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Clarification of differences between Child Theme and Custom CSS

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  • #762
    mandy122901
    Member

    I have the graphene theme and really like it and was just wondering if someone could clarify for me the difference between creating a Child Theme and using the Custom CSS option? Or is there NO difference and I will accomplish my goal of making color changes to the theme that will not get overridden with any upgrades?

    #13468
    Kim
    Member

    Child Theme is the wise thing to do!

    I told You in this mail 🙂

    Changing Colors

    And when You also ask here:

    How to modify the theme using a child theme

    Then please notice:

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    One is enough.

    Custom CSS is for a few changes or test before You aprove and

    move the code to the Child Theme.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Kim

    #13469
    Syahir Hakim
    Keymaster

    Any codes entered in the Custom CSS option will be included in every single page on every page load, and they are never cached by the browser. Using a child theme, your CSS codes are in a style.css file, which the browser cache (i.e. load from the server only once, then it gets stored on the user’s computer and the browser just reads it from there, no need to load it from the server again).

    The Custom CSS option is meant for quick and simple CSS modifications that spans only a few lines of codes. Any more than that, use Child Theme.

    #13470

    deleted. figured it out.

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