Customization begins with a WordPress Child Theme

by | Mar 3, 2016

Before making any custom modifications for WordPress you must create a Child-Theme for the theme you want to modify. A WordPress Child Theme is your doorway to a fully customizable WordPress website.

In this video I show you the simple steps of creating a child theme that can be modified and all the changes you make will NOT be deleted when you upgrade your parent theme.

Let me show you how it’s done.

CSS File Requirements

 Theme Name: Twenty Sixteen Child
 Description: Twenty Sixteen Child Theme
 Author: Your Name
 Template: twentysixteen
 Version: 1.0.0

Function to call parent CSS in functions.php file


add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_styles' );
 function theme_enqueue_styles() {
 wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-style', get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' );


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