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Roots Theme — Parent

Proof of concept using Roots Theme as a parent theme without removing theme support for root-relative-urls or rewrites. Also implements Theme Hook Alliance.

Theme Hook Alliance

You must initialize the submodule: git submodule init && git submodule update.

Example Code

Example code for your child's functions.php

Common enqueues/dequeues:

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_enqueue_scripts', 101 );
function my_enqueue_scripts() {
  // dequeue style.css
  wp_dequeue_style( 'roots_child' );

  // enqueue child_plugins.js
  wp_enqueue_script( 'my_child_plugins',
    trailingslashit( get_stylesheet_directory_uri() ) . 'assets/js/child_plugins.js', array(), false );

  // enqueue main.js with custom dependencies
  wp_dequeue_script( 'roots_main' );
  wp_enqueue_script( 'my_main',
    trailingslashit( get_stylesheet_directory_uri() ) . 'assets/js/main.js', array( 'jquery', 'my_child_plugins' ), false );


  • Copy lib/config.php to lib/config.php in the root of your child theme. Now you have full control over sidebar display, generated classes and other configurations from the child.
  • If permalinks/rewrites are working and being used, assets in the child will successfully override parent assets. If rewrites aren't activated, the child assets must be explicitly registered, and the parents unregistered. To test the override, create assets/js/main.js or assets/css/app.css in the child; it should get included instead of the parent version of the same file.


This is what your .htaccess would look like using roots-simple-child:

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/app/themes/roots-simple-child/$1 -f
RewriteRule ^(.*[^/])/?$ /app/themes/roots-simple-child/$1 [QSA,L]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/app/themes/roots/$1 -f
RewriteRule ^(.*[^/])/?$ /app/themes/roots/$1 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^plugins/(.*) /app/plugins/$1 [QSA,L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress



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