child Theme Development

5. Save style.css file.

6. Copy index.php file in child folder.

WordPress Child Theme Development : Upload & Activate

1. To upload newly created child theme, you need to zip WordPress Child Theme folder. If you are using Windows operating system, then right mouse click on child folder > go to send > Compressed. A new zipped folder will create.

wp child theme development
WordPress Child Theme Development

2. Login to your WordPress Admin Account,

3. Navigate to Appearance > Theme > Add New > Upload,

wordpress child theme development
WordPress Child Theme Development

4. Click on Choose file

5. Select Wordpress Child Theme zipped folder and click on install

6. After Installation, click on Activate.

wordpress child theme development
WordPress Child Theme Development

7. WordPress Child Theme will activate.

You can download WordPress Twenty Twelve Child theme from below box:

[wpfilebase tag=file id=2 tpl=download-button /]

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Emdad Khan

I am Emdad Khan, A WordPress Theme Developer and Author of BN Web Design Website. A full time Freelancer on WordPress Theme Development & Optimization as well as blogger.

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