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How do I enable a child theme with Akita?

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    coolcooljn
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    I’m very new to wordpress and css. The Akita theme has been incredible in allowing me to make my site standout! http://www.reyoumassage.com. My question is two fold, how do I enable the child theme? Why would I need a child theme if under the theme options, it has the custom css box? This relates to my other post as I’m learning. I want to increase the sitewide font size as the theme options font options didn’t take. Thanks for your help!!!

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    Jason Bobich
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    Hello,

    Checkout the child theme intro video from your documentation:

    http://vimeo.com/70832266‎

    There’s already a child theme included with your theme package from ThemeForest. Essentially, you just upload it and activate it, with your Akita theme also exists in your WordPress themes directory.

    And since you’ve already started customizing your website, this information might be helpful, as well, with changing to a child theme:

    http://dev.themeblvd.com/tutorial/switching-to-a-child-theme-after-youve-already-started-building-your-website/

    Why would I need a child theme if under the theme options, it has the custom css box

    There’s just only so much you can do from the Custom CSS option box. If you start collecting a lot of custom styles, that box is going to get cluttered really fast. It’s a bit easier to keep things organized in an actual stylesheet, opposed to a textbox on a Theme Options page. Also, if you move to any CSS customization that involve including images, you’re going to have trouble doing anything of that from the Theme Options.

    And then in the future, if you move to making any kind of PHP customizations, you’ll need that child theme, as well.

    This relates to my other post as I’m learning. I want to increase the sitewide font size as the theme options font options didn’t take.

    For something simple like changing font-size, whether you put it in your Custom CSS option or in a child theme isn’t technically going to matter. If it’s not working in your Custom CSS option, that would mean your CSS is incorrect in some way, and moving it to a child theme isn’t going to make a difference there.

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