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I built my very first WP site using the Genesis FW and Outreach Pro theme. I have since built another using Divi. My brain cannot figure out if I have a child theme or not in my Genesis site. I was confident when I followed the directions in the documentation and on the Lynda class I was taking, but now I'm just not so sure.
So, as I understand it, the Genesis Framework is the parent. And Outreach Pro would be the child. OR, should I make a child theme and Outreach Pro should be the parent? And if that is the case, do I still need the Framework or is it in the Outreach Pro theme?
As it stands, I thought that Outreach Pro was the child and now I'm worried I may need to go in and retroactively make a child theme for Outreach. *help*https://www.2witnessesofrevelation.com/
Child themes derive their core functionality from the Genesis Framework. The child theme controls the look and feel of the site. You need both.
If you go to your WordPress admin dashboard, you should see the name of the currently active theme. It should be Outreach. You only have to activate the child theme. WordPress does not support grandchild themes ( a child theme of a child theme).
Right. I do get all that, but somehow my mind started thinking that Outreach Pro (which IS active on my site) might be updated and I'd lose my customizations. I think it just threw my mind for a minute because when I went in to do some work, I found no theme with "child" in the name, so I immediately freaked out because I knew I'd made one. So long as Outreach is the child, I'm good. No grandchildren for me in tech or real life;). Thanks!
Child themes are rarely updated, if ever at all. They are never auto-updated. If a child theme is updated, it is for a very minor fix such as a CSS typo or something along those lines. It's nothing for you to ever worry about.
Thanks for the clarification, Victor.
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