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Creating Wordpress Child Theme The Easy Way

Have you ever tried creating wordpress 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.

 Have you ever tried buying a premium wordpress theme that you like?

You make all the customizations like changing the fonts or colors. Perhaps you bought a 2 column theme and customized it to make it a one column theme.

You spend countless hours or days in the customer support forum or email support of the theme shop where you bought your theme.

They advised you to paste this css code in your theme and so on.

All of this effort of yours comes down to nothing when you update your theme only to find out that after updating your theme, all those customization is lost.

You may not be aware of the term child theme when you are starting out to blog in the wordpress platform.

Perhaps you may be one of those, who came from blogging in the free Google blogger platform where it is so easy to set up and easier to maintain a blog.

Wordpress is harder to maintain than a blogger blog. You have to update not only your theme but also your plugins and if anyone of those breaks down, Your wordpress blog in general will be affected.

It is advisable that you should create a child theme from a parent theme. Creating a wordpress child theme does not need to be difficult.

I bought my first wordpress theme from mythemeshop for $9. It was sold at a discount then with one year of support and update.

 I was advised to make a child theme out of the theme I bought. Guides were provided how to do it.

Being a newbie then, with zero knowledge in blogging on the wordpress platform, I was lost.

Since I am a newbie, I do not want to dwell in the cpanel or modify php code or anything of that sort just to make a child theme.

I discovered a very easy method of creating a child theme without going to the cpanel or dwelling with ftp or anything of that sort.

I made a child theme by using a free wordpress plugin, yes a free wordpress plugin freely downloadable from the wordpress plugin repository.

The name of the plugin is Child Theme Configurator. Just download this plugin and activate it.

Child Theme Configurator is a fast and easy to use CSS editor that allows you to create a child theme and customize it by clicking easy to follow options of its Customizer.

After creating a wordpress child theme, activate it and use it and you will never again lose any modifications you make on your theme when you update your wordpress theme.

Creating wordpress child theme doesn't need to be difficult.

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