[Support request] I have a question about child theme.

Home Forums Support I have a question about child theme.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1257073
    Lee

    For example
    1. To change the theme’s CSS, simply install the “simple CSS plugin” and add the code.
    2. To add functionality to your theme’s functions.php, simply install the “Code Snippets plugin” and add the code.

    In this case, you need to install 2 plugins.

    Or you can install the child theme and edit the code directly in style.css and functions.php.

    In terms of site speed and safety, which method do you recommend, plugin or child theme?

    Is it just a personal taste difference?

    It may not matter, but I am very curious.

    #1257766
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    There is one MUST HAVE reason for a child theme and that is if you want to make edits to theme or plugin templates, or wish to create your own templates with PHP.

    Other than that Child Themes add another styles.css which creates one more request, so may result in slightly longer load times.

    Safety/Security – i suppose another user will be less likely to mess up a function or CSS style if it is in a Child Theme….

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.