In the WordPress Themes Directory, you cannot just download ”regular” WordPress themes, but also so-called child themes. Now many people might raise their eyebrows and thinking what in the world is a child theme?
On WordPress.org and WordPress Codex there is this description that explains what a child theme actually is in a simple and understandable way.
A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme.
There are many excellent articles written on how to create your own child theme. It’s pretty simple and you can easily try it yourself. I recommend that you use some kind of test site first to create your own child theme.
An article on the subject comes from Elegant Themes – How To Create A Child Theme, And Why You Should Be Using One which includes tips and how to proceed to create a child theme.
Some good-looking child themes was recently released in the WordPress Themes Directory. More particularly 5 themes. If you want to use these themes remember you need to install the parent theme first before you can use these child themes.
weblizar-brown is a free WordPress child theme from Weblizar. The theme can be used for all kind of websites such as business, corporate and blogs. It comes with clean and elegant design. You can customize and tweak the theme with lot of features via theme options settings. The parent theme Weblizar needs to be installed first to use the weblizar-brown theme.
Mantle is a child theme for the parent theme GeneratePress. The theme comes with responisive and adaptable design. W3C markup validated, Schema.org integrated, search engine friendly and 100% translatable. This is a great looking theme with stylish look and feel. The parent theme GeneratePress needs to be installed first to use the Mantle theme.
Khnum is a child theme of the WordPress theme Isis. This is a theme perfect for portfolio, gallery and business website types. Features included are 2 home page layouts, responsive design, retina ready, slider, font-awesome icons, Google fonts plus much more. The parent theme Isis needs to be installed first to use the khnum theme.
Sans-serif is a minimalist and elegant WordPress theme and child theme for Omega. Sans-serif inherit Omega parent theme capabilities. Features included are WordPress customizer, custom logo upload, custom menu, custom CSS live, custom widgets plus more. The parent theme Omega needs to be installed first to use the Sans-serif theme.
Clear Tranquil is a minimal one column WordPress theme for the theme Highwind. This is a great theme for writers that want to focus on blogging and readability. The theme is simple and spacious and your articles will be in focus of your visitors attention. The parent theme Highwind needs to be installed first to use the Clear Tranquil theme.