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2016-12-28

Tags: #working

Olsen Light WordPress Theme How to Create a Child Theme

By w̶i̶e̶l̶d̶l̶i̶n̶u̶x̶.̶c̶o̶m̶ author Morgan Jassen

Recently after having replied to a support topic for the Olsen Light Theme for WordPress ( https://wordpress.org/themes/olsen-light/ ), I've been subscribing to the support issue feed for the Olsen Light Theme. ( https://wordpress.org/support/th.../feed )

Someone asked in a forum thread how to modify CSS for the theme. I wanted to reply that I think they should create a child theme first. However I realized creating a child theme is not always that straightforward.

So I decided to figure out how to create a child theme for Olsen Light.

The WordPress Child Themes codex page helped me -- indeed was my guide to build the child theme. ( https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes )

A caveat that I ran into was that making the functions.php file, at first I thought I had been supposed to make a line as thus:
   $parent_style = 'olsen-light-style';

As it turned out, I just needed to leave it alone and paste it just as in the tutorial, as this:
   $parent_style = 'parent-style';


Here's a link to the finished child theme that I authored, including readme instructions:

https://github.com/mjassen/olsen-light-child



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