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.
[snippet slug=child-theme lang=css]