When and Why to use a Child Theme

When and Why to Use a Child Theme

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Many WordPress themes come with customization features that you can utilize without needing to make any code changes. Many themes allow you to make simple and complex customizations to the theme all within the WordPress dashboard. But sometimes, the theme your site uses may not have a way to alter something within the dashboard, requiring you to modify the files of your theme in order to make the change. In this article, we’ll discuss the safe way to modify your theme’s files by using a Child theme. What is a child theme? A child theme is a WordPress term for …

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How to Choose a WordPress Theme

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Choosing a theme for your WordPress website is exciting, but can quickly feel daunting. With so many themes to choose from, it helps to know what to look for when reviewing your choices. Some themes are free, some have one-time fees, and others have yearly fees. In this article, we’ll discuss a few tips and guidelines for picking the perfect theme for your WordPress site. Consider your needs Before you start searching for themes, take a moment to consider the purpose of your site and the tone you want to convey. If you’re making a blog about parenting tips, you’d …

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How to Add CSS & JavaScript Files to your WordPress Site

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For one reason or another, you may find yourself needing to add a script or stylesheet to your WordPress site. Maybe you’re trying out a new font or you want to add a cool JavaScript plugin to your theme. There are a few different ways you can do this, but there’s one approach in particular that you should take whenever possible. Additionally, this approach is considered the “proper way” to include CSS & JavaScript files in your WordPress site, per the WordPress Codex. One upfront disclaimer: This method involves modifying the code in your theme. If you’re using a premium …