While starting a blog or website in WordPress, we will not recommend using the parent theme there. No matter if it is a personal blog or a business blog. In this post, we will show you that, how can you create WordPress child themes with plugin.
Typically, there are 2 methods are available for creating a WordPress child theme.
- With a plugin.
- Without a plugin.
Most beginners prefer the simple plugin method. In this post, we will show you the step by step guide to creating your own custom child theme with a plugin.
Why Use a Child Theme?
While using WordPress for your website, you might add custom CSS codes on the style.css file. But when the official theme author updates the theme, you will loss all your custom codes and will give you a fresh piece of the theme.
When you use a child theme for customizing, you will not lose any of your custom codes when you do a theme update. That’s why we recommend WordPress child themes. Below, we have explained the exact method to create the child theme.
How To Create WordPress Child Themes With Plugin
Let’s get started. First of all, log in to your WordPress dashboard and check out the activated theme. In my case, it is the default twenty seventeen WordPress theme.
Let’s go to the plugins section and activate the child themify plugin.
You can see the plugin settings under the appearance menu.
Choose the parent theme, name your child theme and click on the create child theme button.
You have now successfully created your own child theme.
In the themes section, you can see your newly created WordPress child theme.
Start activating it and customizing.
In case of you need additional theme files like footer.php and header.php, you can download it from your WordPress parent theme and upload it in your current child theme folder.
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