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Childify Me

Create a child-theme from the Theme Customizer.

Create child themes from any non-child theme directly from the Theme Customizer panel.

Works also when previewing a theme before activation!

Multisite compatible.

Plugin Features

Ftp credential requests handled in the Customizer. Child-theme's screenshot generated from the parent screenshot, with a ribbon dynamically added. Child-theme's author dynamically generated from the user Name and Last Name, if set, otherwise falls back on a generic "Administrator".



The plugin is translation ready, the default .mo and .po files are inluded in /lang.

Childify-Me is currently available in the following languages:

  • Italian ( by ME, which doesn't stay for Millennium Edition :P )
  • Russian ( by @baneff )
  • Ukrainian ( by @baneff )
  • Portuguese ( by @wph4 )
  • Dutch ( by @wph4 )
  • Hebrew ( by @JTS-IL )

Many thanks to these generous users :)

Author Rocco Aliberti
Contributors d4z_c0nf
Tags child, child theme, child theme creator, child theme generator, child-themes, childtheme, childthemes, custom theme, custom themeing, parent theme, theme, themes
  1. childify-me screenshot 1

    Childify Me creating a child-theme of Customizr-Pro's from the Customizer

  2. childify-me screenshot 2

    Childify Me asking for ftp credentials (if you don't have direct access to the filesystem)

  3. childify-me screenshot 3

    Childify Me succesfully created your child-theme - Yor child-theme in Appearance -> Themes

  4. childify-me screenshot 4

    Childify Me in multisite environment creating a child-theme of Twenty Twelve's from Live Preview

  1. Install the plugin right from your WordPress admin in plugins > Add New. 1-bis. Download the plugin, unzip the package and upload it to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Go to Appearance -> Customize and you'll see the "Childify Me" button. 3-bis. In Appearance -> Themes, hover on a non-child theme and click on Live Preview, once there you'll see the "Childify Me" button

1.0.15 : May 12, 2016

  • Imp: Add domainpath and textdomain to the plugin header

1.0.14 : May 06, 2016

  • Add: Improved child-theme creation for Hueman theme
  • Imp: small css fixes
  • Imp: restrict plugin scope to is_admin() == true
  • Upd: update Tested up to wordpress version version 4.5.1

1.0.13 : Nov 26, 2015

  • Add: Fix rtl CSS: Many thanks to Yaacov Glezer
  • Upd: update Tested up to wordpress version version 4.4

1.0.11 : Sep 08, 2015

1.0.10 : May 07, 2015

  • Fix: readme typo

1.0.9 : May 06, 2015

  • Add: added Portuguese and Dutch translations: Many thanks to @wph4

1.0.8 : April 21, 2015

  • Fix: minor css fix to radio buttons

1.0.7 : March 26, 2015

  • Fix: fix css according to some Customizr theme css in the customize

1.0.6 : March 22, 2015

  • Add: added Russian and Ukrainian translations. Many thanks to @baneff

1.0.5 : February 08, 2015

  • Fix: for security reasons, fallback on generic "Administrator" if no user Name and Last name are set
  • Fix: translations updated

1.0.4 : February 02, 2015

  • Fix: fix typo while creating child-theme screenshot.png

1.0.3 : February 02, 2015

  • Fix: handle parent 8 bit colormap screenshot.png

1.0.2 : January 19, 2015

  • Fix: cancel button bug, css form padding

1.0.1 : January 19, 2015

  • Fix: improve compatibility with PHP versions < 3.5.3
  • Fix: css, change some padding

1.0.0 : January 03, 2015

  • First offical release!

I'm in Appearance -> Customize but I cannot find the "Childify Me" button, why?

Is your theme a non-child theme? Childify Me is designed to make child themes only for non-child themes.

I created a child theme from Preview, but when I back to Appearance -> Themes I cannot see it, why?

Please, refresh the page.

How can I create a child-theme in multisite?

Go to Appearance -> Customize (or to Appearance -> Themes, if you want to create a child-theme of a non-active theme, hover on a non-child theme and click on Live Preview)

I created a child-theme but I lost my menu, how so?

This is because some options aren't really part of the theme options. Basically you can consider them as options related to theme. Wordpress saves them in a different db row of the wp-options table. From the Codex:

Note: You may need to re-save your menu (Appearance > Menus, or Appearance > Customize > Menus) and theme options (including background and header images) after activating the child theme.

Why my child-theme's screenshot doesn't have the ribbon?

That feature is implemented using some functions of the PHP GD module. So you need a PHP version >= 4.0 and the GD module installed and loaded.

Version 1.0.15

Requires WordPress version: 3.4 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 07 Dec 2016

Date Added: 05 Jan 2015

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