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[Resolved] Can I or should I use Child Theme Configurator with Generate Press (w/add ons)

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    Helen

    I’m a real beginner. Have GP with all add ons. I have used Child Theme Configurator with a different website and want to know if I can use it with GP. Or is it overkill since the GP configurator appears to have so many built-in options.

    #145451
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You’ll want a child theme if you’re going to add custom CSS or PHP.

    That being said, I suggest just using our blank child theme if you do want to install one: http://generatepress.com/api/themes/generatepress_child.zip

    Let me know if you need more info 🙂

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    Helen Bastian

    Helen Bastian <bastianhmb@gmail.com>
    9:49 AM (0 minutes ago)

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    Thank you Tom, Totally didn’t expect such a speedy reply and certainly not on the weekend. I have downloaded the Child zip file, now what?

    I am terribly new at this so I have some very simple questions. Do I understand correctly that the purpose of using a child theme is only if I want to make changes to the parent theme, e.g. to permanently change my footer so that word press or other copyright info is over written.

    Therefore, should I still be doing all my site content development (text, photos, etc.) in the parent? That is, do I make the parent “active” before adding or editing content? And make the child “active” when I want to change something in the child?

    Helen Bastian

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    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Helen,

    To install the child theme, download the .zip file to your computer.

    Then go to “Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload” and upload the .zip.

    Activate it and you’ll be good to go.

    The child theme should always stay active – the parent theme will simply run in the background.

    Basically, once the child theme is active, you can totally forget about it and focus on adding your content/making your changes 🙂

    Let me know if you need more info.

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