There are few reasons why you should use a child theme:
- If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved.
- Using a child theme can speed up development time.
- Using a child theme is a great way to learn about WordPress theme development.evelopment.
Installing a child theme
When you extract the whole package, you can spot the child theme file. Upload the file and activate it to make it ready to be used. Make sure to have main theme installed first. Incase you’re struggling to install it, check the steps 3 and 4 in this link.