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it is important to make a child theme???? cant we work on thematic directly

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  • Started 8 years ago by renz
  • Latest reply from Jonny Janiero
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  1. renz
    Member

    it is important to make a child theme???? cant we work on thematic directly

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. nickbernier
    Member

    The main reason you want to make a child theme is to ensure that you can update/upgrade your base Thematic without having to track all the changes you had made in its cores files and then have to go back and redo it all.

    To me, that's the main reason why I've stuck to the child themes.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Agreed. Child themes used to confuse me at first but after a while of NEVER having to rehack your theme to pieces because of an upgrade, or - gasp! - opting not to upgrade! - I'd never go back to the old method. Child themes are much simpler.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. its works pretty much the same as if you started hacking core WordPress files. a new version drops, hacks are lost. thats why people started using hooks and filters to ammend WordPress core (over direct hacks).
    so, a child themes relationship to its parent is the same relationship as WordPress to a parent theme.
    many have argued that child themes add bloat and confusion.
    its just a safe extesion really. pretty much like having a super duper plugin that controls php and css.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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