WordPress Theme is available as per different type of business category with predefined functionalities and for modification of this WordPress Theme the best way is to adopt a WordPress Child Theme.
In general practice, customer have their requirements and that partially fulfill by existing/available WordPress Theme though require some kind of modifications to fulfill all their requirements and for that there are two ways possible.
- Modify the existing WordPress Theme or
- Go for WordPress Child Theme.
Why use a Child Theme?
- Save Money
WordPress Child Theme is less expensive than modifying an existing theme.
- Save Time
The WordPress Child Theme require less time than modifying an existing WordPress Theme.
- Easy Updates
All the changes/modification disappears of existing WordPress Theme once you update the WordPress.
If you have taken the path of WordPress Child Theme, then whenever the WordPress updated at that time parent theme will be updated and your WordPress Child Theme remains intact.
- Fallback Safe
At the time of developing a WordPress Theme have to focus on all the possible scenarios and code accordingly. In case of the WordPress Child Theme, there is always the parent theme’s functionality available as the fallback option.
- Easy to Extend
WordPress Child Themes are easy to extend and you can selectively edit certain features like you can create new templates for your site, create custom widgets free and many more.
A WordPress Child Theme builds on a theme framework allows a great deal of flexibility without writing so many lines of code.
If you modify a theme’s css or HTML directly and it gets updated, you will lose all your modifications.
- Almost Always
If you buy a WordPress Theme from Theme Shop or download a free one from WordPress.org, you should consider setting up a WordPress Child Theme.