This is part three of the WordPress Child Theme Generator tutorials. This tutorial series will give a full review of the generator and how to maximize your WordPress child theme.
In Part 3, You will learn how to activate the your WordPress child theme so that you can begin customization of your own website. Activation of the WordPress child theme will require you to log into the WordPress admin area.
This content is covered in the video but is available here for those who like to read.
Up to this point, you have created a wordpress child theme and uploaded the child theme into the wordpress theme folder on your server. You are now ready to activate the child theme.
First log into the admin of your website. From the dashboard under the left navigation access the “appearance” section of admin.
Under the “appearance” section, click on “Themes.” You should now see the child theme that you created. It will appear a blank square on the themes page.
Active the wordpress child theme by clicking the “active button.”
Your wordpress child theme is now active. However, when you navigate to your website, you should not see any changes. This is because you will have to customize the website buy using HTML code in your pages and posts where you want customizations to be visible.
The WordPress child theme that you created at this site, has some basic codes that will help you get started with the customization of your own website.
In the next video, we will look at the code that is present in the WordPress child theme and your will learn how to make this code functional on your own site.