Child Theme Generator


A child theme is a WordPress template that inherits all features and characteristics of another theme, called the parent theme.

Creating a child theme, it allows you to edit or add functionality to your template without having to overwrite any of the parent theme files, risking making mistakes or losing your job when you make updates.

This plugin will generate a child theme in few steps, quickly and safely, it will not slow down your website or spam your database.

Child Theme Generator is available in:

  • English
  • Italian
  • Danish (thanks to Finn Sommer Jensen)



  • Go to Settings, then click on Child-Theme Gen
  • Select a parent-theme from drop-down menu, then fill out the form (all fields are optional):
  • Finally, check on Activate child theme (optional) if you wish activate immediately, then click on Finished button to complete.


From your WordPress dashboard:

  • Visit Plugins > Add New
  • Search for Child Theme Generator
  • Activate Child Theme Generator from your Plugins page.


  • Download
  • Upload the child-theme-generator directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory, using your favourite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  • Activate Child Theme Generator from your Plugins page.


Can I change Child theme screenshot?

Only via ftp.

How to use this plugin?

Install the plugin and activate it. Then go to Admin > Settings > Child-Theme Gen. Then select on a parent theme, fill out the fileds (optional) and the plugin will create a child theme for you.

My child theme is created, can I remove the plugin safely?

Yes, you can.


شتنبر 2, 2019
Great, saved me a lot of time.
غشت 13, 2019
I've been keeping using this plugin for a long while by now. It saves me a lots of time. It doesn't add million extra features you don't need, doesn't make a mess in your database, no upsells (just optional donations) - but does the job simply and effectively. So use it and donate!
غشت 2, 2019
I so wanted to give this 5 stars. For a beginner to WordPress this was great for me. It generated a child theme from my active theme and made it easy to activate. Then I poked around more and noticed that a couple of design areas did not carry over to the child theme. I'm still working on getting them back. They are in the parent theme still but not child. For a beginner this is a challenge for me. I think once bugs are worked out, this will be a 5-Star plugin.
أبريل 14, 2019
hi there, I have used this plugin in various sites to create child themes. It is simple and didn't create any problem so far. Keep up the good work.
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Contributors & Developers

“Child Theme Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Fixed pot file, added translation to plugin description


Danish language added


Fixed bugs some typos


Fixed bugs related to directory-name child-theme-generator


Updated screenshot-1.png, screenshot-2.png, screenshot-3.png

Added ‘Credits’ section in README.txt


Graphic layout improved, internationalization support added.


First version