Child Themes

WordPress Child Themes

Braintied – Free Thematic Child Theme

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Here’s the first resurrected theme released on Theme Lab. Originally designed by Small Potato back in 2007, I ported it to the Thematic theme framework. It now includes features such as threaded comments as well as many features inherited from the parent theme, Thematic, such as new markup. As always, remember how to install a

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Astatic – Free Thematic Child Theme

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It’s been a long time since I’ve released a Thematic child theme. This one is called Astatic, and it’s designed to be a very minimalistic WordPress blog theme with posts formatted in two columns on index pages. If you remember how to install a child theme, you also need to have Thematic uploaded to your

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Should Child Themes Be Listed on WordPress.org?

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There has been some discussion recently on child theme inclusion in the official theme repository. Child themes are WordPress themes that latch onto a parent theme to do something a little extra, whether it be adding additional styles or functionality. There are a lot of great child themes out there that do some amazing things

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Lighter – A Lightweight Child Theme

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I came across Martín Fernández‘s website a while back, and noticed it was using a modified version of the Lightweight theme. Check out what he did with it below. As you can see, it’s still a light theme with a slightly different color scheme. It really works great to showcase his graphics work. I got

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Announcing Themelets

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I registered the domain themelets.com several months ago (way back in August of last year) in the hopes of one day making a WordPress child theme “portal” of sorts. I started working on it off and on for the past few weeks, and earlier today I finally got it ready. On the site you can

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WordPress Theme Tweaker Plugin Review

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I recently came across a pretty cool plugin called Theme Tweaker, which basically lets you alter the colors of your theme without touching your CSS code. I thought I would go over this plugin in a review post. In this review, you’ll learn: How to install the plugin in WordPress 2.7+ How to identify and

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Compact Child Themes – Black and White

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If you like one column themes, then you may have seen Compact theme here at Theme Lab. This is a very simple theme, and is great for building child themes off of. I made two quick examples that get rid of the magenta background image and replace it with solid background colors. Live Demo |

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