I’m working on a WordPress project that requires customizing a theme. I am using a theme called HireBee. Anytime you are modifying a WordPress theme it’s recommended you create a child theme. Creating a child theme from the parent theme will save your customization while still getting updates from your parent theme.
Access the cPanel and go to File Manager
Go to the public_html folder / wp-content / themes
In the themes folder add a new file.
In the upper left corner, there is a toolbar with different options. Click on the icon called New File. Create a new file and name it styles.css.
Open your styles.css file and add this information to your file. In this example, my parent theme is called Hirebee. I am creating a child theme called Hireebee Child.
Theme Name: Hirebee Child
Theme URI: https://www.appthemes.com/themes/hirebee/
Description: Hirebee Child Theme
Author: ToAnh Tran
Author URI: http://toanhtran.com
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: hirebee-child
Change lines 2-7 and line 12 to reflect your information.
If you want to add any addition features may want to add a functions.php file. I’m creating a functions.php file to pull the css styling from the parent theme. I specifically pulling a file called modern.css from the parent styles folder. Reference the WordPress Codex on how to enqueue the parent and child theme stylesheets
The last step is to add a screenshot of your theme. A screenshot is recommended to be no larger than 1200 X 900. Upload your screenshot to your child theme folder.
After you have completed this step your child theme folder should look like this.
When you go to your WordPress Dashboard your new child theme will be shown.