Remember that code
We sometimes like to use code snippets before we use a plugin. Why? It is easier if you only need that one function and not an entire plugin. Also, some plugin authors like to “spam” your Dashboard to buy a pro version of the plugin.
Where must you place the code: Most of the code must be placed into functions.php file that is in your Child Theme folder. Never put code directly into your theme or WordPress core files. Bellow, I will show you how to create a child theme.
What files can you add to your child theme: Most popular files that are in your child theme is style.css, function.php, header.php and footer.php. It all depends on what you want to change. I will show you more examples further down the tutorials.
Create your child theme: For this, you will need FTP details.
- Login to your WordPress installation (FTP), open wp-content->themes.
- Create a new folder and name it what you want. I like to name it like this: “Child-“. By putting “Child-” then parent theme I will know what parent theme I used.
- Create a file called “style.css” and insert the code below. Remember to rename the fields where I explain the different lines.
/* Theme Name: Name for your child theme Description: Give a good description about what parent theme you use with. Author: Your name or Company name Template: astra //this is the name op your parent theme */ @import url('../astra/style.css'); /*link to your parent theme stylesheet. In most cases it will be something like this.*/
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