Using a Child Theme

(and other things you need to know to start editing your theme)

A child theme allows you to change small aspects of your site’s appearance yet still preserve your theme’s look and functionality.

WordPress Theme Handbook

Child themes

  • allow you to modify a theme without blocking the ability to apply theme updates
  • give you a starting point to make development much faster rather than coding everything from scratch

Slide Presentation on Child Themes from Ottawa WordCamp 2019

WordCAmp Ottawa 2019

I recently led a session on Child Themes for Ottawa WordCamp 2019 entitled Child Themes and what else you need to know to start editing your theme. Hopefully this may be helpful, even without the commentary!


Here are some additional resources that you may find useful: