One of the best things about WordPress is the easy customization options that you get with WordPress themes and plugins. You can also take these customizations to the next level by adding your own code snippets and CSS styles to your WordPress theme. The problem arises when an update becomes available for your theme. In this article, we will show you how to easily update a WordPress theme without losing customization. We will also cover how to properly customize your themes, so you are not affected when a new theme update is released. WordPress comes with a powerful system to install updates for not just WordPress itself but for plugins and themes as well. Your WordPress website regularly checks for updates and display them under Dashboard » Updates page. Updates are really important for the security and performance of your WordPress website. Aside from security and bug fixes, theme developers can also introduce new features with these updates. WordPress will then download the theme package, unzip it, and replace the old files with the newer version.
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Your WordPress theme is one of the most important aspects of your WordPress site. It governs how your site looks, how your content is displayed and makes your site look modern, professional and on-brand. Keeping the code in your WordPress site up-to-date is very important. New versions of plugins, themes, and WordPress itself are released for good reason.
You can change it yourself if you want to keep track of it. The main theme version is what matters. And it is activated.
It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. Do i need to only update the parent theme when i am asked to do so, or will i also need to update the child theme from time to time as well? I know that the child theme is the one used to actually customise the website so when the parent theme is required to be updated i do not lose all the changes. However, if anything I've said so far is wrong, even if all of it is wrong can someone please explain it to me. As you mentioned, a child theme is designed exactly for the purpose of not losing your changes upon updating the parent theme.