Installing WordPress Parent Child Themes
Hello and welcome I’m Steve with wordpresswebsiteecrets.com and this is video number 14 on my long series of videos for the absolute WordPress beginner. Last video we took a look at the importance of being a savvy shop or when it comes to getting a theme. And in this video I’m going to incorporate a theme that I’ve decided I liked for my wordpresswebsitesecrets.com site. So I’m currently on Studiopress which I talked about on the last video, so if you missed that one be sure to back up and check. You can also access all of the videos in the description below this video. So you’re going to peruse and peruse and maybe settle on a theme that you like, I’ve decided that I like this theme right here called Smart Passive Income Pro and if I see details and pricing, look at that it’s like 33 bucks, small price to pay for a great theme. So if I jump to a different page here you can see where I’ve already logged into Studiopress and I can download the theme.
Okay so in addition to the child theme I also need to purchase the genesis framework which is 44 bucks but as you can tell if you have the two of them together we’re still well under $100 and you’ll need to buy the Genesis framework once. So if you decided to get a different Studiopress theme later that operate on the Genesis framework then you obviously would not have to buy the Genesis framework again. So I have downloaded both of those and now I’m going to go back to my site and I downloaded the Smart Passive Income Pro but I also need to get the parent theme which is genesis. So I’m going to go click on add new and then I’m going to go to upload theme, so I’m going to select choose file and here is my Genesis and then I’m going to hit open. And it is showing me that the Genesis.zip is here, install now and it will install the Genesis. Now I have the opportunity to activate the Genesis but I’m not going to, I’m actually going to activate the child theme. So I’m gonna come back over here to themes and before I activate this, let’s take one last look at the way the website looked before. Oh ill make one more change here just because it bothers me; I’m gonna change it to my post about cows and update it then visit site. Okay so here is the out-of-the-box theme, is the last time we’re going to see it this way, you can see that I changed the title to my post about cows just because I didn’t like the way it looked earlier. So let’s go to… we can go to dashboard but we can actually short cut straight to themes so let’s click on themes and here we go. Now that we have the genesis parent theme on the Genesis framework on our server we can go head and select the Smart Passive Income Pro and I’m going to go ahead and activate it.
Alright it says we are now rocking Genesis 2.5.and there is a whole bunch of settings here that we can mess with, but we’re not going to mess with any of these right now. But let’s go back and look at what our site looks like now. Not dramatically different at all, you may be asking yourself my theme looks nothing like the theme I purchased and people may freak out about that but you need to do a little bit of work. So if I go to my….where I logged in, you can see that the Smart Passive Income Pro has some set-up instructions. If I click on set up instructions it’s actually going to teach me exactly what they did to set all this stuff up; okay? Really, really detailed stuff list this is the benefit of buying a theme and that is there’s a video and then you’ve got all of this information here literally page by page teaches you exactly how to set everything up; okay? They’ve gone through a lot of work to make everything crystal clear on how to set stuff up. Here’s another differentiator between a free theme and a paid theme this is once again coming back to Studiopress they have this forum where you can go and you can ask questions and a pro will help you with the vast majority of questions that you have. Okay so we’re at a point now where we’ve got our child theme and our parent theme installed and ready to go and I’m going to cut this short from now because I think the next video is going to be kind of long and in the next video I’m going to go in-depth at making a whole bunch of changes to this theme that you’re looking at right here. We’re going to pretty it up and make it look a little bit more like the one that we purchased in the first place as opposed to this blah kind of nothing theme. So if you liked the videos like, like subscribe, comment and I hope to see you in the next video. Thanks so much