Child Themes

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Piss, bugger, bum, fart.

I start quite a few posts like that don’t I?

OK, a reminder to everyone why child themes are awesome. A child theme is your own personal CSS that is added on to, and over rules, the theme you are using. If you change part of a theme, next time you update the theme, you lose your changes. Your child theme however remains the same until you change it.

So the smart man adds a child theme to change the page dimensions, element shapes, font families and visual style of a theme. The blithering idiot makes changes direct to the theme.

Guess what blithering idiot is now in a quandary after making dozens of changes to the theme 10 months ago, without a child theme, or noting what they all were, to now see theres a new update waiting for his theme.

Bugger.

14 thoughts on “Child Themes

  1. Phil Huston

    My wife had a Popeye’s litany of profanity she let go when she was writing her dissertation. There are day when she asks why I need to swear, and days when she shames a longshoreman with blisters and new boots. I’ll take yours, and probably use it. Don’t you love adding to someone’s creative stockpile?

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    1. sable Post author

      Hah. Yeah its the classic, “Do stop swearing hunny, theres no fucking need for it.” 😀

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    1. sable Post author

      For me its in the camp of ‘should know better’. I have been WordPressing for years and tell everyone the virtues of child themes, then go and ignore all my own advice when doing it myself. Doh!

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        1. sable Post author

          Welcies 🙂 If you host your images elsewhere you can use their softalicious ‘one click’ to install WordPress and should not need more than the cheapest subscription. 🙂

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