Builder Child Themes: Installation

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

Step 1: Install Builder Theme - Core

Form more information, visit the Installing Builder page.

Step 2: Install your Builder child theme

  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 (or whichever child theme you have chosen), select it and click Install Now.
  3. Activate your child theme.

Check Available and Current Theme Configuration

Once you've installed Builder Theme - Core and your child theme, make sure the child theme is the Current theme and Builder Theme - Core is listed as an Available 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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