[Solved] Hermes Child Theme

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[Solved] Hermes Child Theme

Postby Voetzoekers » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:40 pm Supported Until: Sun Apr 29 18:39:52 +1000 2018

As mentioned in the following post, http://support.wiloke.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=839&sid=37fc3455a32ea6b0e6628d4e3888dd3b , here's a fresh thread with the question(s) about creating a Child Theme for Hermes:

pirateS WroteColonHi <br />
We will use Child-theme to do that. Please the following steps:
1. Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Activate Hermes Child Theme

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Already lost me on the first step there. I wanted to add/enable the child theme so I could start trying to add some custom CSS.
But when I go to:
Appearance --> Themes -->
There is no ' Activate Hermes Child Theme' there.

Question 1:
Is this a feature that had been disabled recently?

Question 2:
Am I missing something?

Question 3:
If this feature is no longer there is it recommended using a plugin like:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/child-theme-configurator/
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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby adiazudin » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:56 pm Supported Until: Sat Nov 11 11:53:10 +1100 2017 | Expired

Hi @Voetzoekers,
It's very easy to create child theme if you know the step, I can guide you.

First
Create a folder, give it a name that you want it to be known maybe "hermes-child" or your website name, whatever you like.

Second
The most important thing is, inside that folder must have file named style.css

Empty style.css will look like this, make sure template name is hermes because Hermes is parent theme:

CodeColon Select All Code

/*
Theme Name: Modern
Author: Your Name
Description: Child theme for Hermes
Template: hermes
Version: 2017
Last Update: 22 Nov 2017, 12:50 AM
*/

/* You can start your custom code here */


Note:
1. If you need cover image, you must include screenshot.jpg inside that folder as well.
2. Another file like functions.php or header.php you can upload later when needed. You can upload using cPanel or FTP later.

Third
Compress that folder in .zip format and you can install that theme now in WordPress admin. As usual go to Appearence > Themes > Add New and install.

Fourth
After installation, activate that child theme then you can start customization.

That's all, doesn't need any extra plugin.
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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby Voetzoekers » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:45 am Supported Until: Sun Apr 29 18:39:52 +1000 2018

Thanks adiazudin, appreciate your thorough answer!

So there are two options:
1) create your own child theme as mentioned above
2) use a plugin if you don't want to create it yourself

The option as mentioned in the link above, that Hermes should have a Child Theme function, is no longer valid.

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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby adiazudin » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:50 am Supported Until: Sat Nov 11 11:53:10 +1100 2017 | Expired

You can download sample child theme and install to your WordPress: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h1h7oiltepx5vo9/hermes-child.zip?dl=0.

Files included in the folder are style.css and screenshot.jpg only. After installation you can start customization.

Remark
1. header.php is require to edit when you want to add AdSense Page level-ads, adding fonts etc. You have to upload inside child folder when needed.
2. functions.php not included in the folder, you can create later if needed. Can use functions to add AdSense ads in single.
3. single.php you can upload as well later if you customize single.
4. 404.php you can customize as well if you like.
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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby Voetzoekers » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:57 pm Supported Until: Sun Apr 29 18:39:52 +1000 2018

For those that do not want to use the method explained above for whatever reason. Here's how to do it with a plugin:

1) Install new plugin: 'Child Theme Configurator'
2) Setup child theme from parent theme (in this case 'Hermes')
3) Done (really its as easy as that)
4) Delete plugin. The plugin installed at step 1 is no longer needed since you have created your child theme
5) Happy editing!

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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby pirateS » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:37 am

@Voetzoekers I didn't hear this plugin before, it's awesome
Thank @adiazudin

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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby adiazudin » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:35 pm Supported Until: Sat Nov 11 11:53:10 +1100 2017 | Expired

@Voetzoekers Thanks for inform us about that plugin.

I not prefer plugin because creating child theme is very simple process. Using manual method I can control every aspect, does the plugin can create specific name for the folder?
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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby Voetzoekers » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm Supported Until: Sun Apr 29 18:39:52 +1000 2018

adiazudin WroteColon@Voetzoekers Thanks for inform us about that plugin.

I not prefer plugin because creating child theme is very simple process. Using manual method I can control every aspect, does the plugin can create specific name for the folder?


Yes it is, but I can see that it can be confusing or overwhelming for some people. Yeah you can specify the name/folder/childtheme to whatever you want. Best of all you don't have to keep the plugin installed after the creation of a child theme, so you dont have an extra plugin running on your website.

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Re: Hermes Child Theme

Postby adiazudin » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:56 pm Supported Until: Sat Nov 11 11:53:10 +1100 2017 | Expired

@Voetzoekers Thanks for the info.
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