📄️ An Introduction To Child Themes
Before diving into CSS, it’s important to mention that it is deemed as best practice to use a child theme when building a Divi website. The details and functionings of child themes will be described in detail later in this guide, for now, simply note that the use of child themes in development is considered best practice.
📄️ What Is A Child Theme
"A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme." – WordPress Codex Before unpacking what a child theme is, it’s important to understand what a parent theme is and also the relationship between the two entities.
📄️ Why Do I Need to Use a Child Theme
Using a child theme gives you the space to make powerful aesthetic or functional changes to your Divi website. Technically, these changes can be made to the core files of the parent theme, but this is extremely risky as:
📄️ Install A Divi Child Theme
Once you have created a child theme, either via the WP Zone online builder, plugin or have constructed one ground up using one of the editors, you’ll need to install it. Make sure that the Divi theme is already installed and activated.
📄️ Create A Divi Child Theme From Scratch
Building a child theme from scratch is a simple process. All a child theme is, is a series of files, typically, a:
📄️ Create A Divi Child Theme
Setting up a child theme for a Divi website is simple. You could either use our child theme builder, purchase our Aspen Roots child theme, use a premium child theme, or, create your own. Each of these methods will suffice for building websites with Divi.
📄️ Premium Divi Child Themes
Thanks to the nature of the Divi community, there are a number of incredible designers and developers that are creating ready-made child themes for Divi. If you’re looking to bypass the entire design process of a web build then purchasing a ready-made child theme would be perfect for you.