7 thoughts on “How To Make a WordPress Child Theme Tutorial

  1. Well that’s an ok read… however, some parent-child items do not resolve correctly unless Im missing something. Namely, image paths in what I’d expect to be the CSS.
    Here’s an example. I make the following child theme and put it in a dir called “moo”. I’ll call on the WP default theme. I dont want to style it from scratch so I add the @import to pull the parent CSS. So we have…

    /*
    Theme Name: Moo
    Theme URI: http: //example.com/
    Description: Testing WordPress Child Themes
    Author: mrexample
    Author URI: http: //example.com/
    Template: default
    Version: 1.0
    */
    @import url(“../default/style.css”);

    But it seems as though the background image is not showing up. Here we get a call for… http: //www.example.com/wp-content/themes/moo/images/kubrickbgwide.jpg

    Why? Because as I see it the “kubrickbgwide.jpg ” image is not called via the CSS, but instead through the PHP file, “header.php” Hmm… so in this case I’m not sure “any” theme could, or rather, should be a parent theme. So this might be an easy one to fix of course, but what of all the other more complex themes?

  2. @ian Right on. Just odd that the Default WP theme has so many peculiarities. back when WP was new and shiny to me, that was the theme I always used as research for tags etc.

  3. Thanks for the mention, Ian! :-)

    Kubrick is the theme I wanted to use in the examples –so that people wouldn’t have to download and then upload a theme just to follow the tutorial– but I run into the issue Kel describes…

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