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    Default Using Child theme for Socrates

    Hi,
    I am just getting started with Wordpress, but I have seen several places that recommend installing your theme and setting up a child theme so that theme updates don't undo all your customisations. Apparently it is recommended even if you are just going to change the background!

    However there does not seem to be any discussion of child themes on the Socrates website.

    Does anyone have any comments on the need for using a child theme with Socrates?

    Thanks

    Kev

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    We discussed having a custom css file in a future update which in essence would be a child theme.

    With Socrates aside from CSS changes and custom headers everything is stored in the Wordpress database.

    The vast majority of Socrates users never make any changes to the files so it's not an issue.

    For now if you've made changes to our template files or css, it's important to note those changes if you upgrade to new versions.

    And when we do upgrades, we will also mention the files that were updated, so you can FTP just the files that we changed, and perhaps not influence files that you changed.

    However, we recognize the value of child themes and custom css so it is on our drawing board.

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    I see this post was in 2010... I don't see anything new in regards to child theme for Socrates since then. Is it possible to create your own child theme with a few steps?
    WebGraphicsGal

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    Nothing has changed, you can create a child theme in a few easy steps.

    Goto Socrates > Styling and scroll to the bottom for more info.

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    I am new to this forum, i am finding valuable help from this forum.Thanks for contributions.

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