Create a WordPress Child Theme
A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. WordPress child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.
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Why use a Child Theme?
There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:
- If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved.
- WordPress child themes are a non-destructive way to edit WordPress themes.
- Using a child theme can speed up development time.
- Using a child theme is a great way to learn about WordPress theme development.
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