Importance of Child Theme in WordPress

Hello friends. You might have heard a lot about WordPress child themes. But you won’t have much idea about what it is.

In this article we are going to explain the concept of a child theme is very easy to understand way.

Using Child Themes

You may be aware that when a WordPress theme is updated and put on a website, any customizations made to the theme are lost. Now, if you want to adopt an existing theme but retain the ability to update it without losing your work, developing a child theme is a better option than modifying the theme directly.

Additionally, you would utilise a child theme in conjunction with a theme framework, or if you have established a starter theme or framework that you wish to use as the basis for all future projects, adding additional functionality to the child theme or via plugins as needed.

The Parent/Child Theme Relationship

In theory, any theme can be used as a parent theme, thus you are not limited to specially developed parent themes (although some themes, such as those that power theme frameworks, are designed specifically as parent themes and would not function independently).

The relationship between the parent and child themes can be summarized as follows:

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