Friday Archive Dive: Child Themes in WordPress
It may be one of the most popular newcomer mistakes in implementing a WordPress-powered Web site. You make all sorts of changes to your site — get it just the way you want it — then you wake up the next morning to see than an update wiped out all of your hard work.
Why? Likely because you made your changes to the original theme instead of creating a Child Theme. Then, when the theme’s developers released an update, it wiped out those changes and set you back to Square One.
Luckily, setting up a Child Theme is easy-peasey. Here’s a step-by-step guide.