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When should I use a child theme?

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I don't fully understand the concept of working with child themes.


Wordpress warns me that changes I've done to the theme will be lost when updating to a new version.

But it's not clear to me if this includes the work I've done when building the site with the DMS editor.


I built my site with the DMS editor without using a child theme. I haven't done any manual changes to the files, I've only been using the editor.


Does this still mean I'll lose everything if I update the theme, or am I ok?



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Does this still mean I'll lose everything if I update the theme, or am I ok?

No thats a generic warning. Its safe to ignore unless you have edited any files, never ignore the other line tho that reminds you to make a backup ;)

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