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[How-To Guide] Rename Genesis Child Theme

Genesis Framework from StudioPress is one of the best framework I’ve with me and using it on other sites. The best thing I like about Genesis Framework it comes with 40+ child themes and free child themes and these child themes offers you to build any niche website in couple of minutes and that too without any knowledge of CSS and PHP. Already, I have shared couple of tutorials on customizing Genesis Child Theme and continuing in same series of post, in this post I’m sharing how to rename Genesis Child Theme.

There are number of reasons to rename a Genesis Child Theme but for me, I’m working on releasing my first Genesis Child Theme, so for branding purpose I’m renaming it and making lots of amount of changes so that it do not infringe any issues with original child theme from StudioPress. If you like to add any feature what it would be? Let me know via comments! After a wait, here is the step-by-step guide tutorial on renaming Genesis Child Theme.

Step1: Download and unzip Genesis Child Theme. (Here I’m using Sample Child Theme from StudioPress)

Step2: After unzipping Genesis child theme, rename the child theme folder (In this post I’m renaming child theme from sample to Webpro)

rename-genesis-child-theme

Step3: After renaming child theme, open style.css file and add few lines as mentioned below by replacing the old code:

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/*
	Theme Name: Webpro
	Theme URI: http://www.webguide4u.com/
	Description: Webpro is a 2 or 3-column Widget-ready child theme created for the Genesis Framework.
	Author: Vivek Parmar
	Author URI: http://www.webguide4u.com

	Version: 1.8

	Template: genesis
	Template Version: 1.7.1

	License: GNU General Public License v2.0
	License URI: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php
*/

Step4: After adding above line of code, save the file and close it.

Step5: Now to rename a file you have to edit functions.php file. All you need it to place these lines of code, instead of old ones:

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/** Child theme (do not remove) */
define(‘Child_THEME_NAME’, ‘Webpro Theme’);
define(‘CHILD_THEME_URL’, ‘http://www.webguide4u.com’);

Step6: After adding these lines of code, save it and upload it using FTP client or from wp-admin panel.

Isn’t it so easy to rename a Genesis Child Theme? Find it useful, then do not forget to share it with your friends also.

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