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:

<?php

/*
 *	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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