Using a Child Theme

This video will walk you through the sample child theme that came in your theme package and discuss how to use it.

Note: Wondering what was used for editing code in the WordPress Editor in the above child theme video? In the video, Jason has a free plugin installed called WP Editor.

Whether you're using Jump Start or any of our other WordPress themes, any kind of code customizations should always come from a child theme. We've spent a lot of time making our theme framework as extendable as possible, to give developers the best experience. You can find full documentation in setting up a Child theme in WordPress in the codex, which you can find here.

For more information on child themes and how they work specifically with the Theme Blvd framework, view the following articles.

In your theme package comes a sample child theme that you will see named something like {theme-name}-child.zip. This is a sample child theme that will give a you a starting point when working with the Theme Blvd framework.

For CSS changes, the theme framework has already included your child theme's style.css in the correct place for you; so simply start adding your overriding CSS to it. And for PHP customization, it includes the Theme Blvd framework at the top if its functions.php, allowing you to utilize Theme Blvd API functions easier along with modifying actions and filters.

This is what you will find in functions.php of your sample child theme.

For those that are not very familiar with PHP and are looking to utilize a child theme strictly for making CSS customizations, the sample child theme included with your theme will give you the perfect starting point. Simply install the sample child theme and then put your CSS customizations in its style.css file. No PHP is required to include the style.css file.