How to create child theme

Why use a Child Theme? [1]

Here are a few reasons:

  • If you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost. With a child theme, you can update the parent theme (which might be important for security or functionality) and still keep your changes.
  • It can speed up development time.
  • It’s a great way to get started if you are just learning WordPress theme development



How to do it

1 – Unpack goodstore-child.zip into /wp-content/themes/ folder

Basic child theme you can find in main_files folder


2 – Create a file named “functions.php” in child theme.


3 – Activate Child theme in Appearance -> Themes


If you want to change something e.g. in template /goodstore/templates/blog/single-post.php, please create it in child theme with the same structure. So if the tutorial say: change /goodstore/framework/lib/builder/editor-dialogs/blog.php file, so copy that file into child theme. /goodstore-child/framework/lib/builder/editor-dialogs/blog.php and edit it there.

More information.



Child Themes. In: [online]. Available from: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes#Why_use_a_Child_Theme.3F

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5 Responses to “How to create child theme”

  1. Hi,

    May I know how to remove the copyright from jaw templates to my own website copyright?


  2. Hi thanks for the explanation to how to create a child template. My question is that I have taken over an existing site for someone with Goodstore already installed but with no child template. When I try to create the Child template from scratch with my own style.css and functions.php file something is not working correctly because the sites styles are messed up. I am able to see the child theme under the WP admin panel and I can activate it. It’s just that style are not being applied. Any Suggestions? Any help would be great appreciated.



  3. How do I do the first step ‘Unpack goodstore-child.zip into /wp-content/themes/ folder’? Could someone please elaborate on it?

  4. Hi,

    How can I get the goodstore-child.zip file.
    I am a licensed user of goodstore theme and was looking to create a child theme.
    Also I have made many changes(behavior color etc) to the current parent theme (without creating a child theme) ,so will creating the child theme now affect the look and feel of my website or I would remain the same?


  5. Hello,

    Sorry for this late response, but we usually offer the support service on our support forum http://support.jawtemplates.com/

    This .zip you can find in main_files (downloaded from themeforest).
    It should not affect the look of your site but sometimes your sidebars can be removed (after activating child theme).

    If it not help, please feel free to contact us at jaw(a)jawtemplates.com

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