Since the Twenty Eleven default theme showed up with the significant 3.2 update there hasn’t been much news on the child themes front until now. Of course, you can create your own child theme:
Twenty Eleven child theme should now be made when you want to modify Twenty Eleven, the default theme or WP 3.2 which is already available for everyone who use wordpress, and find wordpress updates is necessary to do.
I have upgrade this blog successfully without any issues, but like usual, there are a lot of users who have problems after wordpress upgrades which may be caused by alot of things, can be plugins or even themes.
I hope your blog stays cool and runs as usual if you have upgrade yours. If not, if you have just installed wordpress 3.2 in your webserver, then I hope you will have fun with Wp 3.2 +
I remember about a year ago, I wanted to create a video tutorial about Twenty Ten child theme.
However, I already found so many tutorials about it, and I thought the newest wp version will be released very soon, and soon, that tutorial would be less needed, so I guess it is a good time to create this Twenty Eleven child theme.
This tutorial is very simple actually, which works on mostly on the css style. (related: how to edit css file in wordpress). Apart of on the CSS file, I would use this Twenty Ten child theme to modify header a bit.
Twenty Eleven Child Theme – Why do we need it?
Just like Twenty Ten theme, the previous default theme or template, when we make modifications or customizations on the structure or layout, we would be happy what we can do.
But the problem would be when wordpress is updating some of its theme files, those custom layout modification would be just overrided with the newest files, and our customization would be just useless.
Therefore, it is best to use Twenty Eleven child theme to customize TwentyEleven theme safely, and we can modify anything we want, without being afraid that in the next update, our own style will be gone.
There are many customization you can make, depends on the coding language you have. People like me, who has very very limited PHP coding language, will only modify some of the CSS style, and so forth…..Learn More and Watch Video
This is great but you need time and bloggers just don’t have the time to start from scratch. So I searched around and there are a few folks who have created, like I mentioned in the start of the post, tailored made Child Themes for the Twenty Eleven Theme. I am using “Speaky” but it is a Twenty Ten Child Theme so I am searching to update my Child Theme also. There’s only a few available, here they are.
I don’t know if it would be helpful enough but it’s good to know there are pioneers out there creating all the times.
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How to use it?
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I’m sure you are asking why? Why the Van Gogh logo? Well, let’s say that I am a lover of color schemes and there’s no other artist that can compare with Van Gogh. There are a few that have similar painting skills and I post their work here also. Eventually, I will combine the Van Gogh rich color scheme effect with a more appropriate Blog Design and Improvement Tool type of image. Working on it!