September 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm #168438
Since I changed something here and there (e.g. added YouTube icon, changed Headlines style etc.), is there any chance to upgrade the theme without overwriting and losing my customization?October 1, 2013 at 12:17 am #168457
If you know exactly which files you changed, you can backup them, update and then try to merge them, otherwise i don’t think it’s possible. i’d recommend you using a Child theme next time.
JosueOctober 1, 2013 at 9:51 am #168644October 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm #168943
You can move edited files to your child theme and update parent theme
YigitOctober 2, 2013 at 9:31 am #169204
Tried to do that: I created a style.css, importing all the customization I had placed in custom.css and clicked on the blue button for importing parent settings but the result is a real mess!
October 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm #169598
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by gianmarizzi.
The import parent options will pull in the theme options from the parent only and then the child’s style.css will be added in after everything else so it should be pretty stable.
Are there any issues that you were unable to adjust with your new css?
DevinOctober 3, 2013 at 8:52 am #169805
The strange thing is that the result is sort of a mix of parent and child: posts and pages are there but styles and other things (such as menus and widgets) no. Anyway, since I’ve changed something in the header.php and added styles in custom.css, I only need to backup these files, right?October 5, 2013 at 8:51 am #170752
Yes exactly. Just backup these files, overwrite the old files with the new updated files and replace the custom.css file. However you need to be careful with header.php because we updated this file too and you can’t simply overwrite it.
(such as menus and widgets
Yes, unfortunately WordPress does not save this settings when you switch the theme. You need to go to Appearance > Menus and Appearance > Widgets to re-save the menu theme locations and the widgets.
PeterOctober 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm #171705
Once I created the child theme, where should I customize my theme? Do I have to copy custom.css in enfold-child or just use style.css in enfold-child?October 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm #172312
You should copy files that you would like to customize from parent theme folder to child themes folder and customize them there and you should just use styles.css file in child theme
YigitOctober 9, 2013 at 12:07 am #172774
Ok, I did it but had some problems after copying function.php from parent to child (“problems” means a f*****g mess)October 9, 2013 at 4:56 am #172857
You don’t need to copy functions.php file if you didn’t change anything on it. We really can’t tell you exactly which files to copy on the child theme since you are the only one who know the changes you made on the theme. It is suggested to set up a child theme right before you change anything on the theme files and before you add anything on the website. If you only did some css changes on the Quick CSS or custom.css, you can copy those directly on the child theme’s style.css.
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