What is a child theme and what is it used for?

Those familiar with the term understand how creating one can give you more control over the design and layout of the site.

Stored seperately in its own directory, a child theme is an addition to the existing theme on the site that contains its own style.css and functions.php files. By adjusting the CSS and .php files, the user can modify all aspects of the site from layout to the coding and scripts. When a visitor loads your website, the modifications will reflect the changes reflected on the child theme without compromising any sort of functionality from the parent theme. Now lets show you how to create your own child theme for your WordPress site.

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