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When to use a Child Theme

Question: When should you use a child theme with WordPress?

Answer: All the time.

Child themes are great because instead of modifying theme files, you can create your own page templates and custom CSS in a separate place. The reason for doing this is so you can update your theme in the future and not lose your changes.

How to create a Child Theme

This was a great talk by Lauren Pittenger I heard at WordCamp Scranton last year.