Created by ben llewellyn AKA “Mr WordPress”

In 2019 I decided to build the largest WordPress child theme library in the World. My aim was and still is to make it easier for web developers and entrepreneurs around the World, to find and use WordPress child themes. There are lots of benefits of using a child theme, but generally speaking using one is best to future proof your website!

You can find out more about the type of WordPress development I do on slibdesign.com.

About childthemewp.com child themes

Download and activate a WordPress child theme to safely customise your self-hosted WordPress website.

1 child theme download includes 1x .zip child theme file for a specific parent WordPress parent theme.

Each child theme .zip file contents include:

  1. script.js – blank
  2. style.css – blank
  3. screenshot.png – blank
  4. functions.php

What’s included

Anything not listed under “1 child theme download includes” is not included. Customise your child theme anyway you want after purchasing. Each download only works with a specific parent theme. Therefore, make sure you download the correct child theme to match your parent theme. The child themes listed on our website are blank child themes and do not contain customised css and js code.

Activation steps

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard
  2. Go to: Appearances >> Add New >> [Upload]
  3. Upload the child theme .zip and click activate
  4. Once activated navigate to: Settings >> My Child Theme

Please note: the correct parent theme needs to be installed and active (before following these activation steps).

Please read our risk warning below before installing.


  • Self-hosted WordPress website
  • Existing parent theme
  • PHP 7.X or greater (will run on the latest PHP 7.4+)
  • Knowledge of how to activate a theme in the WordPress dashboard

Legal Information

Important Notice

Our WordPress child themes are released without warranty.

We do not guarantee that our child themes will work.

We do not guarantee that your website will not be negatively impacted if you use one of our child themes. Use our child themes at your own risk.

We will not be held responsible should your site be affected by a child theme.

Backup your site before making any WordPress site changes. If something goes wrong, you will need to be capable of restoring your website. If you do not have a backup and/or cannot restore a backup you will experience downtime. WordPress.org the official home of WordPress has published this page about backups to help you.

We suggest that you trial your child theme on a staging site to check it works before trying to set it up on your live website.

Copyright Information

All the child themes listed on our have been created by ChildThemeWP.com and they have not been copied from a third-party.

Our child themes do not contain third-party copyrighted material.

ChildThemeWP.com is the author of the child themes on our websites.

The child themes listed on our website are NOT parent themes.

Our website does not provide WordPress parent theme downloads. You can download a parent theme from the original theme author website.

If you intend to use one of our child themes alongside a premium theme you will need to purchase a valid parent theme license from the parent theme author. Please respect the wishes of the parent theme author.

License Information

Our WordPress child themes are released under the follow license:

License: GNU General Public License v3

License URI: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

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