To make the overall appearance of a WordPress website Eye-catching and unique, many web developers now design and customize their own theme and some of them make fewer changes in existing themes on the bases of their individual needs. For beginners, it can be too fishy to create their own theme or to make changes existing theme as all of us don’t have any clues about coding. So here we are going to tell you how to make child theme without coding(HTML or CSS).
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What is a child theme?
A child theme in WordPress is a theme which has all the functionality, features, and the code of the parent theme without making any changes to the parent theme itself. This allows users to change the styling of the parent theme and add/modify features without losing the ability to update the parent theme.
Advantages of Child theme:
Update without overwrites. A child theme will remain untouched when updating WordPress or the parent theme.You can freely get an update of your parent theme without any hesitation as it will not affect in loss of your data.
Safely fall back. If you accidentally leave something out of a child theme, the parent theme will supply the functionality without a hitch.
Extend functionality easily. When a framework is used as a parent theme, you can selectively extend the functions you need without touching anything else.
Why we need to make child theme without coding:
The use of codings is so fishy and highly time consumable and there is high risk of getting errors while writing and if you are a beginner in Web Designing then there is high risk for you get an issue like that so it’s better for you to create a child with use of a free plugin instead of writing codes.
How to make child theme without coding:
Go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New
Search for Child Theme Configurator
Install and Activate Plugin
(If you are facing any difficulty while installing it then you download it from its Official Site manually and copy it your WordPress File manager)
Go to Dashboard > Tools > Child Theme
Select a parent of which you want to make child theme and analyze it
Give a name to your theme directory.
Click on Primary stylesheet if you want to Save new custom styles directly to the Child Theme primary stylesheet, replacing the existing values. The primary stylesheet will load in the order set by the theme.
And if you want to Save new custom styles to a separate stylesheet and combine any existing child theme styles with the parent to form a baseline. Select separate stylesheet if you want to preserve the existing child theme styles instead of overwriting them. This option also allows you to customize stylesheets that load after the primary stylesheet.
Select advance handling settings as you want(I’ll suggest you leave them as they are).
Click on the show/hide child theme attribute and Customize the Child Theme Name, Description, Author, Version, etc. According to your choice but give a name to child theme something related to original theme as it can get fishy when you’ll find its parent theme for your future needs.
Click on Create child Theme
Now go to files and select the templates which you want to edit.
Hit on copy selected to child theme.
Finally, templates have been added to your child theme and are ready to get an edit.
Go to themes and activate the child theme.
Go to Appearance > Editor
Select the template which you want to edit.
Find the particular comment and rewrite its text and click on update file when will have done.
Finally, Your child theme is ready to use.