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Do I need a child theme?

joshcoen1 3 months ago • updated by jacqueems 3 months ago 1

I know if you are making significant changes to a theme, the safe way is to do all your customizations on the child theme. But I'm not clear at what point that is necessary — or if it is necessary for me in my case. Currently, I'm building my site based on a BoldGrid theme. I'm basically using the grids and tools BG makes available. I may remove or hide or add some elements, but nothing major. Am I okay to simply customize my parent theme in this way or do I need a child theme? I don't want to get too far into things and realize I need a child. And if I do need a child: 1) How difficult is that to set up for someone who doesn't know much about this, 2) If I already began building my site, do I just lose all those customizations when switching to the child? Thank you for your help!

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Hello and thanks for contacting us. Please see our Child Theme article for more info on how what data could be lost. There's also our BoldGrid Theme Framework for more advanced users.

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Hello and thanks for contacting us. Please see our Child Theme article for more info on how what data could be lost. There's also our BoldGrid Theme Framework for more advanced users.