Download the child theme to your parent WordPress theme on our website for free! All our WordPress .zip child themes are free to download and we have a huge WordPress child theme directory to browse.
Please read our risk warning before attempting to download and install a child theme.
Installing a child theme for WordPress is the safest way to modify and update your WordPress website.
Why do I need a child theme?
Installing and activating a WordPress child theme prevents webmasters from overwiting any custom style (css), html, php or java script modifications when they update their parent theme
That’s ok, I wont bother updating my parent theme?
Here’s why that’s not a good idea – Parent themes are usually updated by the theme author for a good reason. In some circumstances this is because something breaks and needs to be fixed or something may be insecure and needs to be secured. That’s why WordPress theme makes regularly release updates to their theme. Without upgrading a theme something important may stop working or your entire website may be vulnerable to hackers.
OK, I get it – what do I need to do?
If you want to customise your WordPress website, you don’t want to loose any changes and adjustments and you want to always run the latest secure and feature rich updates – you need to install a child theme [fact].
How do I do that?
It’s easy. We’ve created over 7,000+ WordPress child themes. Simply search for your theme above in the search bar. Download your free child theme .zip. Login to your WordPress admin and go to Appearances > Themes > Add New and activate your new child theme.
That’s it! Enjoy using our free WordPress child theme library! We have already made your child theme and it is ready to use.
Why not use a WordPress child theme creator?
We’ve already created a WordPress child theme for you! All you have to do is navigate to your theme page and click download. Child themes are completely free from childthemewp.com.
Do I need any special WordPress child plugins?
No. Simpy navigate to the theme, download your child theme zip file and install it using your WP dashboard.
What child themes for WordPress are available on childthemewp.com?
We have child themes for Divi, Theme Forest and WordPress dot org parent themes.
Is this a WordPress child theme plugin?
No. It’s a real child theme that you upload in your WordPress dashboard under the Appearances tab.
What does a child theme contain?
Each child theme .zip file contains four files. The functions.php enqueue the style and script file :
- Style file [style.css] – you can add custom css code to this
- Script file [script.js] – you can add custom js code to this
- Image file [screenshot.png] – a preview of your child theme (blank)
How do I customise the child theme?
Once you’ve installed your child theme you can customise the files inside it using your favourite FTP editor or the built in WordPress Theme Editor under Appearances.
If you would like to customise your header… copy and paste your header.php file into your child theme folder. WordPress will use this header.php as the default header file if the child theme is active.
If you would like to customise your footer… copy and paste your footer.php file into your child theme folder. WordPress will use this footer.php as the default footer file if the child theme is active.
About the author
Ben has created lots of WordPress plugins to help the WordPress open source community. Ben has built one of the fastest WordPress websites ever made (wpspeedupoptimisation.com) and wrote an article explaining how he did it (Version 2.0). He recently released a plugin on speedthemewp.com which gifts Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Seventeen and Twenty Sixteen themed WordPress websites with very high speed scores. In his free time he helps run ultimatebanners.co. Find out more on Ben’s WordPress development website www.slibdesign.com.
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