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:
Politics Plus Child Theme Download
To use the child theme:
- Install the parent theme (Politics Plus) but don’t activate it.
- Install and activate the child theme.
- Any direct customizations you make should be done in the child theme.
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.