A child theme lets you modify a parent theme as much (or as little) as you want. You can then change the child theme without impacting the parent theme or any other projects using it as an anchor for its own child themes.
Using a child theme also avoids losing any customizing when you update your WordPress theme.
A child theme resides in a separate directory from the parent theme, and every child directory needs to include its own style.css and functions.php files. Additional customized files and file types can be added as needed, but those files are recommended for the theme to function properly.
Step 1: You will create a directory for the child theme in the existing wp-content/themes directory. It’s best to maintain good directory organization by adding -child to the end of of the parent theme’s name. You can also add the name of the specific project if you prefer. Remember not to include any spaces in the file name because they can cause errors. To create a new directory, you can either use FTP client or File Manager.
We hope this has helped you create your own WordPress child theme, if you need any support please don’t hesitate to contact us!
The Smughost Team