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Reply To: Switching to child theme

#3170
Jason Bobich
Keymaster

Your theme options (I’m only referring to Appearance > Theme Options) are saved based on the name of the current theme. So, if you were to activate a Child theme with a different name, that will change.

The only way to get around the pain of taking 5-10 mins to reconfigure your theme options page after switching to a Child theme would be to do this:

function my_option_id( $option_id ) {
    $option_id = 'alyeska';
    return $option_id;
}
add_filter( 'themeblvd_option_id', 'my_option_id' );

(This would go in the bottom of your Child theme’s functions.php)

This is from here: http://dev.themeblvd.com/tutorial/saving-theme-options-and-switching-themes/