Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Which theme files make up a child theme?, part of Learning Genesis for WordPress.
…Because the Genesis Framework contains all the core functionality, page templates,…and site structure elements required for a WordPress site.…Things like the header, the menu, the sidebar, and…the footer, the files needed for a child theme are pretty minimal.…As a matter of fact, there are only two required files to make a child theme,…functions.php and style.css.…Let's open up the files for the Genesis Sample Theme and take a look.…So here we've got functions.php,…which basically contains some basic information about the child theme.…
And any customizations you want to do in style.css which houses all the styles for…the scene.…While those are the only required files to make a child theme,…there are many other files you could add.…The most common addition you'll see in a studio press child theme is…a homepage template frontpage.php or…maybe home.php if you're working with an older Genesis child theme.…You might also see a screenshot to display a small visual of…the theme design from your WordPress dashboard.…
- What is Genesis?
- Which files make up a child theme?
- Setting up navigation options, breadcrumbs, and comments
- Adding custom header and footer scripts
- Working with menus
- Working with the Featured Post and Featured Page widgets
- Using the Genesis Import/Export feature
Skill Level Beginner
Q. This course was updated 5/11/2017. What topics were part of the update?
A. The following topics were part of the update: prerequisite knowledge, installing Genesis, shopping for a Genesis theme, and next steps.