Build your own WordPress Twenty Sixteen Child Theme

Child themes are very popular these days. We will create a simple child theme for the Twenty Sixteen, one of the main standard WordPress themes.

To get started we will create a folder and we will name it twentysixteen-child . Then we will create a style.css inside this folder.

Theme Name: 	Twenty Sixteen Child Theme
Description:	Simple child theme for the twentysixteen wordpress theme
Template: 	twentysixteen
Version: 	1.0.0
Text Domain: 	twenty-sixteen-child

@import url("../twentysixteen/style.css");

 * Your custom CSS code here

Just zip and upload your newly created child them. This should be enough to enable child theme editing. An alternative way to do it is to create a function.php  inside the same folder that enqueues the main theme style.css just like this:


 *	Include parent theme styles
function enqueue_twentysixteen_style() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'twentysixteen_style', get_template_directory_uri().'/style.css' );
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_twentysixteen_style');

 * Your custom functions and hooks here

By doing this you don’t have to do the @import  in the CSS file. Just for the sake of appearance, you can also include a sceenshot.png  file inside your folder before uploading it.

Simple as that, enjoy.


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