I'd like to modify the Feature Site theme. Should I directly edit the files or create a Child Theme (of a child theme)?
Should I make a Child Theme of Feature Site?(7 posts)
I have "child themes" of the power blog site - duplicate all the files and rename the theme, then edit away (leaving in kudos for the creation of the original of course :D). I've pondered 'child of a child' themes but it just makes my brain hurt
grandchild themes? i asked that when i first started too. the answer is pretty much no. do as evilgrin suggests: duplicate and hack away.
Thank you both for your responses! Actually I already had done what evilgrin suggested but the duplicate, renamed theme wasn't showing up as an option in my Dashboard. Thought at first it might be some kind of cache issue w/ Firefox or the fact that I'm developing this site locally (and haven't done that before).
However, I'd duplicated the Feature Site files *after* I'd mucked around with them a bit, then renamed the folder, and left the original (altered) theme files alone. And the new theme wasn't showing up.
FWIW, I then replaced the altered originals with copies of the unaltered, original Feature Site files, and voila, the new, renamed and altered version showed up as a theme choice in the dashboard.
I've had that happen, where renaming and tinkering resulted in ...nothing... but upon closer inspection, it's usually been an issue with either naming (changing the name in the template but not in the folder name for example) or in duplicating all the files, but in not watching out that I didn't change all the information - such as the location of my new files. Usually, when I went back and looked at the names and links, that's where I had gone wrong. I've never done creation locally (or never done it well!) so someone else could let you know if something messed up there, but check names :)
you also must change the info in style.css
OK, maybe I'm still incomplete here.
So for the "altered" child theme, change the name in the style.css; and the template--just to confirm, that's "front-page.php" (for Featured Page)?
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