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I have a site running on the Education theme and I want to make some CSS changes. I understand without a child theme I have to make the changes directly to the style.css file, which isn't a good idea in case a new version of Education comes out and overwrites it.
Is the best solution to make a child theme of the Education theme and then make the changes there? Or is Education already a child theme and I would be unable to make a child theme of a child theme?
I'm familiar with working on existing child themes's functions and style files, as I have two other sites that are created as child themes of Genesis. However, a developer set them up for me. So, I'm unsure if there are any problems with at this point on a live site, to make a child theme of the existing Education theme. If this is something I can do, can someone please tell me the steps I need to perform in order to get it set up like this?
Education is already a child theme so you can modify the code safely.
Does Genesis ever update child themes, where a new version would overwrite the CSS file I've modified?
I read on a blog somewhere that Genesis never does update a child theme without renaming it. For example, and update to Education would be Education Pro. Is that right, meaning I could safely update the Education files?
*bump" See last question please. Thanks.
Child themes are not updated. Even if they were, they wouldn't be automatically updated so your files are always safe. The only child theme I'm aware of that does include automatic updates is Dynamik and that's because all of your customizations are saved as options. But you can edit away without ever worrying about your customizations being overwritten.
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