How to Create a Child Theme in WordPress

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Knowing how to install child themes in WordPress is very important when you plan on customizing your website.  If you’re not using a child theme, any changes you make to a WordPress theme’s template files (found at Appearance > Editor on your WordPress Dashboard) will be lost when you update your theme. It’s important to keep your WordPress theme up to date, because theme updates often fix security vulnerabilities and known errors in the theme’s code.  You could reinsert your custom code manually after every update, of course, but installing a child theme gives you the freedom to make changes to your theme that won’t be affected by updates to the parent theme.  It’s a WordPress best practice, and one […]