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  • Do I still need a child theme if using Astra sites?

     Adam updated 2 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Matt

    Member
    Jan 10, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Sorry for the stupid question but I couldn't find this anywhere and as I'm still pretty new to it all it had me concerned. I'm using Elementor Pro and Astra Pro. I know if you are not using Astra sites that you should use a child theme for the normal ASTRA theme, but is it necessary if using the Astra sites plugin?

  • Adam

    Administrator
    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

    It's a good best practice to use a child theme, but it is becoming less and less important. You can always add one later if you discover that you need one.

    For me I do because I customize core theme files, very advanced stuff, so I need a child theme so I can have these customizations in an upgrade safe way.

    • Matt

      Member
      Jan 11, 2018 at 12:24 am

      Oh god, I remember now that Astra sites is a plugin, so of course need to use a child theme. Sorry was thinking of it as a seperate theme for some reason!

    • Adam

      Administrator
      Jan 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Hey that's fine. It is a good best practice, but not as important these days.

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