Changing CSS codes and Grandchild Themes

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  • #96302

    Genesis Child
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    I have two questions. That are basically directly related to one another.

    Firstly. I am running the Genesis Sample Theme over top of The Genesis Theme. So basically using the Genesis Sample Theme as the child theme and the Genesis Theme as the Parent Theme. I am currently changing the codes in the style sheet so that my site looks the way I want it to. So so far I have changed the font size of Page Titles, and Headers like H1 through to H6.

    Is this the best way to go about this?

    Secondly I have just read an article about Grandchild Themes. From what I understood of it it is telling me that altering a child theme can be just as disastrous in the long term as altering the Parent Theme. The reasoning given was that if (when) the Child Theme gets updated, and I update, I will lose all my changes. It suggests creating a Grandchild Theme and running that over top of the Child Theme.

    Is this recommended or even necessary?

    Thanks in advance

    Genesis Child

    #96315

    Genesis Child
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    Ok. So I have concluded the answer to my first question is that yes it is ok and the best way to do this.

    The second question remains unresolved for me at present.

    #96321

    Davinder Singh Kainth
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    First question, you are doing correct!

    Second question, child – parent theme concept’s main advantage is – the framework theme is updated / upgraded when new version of WordPress is released. During this, no changes happen to child theme hence all your custom modifications remain intact. To summarize: Framework theme is updated, child themes do not get updated (they may have all-together new version like News -> News Pro). You are just going over-board with grand child theme concept – stick with child-parent theme – it works!


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    Davinder @ Design Studio iGuiding Media | My Blog | Fresh Genesis Themes Collection

    #96348

    Genesis Child
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    You my friend are a Legend! Thank you very much. My mind is now at ease regarding this matter. Where is the like button on this forum? lol I would have just given you a thumbs up!

    RESOLVED!

    Thanks

    Genesis Child

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  Genesis Child.
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    #96364

    Davinder Singh Kainth
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    Welcome!


    Need website customization services or other Genesis / WordPress help ?
    Davinder @ Design Studio iGuiding Media | My Blog | Fresh Genesis Themes Collection

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