What is the difference between using a Wordpress child theme and the custom CSS

  1. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    What is the difference between using a Wordpress child theme and the custom CSS option?

    Jetpack allows css customisation, as do many Wordpress themes. What is the difference between a CSS customisation box and using a child theme to make changes to a theme's code?

  2. JanTUB profile image86
    JanTUBposted 22 months ago

    Hi Susannah
    The major difference is that if you make changes to the CSS of the parent theme, when that theme is updated, you lose all your customisation.

    If you use a child theme, you make all your changes in the child theme, so the parent theme will not mess things up when it updates.

    You can use only the parent theme and export it every time you alter the CSS, then upload after an update, but why would you, when the other way is easier and foolproof?

    Hope this answers your question.

 
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