We are now in part 4 of the How To Start Your #Authorpreneur Blog. In this video, we will learn how to create a child theme. A child theme is used to protect your blog from freakish, unexpected changes that may occur to your theme.
For those who are just joining us, in part 1, we learned how to buy a domain name for your blog. In part 2, we learned how to host your domain name. In part 3, we learned how to install WordPress on your blog.
Creating a child theme is a simple process, but you have to follow the steps which I explain in the video.
Go ahead and watch the video to learn how to create a child them for your WordPress blog.
A few reminders…
Once you log into the Filemanger…
- Find your domain name’s directory on the left
- Click on ‘wp-content’
- Then click on ‘themes,’ and
- create your new file directory with the name of the theme plus child.
Make sure the directory’s name is the same at the theme’s name so the child theme will read the original theme
Once you’ve created the new directory create a stylesheet AND name is style.css (If you don’t name the file ‘style.css’, your child theme will NOT work. I had to find out the hard way.)
Then insert the following code:
Theme Name: (Write the theme name)
Description: Child theme for the organic_structure_free_v3
Author: (Your Name)
Template: (Type the EXACT name of the template
Again, make sure the directory’s name is the same asthe theme’s name so the child theme will read the original theme properly.
I hope this video has been helpful. See you in the next video.
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For the rest of the series, check out the following articles.