How to Create a 2012 Child Theme in WordPress

We all know it’s a bad idea to customize the default WordPress theme templates because when updating it would wipe out your edits.

Instead, we create a child theme. To do this, first we create a new theme folder. Then comes the CSS style.css file with the following meta comment at the top, followed by the import of the twenty twelve styles.

Theme Name: Twenty Twelve Child
Theme URI:
Description: Child theme for the Twenty Twelve theme
Author: Your name here
Author URI:
Template: twentytwelve
Version: 0.1.0

@import “../twentytwelve/style.css”;


For more information, check out the WordPress Codex on Child Themes.

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