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@WPAstra – How to create a child theme in 5 minutes in the Astra WordPress theme?

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In this page, I will explain you that how to create a child theme for WP Astra theme using Astra Child Theme Generator.”

Why you need a child theme?

You need a child theme because you want to save some codes directly to in functions.php and CSS code to style sheet. Also, you can change the style sheet as per your need but you must already know about CSS otherwise your website will look different or bad.

Why you can not save the codes directly to WP Astra theme?

You can save and it is not a big task. But one day you will receive an update from WPAstra theme team and you will update it.


So after the update you will loose all your installed code/css in Style sheet and funtions.php.

How to create a child theme in 5 minutes in the Astra WordPress theme?

Here, I am showing you the some steps in short.

How to create a child theme using WP Astra?

Step 1. Go to the Astra Child Theme Generator.

Step 2. Give a name to your child theme and click on advanced (recommended).

Step 3. Just change the Author and Author URI. If you want to change the description, folder name so you can but I won’t recommend you.

Step 4. If you want to add any screenshot so you can. You can choose any image. Click on “Generate” and save a file to upload on your WordPress blog.

How to upload a child theme to your WordPress blog where the WPAstra theme already installed?

Install a child theme like normal theme as you have to go to Appearance than Themes than click on Upload Theme and finally activate that. That’s’ it!

After installation of the WP Astra child theme, you should not delete the parent WPAstra theme or remove it. Just leave as it is and update it when an update is available.

Let’s watch a video.


It’s a kind of permanent work in a way by creating a child theme. It may take at least 3/5 minutes to create a child theme, for which I will advise.

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