The Child Theme
It’s recommended to install and activate also the Child Theme provided with Residence theme pack if you plan to make your own code modifications.
A child theme automatically inherits the parent theme’s features, styles, and templates. This allows you to make changes to your site using child themes without ever modifying the parent theme. When a new version of the parent theme arrives, you can safely update it as all your modifications are saved in the child theme. A child theme built on a powerful theme framework allows a great deal of flexibility without writing a lot of code. You can selectively modify only the template files and functions that you need without going through other template files. You can add new functionality and much more. (from http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/wordpress-child-theme-pros-cons/)
For more complex changes documentation, go to – http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
Please keep in mind that theme customization services ARE NOT included in the client standard support. Our support team cannot do code modifications for you.
Item support is a service provided directly by us through the FreshDesk ticket system. Support is limited to questions regarding the theme’s features or problems with the theme. We are not able to provide support for code customizations or third-party plugins. If you need help with anything other than minor customizations of your theme, we suggest searching for a WordPress developer on studio.envato.com.
Install a Child Theme from theme pack
To get you started, we include in theme pack 2 versions of child theme
- wpresidence-child.zip – Basic child theme
- wpresidence-child-po.zip -This includes translations po from other clients which can be edited further, for clients who wish to modify the theme default language to a different language, or wish to modify the theme default English labels for other English labels. You can also add other child theme changes.
Step1: Download “All Files and documentation” from your Theme Forest account
Step2: Unzip the folder downloaded
Step3: Install wpresidence theme
Step4: Find in the theme pack downloaded from theme forest the wpresidence-child.zip folder
Step5: Go to Themes – Appearance – Upload the wpresidence-child.zip folder and activate child theme.
You can start adding CSS modifications right away.