Builder Child Themes: Installation

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# Download a child theme of your choice from the [http://ithemes.com/member/login.php iThemes Member Panel]. In the steps below, ''Builder Child Theme - Default'' is merely used as an example. You are free to use any child theme (that appears in the Member Panel) of your choice.
 
# Download a child theme of your choice from the [http://ithemes.com/member/login.php iThemes Member Panel]. In the steps below, ''Builder Child Theme - Default'' is merely used as an example. You are free to use any child theme (that appears in the Member Panel) of your choice.
# Go to '''Appearance > Themes'''. Click on '''Install Themes''', then '''Upload''. Browse to the folder where you have downloaded ''BuilderChild-Default.zip'' (or whichever child theme you have chosen), select it and click '''Install Now'''.
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# Go to '''Appearance > Themes'''. Click on '''Install Themes''', then '''Upload'''. Browse to the folder where you have downloaded ''BuilderChild-Default.zip'' (or whichever child theme you have chosen), select it and click '''Install Now'''.
 
# '''Activate''' your child theme.
 
# '''Activate''' your child theme.
  

Revision as of 12:27, July 19, 2013

We highly recommended using a Builder child theme as the active theme and not Builder Core. This protects theme customizations from being erased during Builder version updates.

  1. Download a child theme of your choice from the iThemes Member Panel. In the steps below, Builder Child Theme - Default is merely used as an example. You are free to use any child theme (that appears in the Member Panel) of your choice.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes. Click on Install Themes, then Upload. Browse to the folder where you have downloaded BuilderChild-Default.zip (or whichever child theme you have chosen), select it and click Install Now.
  3. Activate your child theme.



Advanced Installation Notes

  1. Ensure that there are no spaces in the name of your child theme's directory. For example, BuilderChild-Default is fine, but not Builder Child - Default
  2. Contents of the theme must be directly inside the theme's directory and not nested i.e., inside another directory. This applies both to Builder and Builder's child theme.

See also: Builder Child Themes


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