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Child theme for q2a?

+5 votes
asked Oct 20, 2017 in Q2A Core by fara

Is it possible to have child theme in the next versions of q2a? Just like what wordpress do.

 A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme

There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:

  • If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved.

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Q2A version: 1.8

1 Answer

+3 votes
answered Oct 20, 2017 by pupi1985
selected Oct 20, 2017 by fara
Best answer
That exists in Q2A as a layer: http://docs.question2answer.org/plugins/layers

Add your theme changes to a plugin with a layer and they will survive the changes in your theme. The interface is exactly the same as a theme class as it (literally) extends the base theme too.
commented Aug 27 by pupi1985
I can't remember any that has a limit. However, bear in mind each field in a database that stores a value HAS a limit so you might get an error that you're exceeding the field's length. Anyway, I think you should ask a different question for that rather than asking a question in a comment :)
commented Aug 29 by fara
Thank you pupi. you are right:)