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WordPress Child Themes
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If you have chosen an open-source WordPress theme for your new WordPress blog, it’s a important to create a “child theme” based on the template you have chosen, so that when you update your WordPress blog, your theme will remain intact — otherwise, whenever you update your WordPress blog (and updates to WordPress are happening all the time!), your style sheet and php files will be replaced by that particular WordPress theme defaults.

Commonly referred to as a child theme, your new WordPress template will be based on the changes that you made to the original WordPress theme that you chose when you developed your WordPress blog. provides documentation on how a child theme works and what you can do to set up your own WordPress child theme.

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