Child Theme Wizard


The Child Theme Wizard lets you create a new child theme without the need for additional tools, right from within the WordPress admin interface. Once activated you can find it under Tools – Child Theme Wizard.

Specify a parent theme, customise options such as title and description and click Create Child Theme. Upon success you will find your new theme under Appearance – Themes.

You have the option to include GPL License Terms if you wish. The Wizard will automatically create a thumbnail too. In future versions I may include an image uploader for this feature.

To find out more about Child Themes and why they are important please read


  • create a Child Theme with just one click
  • the wizard was successful
  • you also get a nice thumbnail with your new child theme


  1. Either: Upload the entire folder child-theme-wizard to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Or: download the ZIP file, then head over to Plugins – Add New – Install, then browse to your file
  3. Or: from Plugins – Add New, search for “ child theme wizard” , to find this plugin and hit “ install”
  4. Then: Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. You can find it under Tools – Child Theme Wizard


ဇန်နဝါရီ 3, 2018
Switched to this child theme generator after troubles with other pugins. Have been using it for a while with no problems at all.
စက်တင်ဘာ 22, 2017
It success in creating a child of a strange theme that made me crazy!
စက်တင်ဘာ 15, 2017
when i was learning wordpress, i spent an evening reading about how to make a child theme. then i speent another evening trying to make one but then i kept running into problems. then i said, screw it, is there a plugin for this? i tried child theme wizard. ever since, this has been and always will be my go to plugin for that. it takes 10 seconds to generate a child theme and has never caused me a problem. thank you!
ဇူလိုင် 3, 2017
Thank you for your plugin development. Worked perfect for me.... Note: In your PHP Ini file, FOpen needs to be 'On' for this to fully function.
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  • defined the preivously undefined variable $parent_style (thanks, Marcin!)
  • updated links to WordPress Dev Docs


  • tested compatibility with WordPress 5.1
  • updated link to Codex
  • added version query as suggested in Codex as of 2019


  • corrected a spelling mistake (thanks, Cory!)


  • the parent theme is now queued via functions.php


  • Initial Release