Modifying a theme

The best way to make any changes to a theme is to create a child theme. Full details are in the WordPress Codex. Here’s a reminder of the steps:

  1. Create directory for theme in wp-content/themes – convention is <name of parent>-child
  2. Main file is style.css. Needs the following:
     Theme Name:     Twenty Thirteen Child
     Theme URI:
     Description:    Twenty Thirteen Child Theme
     Author:         John Doe
     Author URI:
     Template:       twentythirteen
     Version:        1.0.0
    @import url("../twentythirteen/style.css");
    /* =Theme customization starts here
    -------------------------------------------------------------- *
  3. Activate theme
  4. Editor section shows a list of all the theme’s files

About Antonia Whitaker

An administrative, sales and marketing background has given me an understanding of what users want from their website. I do not confuse issues with technical jargon and I listen to what people want.

19. October 2013 by Antonia Whitaker
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