Tagged: Child Theme
- January 26, 2017 at 6:44 pm #5816
Hi Andrew, newbie here again. I have built my site using Ultra and everything’s good except I now realize I should have first created and used a child theme so things don’t fall apart at the next update. I don’t know anything about css coding though I can cut/paste and type. Can you help with advice? Thanks in advanceJanuary 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm #5817
Glad to hear the site’s coming along.
Did you edit theme files at a code level? Perhaps via
Appearance > Editoror directly via FTP upload and download? If not, no update loss will occur.
When WP themes and plugins update their entire folder is overwritten. This means that code edits will be lost. Everything else like settings, content, widget locations, those are all safe as they stored in the database.January 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm #5818
Well, I certainly didn’t change any code manually. I used Appearance>Customize>Theme settings, page settings etc. Some widgets like MetaSlider, SiteOrigin PageBuilder, also to change fonts and so on. Will this be safe from updates in the future? ThanksJanuary 26, 2017 at 7:16 pm #5819
100% safe, you don’t need a child theme for the above normal use cases. All of your work is safely stored in the WP database.January 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm #5820
Oh. Great. Thank youJanuary 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm #5821
For sure 🙂
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