WordPress plugin to create a child theme for you.
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Latest commit a52211e Jun 2, 2017 @johnpbloch Update all the things


Child Themify

This WordPress plugin lets you create child themes from within WordPress. Click the "Create Child Theme" link, name the new theme, and you're done!


Many thanks to everybody who's contributed (directly or indirectly) to this plugin. Thanks!

Unit Tests

This plugin has unit tests, but you will need to have PHP Test Helpers installed. You also need to make sure you are set up to run WordPress tests locally.

To run tests locally, first, set up the WP testing framework: http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/automated-testing/#installation

Then, add some environment variables to your .bashrc file:

export WP_TESTS_DIR=~/wordpress-tests
export WP_CORE_DIR=~/path/to/wordpress-core

Finally, run the tests:

cd /path/to/child-themify/tests

If you want to run the tests in Multisite, set the environment variable for it:


I have a few shortcut aliases set up in my .bashrc file which you may want to use:

alias testsingle="export WP_MULTISITE=0; phpunit"
alias testmultisite="export WP_MULTISITE=1; phpunit"
alias testall="export WP_MULTISITE=0; phpunit; export WP_MULTISITE=1; phpunit"


Child Themify is licensed under the GPL, version 2 or later.

Copyright (C) 2012 John P. Bloch

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.