Knowledge Base

March 16, 2015

Customizer & Child-Themes

When you start working with child-themes you have to be aware of the following:

  1. The child theme uses its own customizer settings. This means that after activating the child theme you have to reset the settings in the customizer and save the settings
  2. If you already worked in the customizer of the parent theme and you want to carry over the settings you need to export the customizer settings first while the parent theme is still active and import them back into customizer after activating the child theme

Either way the customizer needs a reset, import or save of settings. Otherwise the pages in the front of your website will not look ok. This comes with the way wordpress stores the customizer settings per activated theme.

Carry over settings from Parent Theme to Child Theme

So before activating the Child Theme. 1) Export The Customizer Settings.
After the activation of the Child Theme 2) Import The Customizer Settings.

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Reset Customizer Settings in Child Theme

If you dont want to import the settings in the customizer then you need to reset the settings after activation of the child theme.

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RT-Theme 19 child theme can be found inside the “All files and documentation” package.

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