You can also change your login logo and setup code that will run server side ( in the functions.php file we will create just now ), which means before your pages are served by apache (that’s most probably your webserver’s name). The coolest feature though is that you will be able to modify your parent theme’s pages simply by copying them in the child theme folder!
This will be quick… How to create a wordpress child theme!
What you’ll need:
- FTP address, username and password which you can get from your hosting provider
- FTP client program ( don’t bother searching, use https://filezilla-project.org/download.php )
- 10 minutes of your time
1) FTP LOGIN:
Log into your FTP account with FileZilla by filling in your Host URL, Username and Password and clicking connect
2) FIND THE THEMES FOLDER:
Usually all your website’s data is in /public_html so enter that folder first and then look for the following path:
3) CREATE THE CHILD’s THEME FOLDER:
Now create a new folder and call it whatever you want as long as inside of it you add the following files by right-clicking on filezilla and selecting Create new file:
- style.css with the following content, the only needed fields are Theme Name and Template
Theme Name: <Whatever name you want>
Template: <Your parent's theme folder name!>
/* =Theme customization starts here
- functions.php and just paste the following lines of code inside of it. This file executes coding stuff on your server before ANY page is served. Yes, the <php tag has no closing:
, get_template_directory_uri() .
- screenshot.png which can be any image you want and will be displayed right in your themes selection panel in wordpress which you can reach from Appearance > Themes