IdealAuto - Premium Automotive WordPress Theme

  • Child Theme

  • What is a Child Theme?

    IdealAuto comes with a Child Theme.
    Simply install like a regular WordPress theme.

    A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes. Instead of modifying the theme files directly, you can create a child theme and override within.

    Why use a Child Theme?

    There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:

    • If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved.
    • Using a child theme can speed up development time.
    • Using a child theme is a great way to learn about WordPress theme development.
    How to Create a Child Theme

    Child Themes - Codex
    You can watch this video to know the way create a Child Theme.

    You need to use a Child Theme only if you are making code customizations.

  • Theme Update

  • Theme Update via WordPress

    Updating the theme via WordPress is very similar to the install process via WordPress.
    Follow the steps below to update your theme via WordPress:

    Step 1 - Log into your WordPress Dashboard.

    Step 2 - Go to Appearance > Themes.

    Step 3 - Deactivate the IdealAuto theme by simply activating a different theme. Once you activate a different theme, you can delete the IdealAuto theme.

    Step 4 - Delete the IdealAuto theme. Do not worry, your content will not be lost!

    Step 5 - Then simply upload the new “” file in the Appearance > Themes section. Click on the Install Themes tab at the top and choose to upload the zip file. You have this step explained in section: Theme Installation via WordPress.

    Theme Update via FTP

    Updating the theme via FTP is very similar to the install process via FTP.
    Follow the steps below to update your theme via FTP:

    Step 1 - Go to ../wp-content > themes location on your server using a FTP client and backup your "IdealAuto" theme folder by saving it to your computer, or you can choose to simply delete it. Your content will not be lost.

    Step 2 - Download the new version of IdealAuto theme from your Themeforest and retrieve IdealAuto folder by unpacking the zip that you download from Themeforest and IdealAuto_(version.number).zip.

    Step 3 - Then simply drag and drop the new "IdealAuto" theme folder into ../wp-content > themes location. Choose to “Replace” the current one if you did not delete it.

    Step 4 - Log into your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes and activate the new IdealAuto theme.