If you’re the type that wants to modify the Salient core files or just would like a better way to organize custom css then the Salient child theme is for you. Installing the Salient child theme will follow a similar process as installing the main theme as documented here.

  • Step 1. Head over to Appearance > Themes in your WordPress dashboard
  • Step 2. Click Install Themes followed by the Upload button
  • Step 3. Locate the salient-child-theme.zip file you extracted from the ThemeForest download archive and click the Install Now button

Now that you have the child theme active, you can begin to add your custom css into the child theme style.css file via Appearance > Editor 

Note that if you modify any PHP, JS or CSS files (other than the style.css) via your Salient child theme you’ll be responsible for keeping them up to date when upgrading to newer Salient versions. For example, if you modify the header.php via your child theme and update Salient – if that file has changed in the current release you could encounter errors on your site if you don’t update your child theme header.php to include the changes.

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