Hack: Creating Child Themes

A child theme is a theme that inherits all of the files of a parent theme, but allows you to add additional styles, functions and replacement template files. You can use a child theme to modify the parent while leaving the files untouched. This way the parent can receive updates without overwriting your modifications. You can also then see more clearly what changes you have made.

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Tip: Using WordPress Writing Revisions To Get Back Text You Deleted Or Changed

Every time you save a draft while writing a WordPress post, it saves a revision for that post. You can go back and view past revisions, though it is hard sometimes to tell what you are viewing since it shows you raw code. But you can easily revert to a previous version, or copy and paste some text you may have deleted from an old version.

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Tip: Using Private/Icognito Windows To Test Your Site

All modern browsers support some sort of private or incognito mode that opens a new browser window and show you pages as if you are a user who has never been to the site before. You can use this to test your WordPress sites and pages without needing to log out of your account to see a completely new-user view of the pages.

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