Learners will learn about child themes and how they may be used to tweak and expand the functionality of a parent theme in WordPress. Child themes enable users to edit a theme without affecting the original theme files, making it easier to update and manage the theme.

This Lesson may cover the following specific topics:

  • An overview of child themes and how they function in WordPress.
  • The advantages of having a child theme include being able to update the parent theme without affecting customization.
  • How to Create and Install a WordPress Child Theme
  • Using Functions.php and style.css to customise a child theme.
  • Guidelines for Using and Managing Child Themes
  • How to troubleshoot and debug difficulties with child themes

By the end of this session, students will have a solid understanding of child themes and how to use them in WordPress to tweak and extend the functionality of a parent theme.