This is part two of the WordPress Child Theme Generator tutorial series. This tutorial series will give a full review of the generator and how to maximize your WordPress child theme.
In Part 2, I will review the process for taking your WordPress child theme and installing it in the WordPress theme files on your server. This process will require you to log into the back-end of your server. This is also called the cpanel.
This content is covered in the video but is available here for those who like to read.
Now that you have generated the code for the WordPress Child theme, you need to go to your e-mail and find the e-mail that contains the code. This e-mail should be titled, “Here is your WordPress child theme.
Once you have located the e-mail, open up notepad or some other text editor. For this video, I am using NotePad which comes installed with the windows 7 operating system. You should now have the text editor open. Copy and paste the code from the e-mail. Everything contained in the e-mail is part of the child theme so make sure that you copy and paste the entire e-mail into notepad.
Now Click “Save as.” Under the file name field you will need to name this file “style.css.” Save it to your desk top or a folder on your computer where you can easily find it.
Now you will need to log into the cpanel of your server files. If you have a website and a hosting service provider you should already know how to do this.
Once you have the cpanel open, Find the section of your c-panel titled “files” and now click on the folder that says “File Manager.”
Find the domain name that you are wanting the add the child theme to and click on it. Once you see the core files for the website click on the file tat says wp-content, then click on the file that says “themes.”
Now add a new folder and title it what you titled the child theme when you used the generator. In this case it will be titled “suffusion-child.” Now create the new folder.
You should now see an empty directory. This means that you are inside of the empty folder. Now you will click the folder that says “upload.” Now browse to the files on your desk top and find the style.css file that you created in the previous video. When you click on the file it should automatically upload the file to the empty folder.
Track End: In the next video, you will learn how to activate the WordPress child theme and edit the child theme within WordPress.