WordPress Child Theme is essentially a tool that allows you to change the parameters and styles of the original theme, while keeping its codebase untouched. It is very useful, when you want to keep getting updates to the original theme, but also do not want to deal with the hassle of modifying it over and over after each update.

In order to create a WordPress Child Theme, you need to:

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click File Manager.How to create a child theme in cPanel
  3. Open the public_html folder.DS_080917_8ee3cf
  4. Open wp-content folder.DS_080917_2aca7a
  5. Open themes folder.DS_080917_8e811a
  6. Click +Folder.DS_080917_f0988f
  7. Name it current_theme-child, where current_theme is the name of the folder for the theme you intend to use as a basis.DS_080917_8233e2
  8. Open the new folder.DS_080917_d9f175
  9. Click +File.DS_080917_5ea59f
  10. Name it style.css.DS_080917_947ae5
  11. Click on the new file.
  12. Click Edit.DS_080917_c98941
  13. Paste this into it, replacing the green lines with the folder name of your original theme:
     Theme Name:   Current_Theme Child
     Theme URI:    http://example.com/twentyfifteen-child/
     Description:  Current_Theme Child Theme
     Author:       John Doe
     Author URI:   http://example.com
     Template:     Current_Theme
     Version:      1.0.0
     License:      GNU General Public License v2 or later
     License URI:  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
     Tags:         light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready
     Text Domain:  current-theme-child
    @import url("../current-theme/style.css");
  14. Save the file.DS_080917_da25c0
  15. Activate your new Wordpress theme.DS_110917_737a82

Now you can add styles to the style.css you created. They will be applied to the website, but the original theme files will remain untouched and the theme will receive updates.