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