Parent theme is a theme that is further divided into many sub-themes. It contains all the files required for themes. The parent theme includes WordPress Template files and assets for the theme to work.
Child theme inherits its functionality from the parent theme. Child theme allows you to make changes within the parent theme and you can enhance the functionality or the look of the parent theme in such a way that if the parent theme is updated, the changes will not lost.
This includes, a style sheet, a template file, and a functions.php.
It is the best way to customize WordPress themes. By creating a child theme, you can customize the theme without affecting the parent theme.
The child theme is preferred for heavy customization. If you are not ready to put into an excessive change in the theme, then it is advised not to use it.
Child themes are easily customized and do not affect the parent theme in any way. It also allows the parent theme to update without tampering the changes in the child theme.
Below are the steps to create a child theme-
It contains programming code for the theme. To create a style sheet first, we have to create a file and name it style.css. Then a code is written to make it functional. It contains the theme name, theme URI, description, template, author name and author URI etc.
These files allow changing, adding functionality, and features to the WordPress website.
Create a functions.php file and paste –
//* Code goes here
It is to get the parent theme style into the child theme. There are two ways to do so.
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