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How to Create a Child Theme

child theme

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.


In some case you may need to create a child theme for our themes. Here are all of the necessary steps:

The good news is that our themes follow the official WordPress code guidelines. So, you can easily create a child theme, here are all of the necessary steps:

1. create a new folder for your child theme

2. add style.css file into your child theme folder. Here’s an example content for the file:

Theme Name: tArt Child
Theme URI:
Description: tArt Theme
Author: Tihomir Ivanov
Author URI:
Template: tart
Version: 1.0.0
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI:
Tags: light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready
Text Domain: tishonator

3. Add functions.php file into your child theme folder. Here’s an example content for the file:

add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘tartchild_enqueue_styles’ );
function tartchild_enqueue_styles() {
wp_enqueue_style( ‘parent-style’, get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/style.css’ );


The above function load the parent (the original) theme stylesheets

4. Login to Admin Panel and navigate to Left Menu -> Appearance -> Themes, then activate your newly created Child theme.

5. After activating the theme, the slider images will have to be re-configured. Navigate to Admin Panel -> Left Menu -> Appearance -> Customize -> Slider Section. Then set images for Slides.



About the Author

Tihomir Ivanov is a WordPress and Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC) developer, founder of, a fan of Linux and Open Source, Minimalism (in Design and Life), Sci-fi, Fantasy, Classic and History books :)

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