How to change to child theme

Hi,

I tried to change my theme to child theme.

I went to this page and downloaded the file: http://docs.athemes.com/article/232-child-theme-for-sydney.

Then I went to install the child theme zip-file. It didn’t, work got this text (translated by google translate):
“The theme of the host was not found. You must install the host betheme theme before installing this theme.
Theme updated successfully.”

Whats wrong? My site is www.tool.net.ee

Hi,

It seems you have tried to install the Child Theme for an other Parent Theme, called BeTheme, the file you have download from the link ( syndey-child.zip ) will work only if your parent theme Sydney Theme is installed, so, please make sure you have Sydney Theme installed, then try to install the sydney-child.zip

Best Regards,
Csaba

Hi,

Thanks for your answer.

Is it possible to change to child theme without losing modifications made earlier?

BR.

Mikko

Hi,

Unfortunately that’s not possible, because Child Themes will be handled as a new theme by WordPress, so modifications you’ve done in Customizer of the Parent Theme have to be re-done after activating the Child Theme.

Best Regards,
Csaba