A Child theme is an important concept in WordPress web development.

The idea is simple. Create a theme that inherits the functionality of a Parent theme and allows you to modify or add to the functionality of that Parent theme. But, at the same time, the Child theme is protected from changes (updates) to that Parent theme. That way, when you customize the CSS on your theme, it isn’t destroyed each time an updated version of that theme is released.

As part of a new video series called Video Chow (see free sign up in sidebar), I have created a quick video demonstrating one very easy way to create a Child theme for your WordPress website. Just to give you a taste of one of these quick, focused, and fun videos, check it out below.

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