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Basic Child Theme
I want to install a basic child theme on a site I'm switching from iBlogPro6 to PL5 and want to make sure I've got the minimum covered:
screenshot.png style.css functions.php That's it, isn't it?
Skeleton Child Theme
Follow up for Danny about the Skeleton child theme on github.....
I am going to download the advanced version for a client site I will be starting to build. I was reading through the theming overview and structure on pagelines. basically I download this and rename the directory to the theme name. then change out all the headers in the style.css file, add any css that I may want to have styled on site wide and save it, then zip that and upload it as my theme to basically build out a demo site. create any customized page templates for internal or site pages I want, drag and drop pieces into sections and save them as new sections to be reused in the site and then go to the import + export area in global settings and publish this configuration to child theme.
I don't expect to get into building custom sections yet or messing with any php either. But how do I then go about exporting this so that I can reuse it? Does the Custom CSS/Less that i put into the pagelines custom area in the editor get added to the theme when I publish the config to child theme for future use as well?
I am really new to this whole "building a theme" thing. I have read stuff on github on creating wordpress child themes, lynda.com etc and it seems a little advanced for me but I see the value of using the child theme for the client instead of just installing dms and doing custom css on it.
Is there any additional guidance you can provide me?
I really wish you made a step by step teaching tutorial video or lesson based guide that a person can work through each step in building out the first ones from basic to advanced. That would be awesome....
Look forward to hearing back.
When and Why Do I Need to Use a Child Theme with DMS?
Hi! I have done a ton of sites with DMS. A client (who is very happy with her site) just had another developer look at the site I created for her and was shocked that I had not used a Child Theme. She got an earful about it. I have been doing sites for clients without using a Child Theme. Is there a problem with this? Should I be using a Child Theme with DMS?
If I do need to be using a child theme is there an easy way to take what I have created and turn it into a Child Theme?
If you guys think I am good to go as I have been doing things, anyone have a thoughtful response on how I can explain things to my client?
Thanks for your input! Feeling like I should already know this stuff. Thought it was more a matter of preference than best practice, but maybe I am wrong!?
Creating page templates for a child theme
Hi there, Just bought the DMS framework and I am very excited to start!
I will be using the framework to build child themes. Just to be clear all of the styling I change in the child theme will not precipitate though to the parent DMS, is this the same for building page templates. i.e. should I build the page templates in the parent theme or child theme? Once I build and save the new page templates via the DMS framework, where will they be stored (so I can access them through FTP)
Thanks in advance and so far Pagelines is awesome! :)
How Do I Create a Child Theme for iblogpro6
Scratch this topic: the usual way does work. I think I need sleep.
(Couldn't prefix the topic with iblogpro6 because it's not in the topic prefix dropdown).
Anyway, I've tried the usual way, with Danny's Skeleton theme, but it's not working.
Could someone let me know what I need to do?