Question on update to the child theme. - by azicard

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  • Avatar: azicard
    azicard
    Participant
    February 7, 2024 at 22:31

    Good day,

    I apologize if this is an obvious question, but I couldn’t find any documentation on it.

    When the main theme is updated, is the child theme automatically updated as well? How can I confirm that?

    Thank you!

    3 Answers
    Avatar: Rose Tyler
    Rose Tyler
    Support staff
    February 8, 2024 at 08:31

    Hello, Azicard,

    Thank you for reaching out to us with your query. We understand that you are seeking clarification regarding the update process for the main theme and its child theme.

    To answer your question, when the main theme is updated, the child theme does not automatically update. The child theme is a separate entity that inherits the functionality and styling of the parent theme, allowing you to make customizations without affecting the core theme files. Therefore, your customizations in the child theme remain intact even when the main theme is updated.

    To confirm that your main theme has been updated successfully, you can check the version number in the theme’s main stylesheet or in the dashboard where the theme updates are managed. As for the child theme, since it does not update along with the main theme, you would continue to use the same version of the child theme unless you make manual changes to it.

    If you require any further assistance or have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.

    Best Regards,
    8Theme’s Team

    Avatar: azicard
    azicard
    Participant
    February 8, 2024 at 20:17

    Hello,

    Thank you for your reply.

    However, it’s still not clear to me how I can also upgrade the child theme to take advance of the features and updates in the new version?

    Thank you!

    Avatar: Rose Tyler
    Rose Tyler
    Support staff
    February 9, 2024 at 08:36

    Hello, Azicard,

    We appreciate your prompt response.

    To clarify in simple terms, you are required to update only the parent theme as outlined here: https://xstore.helpscoutdocs.com/article/63-theme-update

    Best Regards,
    8Theme’s Team

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