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How to create a child theme to edit buddypress theme

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

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    tengwah
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    @tengwah

    Thanks for replying, I still have a problem, because I have found that link already, and read through it but I still cant find how to create a child theme.
    On that site, in that document it says…

    [[
    Let’s Start Building!

    The bp-default theme is located in the BuddyPress plugin folder at /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/ so it can be updated along with the plugin. WordPress knows where it is, even though your own child theme folder is in /wp-content/themes/.

    A. Create a new theme folder

    The first step is to create a new theme folder and give it a unique name. For this example, the theme is called “BuddyPress Dusk” and so we’ll name our folder bp-dusk. We’ll be uploading the bp-dusk child theme folder to wp-content/themes/.
    ]]

    (that is the first instructional step) This doesnt make sense to me, cause I dont know where I should be and how to do this…this is what I am asking for help with. I cant find anything that actually tells me how you start to create a child theme.

    Avatar of tengwah
    tengwah
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    @tengwah

    I just found on the Show Options drop down menu, on the Appearance>editor page, a link…
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Just one quick look at that and I see a picture with a folder tree, and I now assume that I am suppossed to be creating this child theme folder inside my wordpress installation folder. Unfortunately I never saw anything simply writting that anywhere.

    That was the key thing I was missing here I guess, the whole time I was looking around inside wordpress application for something, when its in the ‘Installation’ files id say.

    I think they could have just written that somewhere. Obviously Its not really obvious.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @tengwah I’ve added a link to the WP codex page about child themes in the paragraph before “Let’s Start Building” section. Thank you for the reminder to add the reference for those who are new to child theming.

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