[Resolved] is it necessary to create a child theme?

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    hi is it necessary to create a child theme? for generate press? also if you have an exisiting website with another theme is the migration to generate theme complicated? does it effect anything? do i need to do my website all over again? i just picked up the premium add ons – is there a tutorial that can help me understand its functionality and utilize it to maximum benefit. thanks

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    Hi there,

    Child themes are necessary if you’ll be doing a lot of customization outside of the built in options.

    For example, if you’ll be overwriting template files, or adding custom page templates etc..

    For adding CSS and PHP, these articles should help:

    As for migration being complicated, it totally depends on your current theme. You will most likely have to re-build the visual aspects of your website again, but all of your content etc.. will remain as long as your previous theme used best WordPress practices.

    Our knowledge base has information on all of the add-ons, and we have video tutorials on the way as well: https://generatepress.com/knowledgebase/

    Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚


    thank you tom for the prompt reply, really appreciate your prompt support, it is very heartening, my current theme is built using a child theme, so if i activate the generate press parent theme would it have any migration issue? i do understand i need to rebuild the look and feel slightly, also hope beaver builder works fine with generate press theme.

    so as i understand it is not necessary to use a child theme when i use GP. Because the challenges then would be the updates that you may deliver from time to time and the codes that were used in the child theme might be overridden.

    please advice

    many thanks tom once again


    also i can safely delete the current theme right? once i activate GP, sorry to bother you

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    Lead Developer

    Once you activate GeneratePress, you may need to do things like re-set your theme location for your menus in “Appearance > Menus” and re-add your widgets (which will move into the Inactive Widgets area in “Appearance > Widgets”).

    Then you’ll be able to rebuild the look and style with the options.

    You can delete your old theme, but I would wait just in case you need something from it ๐Ÿ™‚

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