Child themes should be used when direct customizations of the theme files are required. We’ve prepared a child theme that you can use below to help get you started:
Gateway Plus Child Theme Download
To use the child theme:
- Install the parent theme (Gateway Plus) but don’t activate it.
- Install and activate the child theme.
- Any direct customizations you make should be done in the child theme. You can place parent theme files into the child theme for customization and they will be given priority.
If updates are made to the parent theme, then the direct customizations you’ve made won’t be overwritten.
More information about using WordPress Child themes.