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My site: http://africantravelagent.com based on AgentPress Pro Theme.
I am using CSSHero and have made loads of CSS changes to the site.
"Theoretically" as long as I keep CSSHero resident on the site, it will store all the CSS changes and allow for Theme updates.
Should I additionally create a Child Theme for AgentPress Pro theme?
If I should, what do I name it? Can I call it AfricanTravel Child? or is it better to call it AgentPress Pro Child?
Any explanation on the BEST way to do this (and why) would be very much appreciated.http://africantravelagent.com
I'm not familiar with CSShero and so I may not be understanding your question but from what you've written I can't tell why you would need to create a grandchild theme. The whole purpose behind the Parent/Child theme paradigm is so that you can make customization without fear of loss on an update to the parent theme.
As Brock has said, it's very unlikely that you would need (or want) another child theme...here's something from the StudioPress web site that might help you decide, if you read all the way through it:
Brock and MoodyRiviera.
Here is why I am asking. There is Genesis. Then there is the Child Theme: AgentPress Pro.
IF Genesis is updated ... everything is OK and the Genesis changes DO NOT affect AgentPress Pro.
The challenge is:
I have made EXTENSIVE CSS and some php changes to AgentPress Pro using CSSHero plug-in So the changes are being stored outside of the AgentPress Pro theme. IF there is an update to AgentPress Pro I am "theoretically" safe.
However "theoretically" makes me nervous. I have read on the CSSHero forum that people have had all their coding disappear for a variety of reasons.
This is why I am asking IF I should create a grandchild theme? I have not seen anyone talking about doing this ... OR is there a different way to protect all the special coding being done (about 30 hours so far)?
Carrie Dils is an expert Genesis developer, and here's what she had to say about updating child themes...if you follow the link and scroll down to this section you can read about it:
"Will I ever need to update or upgrade my child theme?"
You'll see that (apparently) other than creating a totally new "Pro" version of their themes, StudioPress does *not* update their child themes.
*MoodyRiviera* thanks so much for all your help. That article was very useful!
Great! I'm glad it helped.
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