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For security reasons, can I rename the "Avada-Child-Theme" folder?

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  • gkamproductions
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    What I want to do is make sure that when anyone views the source code for my site they can't identify the theme as Avada by simply just searching for the phrase "wp-content/themes/" and identifying the theme. I don't know if you can just rename the "Avada" folder or not but I see your team has provided an "Avada-Child-Theme" folder. So, can I simply rename this folder and use it instead? How do I actually use this child theme folder btw? Sorry if my question seems dumb, I am an advanced wordpress developer I just have always used the custom css section in wordpress which has always been my go to method but now I want to be able to hide which theme I'm using for security reasons.

    jadoon88
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    pawelda
    Member

    if it is possible please do write the answer here as i would like to know aswell.

    thanks

    Luke
    Keymaster
    Forum Moderator

    Hey Guys,

    Yes you can use the child theme if you wish, but its usually used for advanced users who are doing code customizations. We provide a child theme for that purpose, but the overall details of how to use one depend on what you are doing and do require an advanced knowledge. See the codex for more info, http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    However, you can use the parent theme and rename it. Open style.css and rename the top portions.

    /*
    Theme Name: Avada
    Description: A business, portfolio and blog theme.
    Author: ThemeFusion
    Theme URI: http://theme-fusion.com/avada/
    Author URI: http://themeforest.net/user/ThemeFusion
    Version: 3.2.1
    License: GNU General Public License
    License URI: license.txt
    */

    Then rename your theme folder in wp-contents the same thing.

    gkamproductions
    Member

    Hi Luke thanks,

    But which lines exactly do I edit before renaming the folder? And are you talking about the style.css folder in the child folder or in the Avada folder?

    Elson
    Member

    Hello Gkamproductions,

    Please take a look what you will change,

    On the main Avada folder, open the style.css, you will see this:

    /*
    Theme Name: Avada (here is theme name, whre you will change, the theme folder will be the same)
    Description: A business, portfolio and blog theme. ( Optional)
    Author: ThemeFusion  ( Optional)
    Theme URI: http://theme-fusion.com/avada/   ( Optional)
    Author URI: http://themeforest.net/user/ThemeFusion  ( Optional)
    Version: 3.2.1
    License: GNU General Public License
    License URI: license.txt
    */

    Save the file, and now open the file style.css on Avada-child-theme

    You will see this:

    /*
    Theme Name: Avada Child (place you child theme name, here will not cause erros)
    Description: Child theme for the Avada  (Optional)
    Author: Your name here  (Your name optional)
    Template: Avada (here you have to place the same as you new folder/ theme name)
    */

    @import url("../Avada/style.css");  (Last place the path to your new folder name e.g  ("../my-new-folder/style.css");

    Save too.

    Regards,

    Elson Santos

    Luke
    Keymaster
    Forum Moderator

    Thanks Elson! 🙂

    Also, if you are only using the parent theme, which I think you are, then only edit the style.css in parent theme. You do not need to worry about the child theme unless you are using it, You do not need to use it unless you are making advanced code edits to the original theme files.

    You can edit any of the lines if you wish that we posted.

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