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How to Create a Child Theme for Spectra One

Child themes offer a safe way to customize your website without affecting the core functionality of the parent theme.

This guide walks you through creating a child theme for Spectra One, a WordPress block theme.

Why Use a Child Theme?

Spectra One theme updates frequently, bringing new features and improvements.

With a child theme, you can embrace these updates with confidence. Your custom styles, layouts, and functionalities all reside within the child theme, separate from the core Spectra One files. This ensures a smooth update process without affecting your website’s unique look and feel.

How to Create a Child Theme for Spectra One

You can follow these steps to create a child theme for Spectra One:

1. Install the “Create Block Theme” Plugin

Firstly, ensure that you have the “Create Block Theme” plugin installed on your WordPress site. 

This plugin facilitates the creation of block themes and is essential for generating the child theme for Spectra One.

2. Customize Your Site

Before generating the child theme, customize your site according to your preferences using the Spectra One theme. 

This includes setting up the layout, colors, typography, and other design elements.

3. Generate the Child Theme

Head over to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Create Block Theme.

  • Select the “Create child of Spectra One” option.
  • Provide some details like a theme name and a brief description.
  • Click the “Generate” button.

Then a zip file containing your child theme will be downloaded.

4. Upload and Activate the Child Theme:

Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New Theme > Upload Theme.

  • Select the downloaded zip file from your computer.
  • Click “Install Now” and then activate the child theme.

By following these steps, you can create a child theme for Spectra One effortlessly. 

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