How to Make (and use) a WordPress Child Theme – Tutorial

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How child themes work, how to make them, and how to use them. Learn the right way to customize your WordPress site so your changes don’t get overwritten when you update your parent theme.

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  2. Hello there…thanks for this tutorial. How come whenever I tried creating a child theme using the above lines in the style.css I end up with a blank, very basic html version of the parent theme…? What am i doing wrong…? I don't get how you ended up with an exact replica of the parent theme…?  Thanks for any help… 

  3. It would have been great if you had shown how to save a document with the .css extension. I couldn't see how to do that on my Mac so I googled it.

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  6. So you use a child theme to hold your style sheet.? Any changes you make your wordpress sites CSS should be done via the child themes CSS? That still doesn't make sense to me regarding other changes that WILL be written over when you update. Like your logo or sidebar content… Unless I'm way off.

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