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Wordpress - Themes and Child themes

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Pete LongFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Wordpress - Themes and Child themes

OK Ive got a Wordpress site that has a theme, and at some time in the past Ive created a child theme and made some changes, all good
BUT, before I knew what I was doing, I made some direct edits on files in the parent theme.

Now I've compared the live sites theme with the original factory default, and the files that have changed are....

footer.php
functions.php
header.php
style.css

So, my question is, If I coped those file to the Themename-Child directory, I should be able to update the theme without anything smashing correct?

The problem is compounded, as in the child theme I also have a functions.php and a header.php file?

From what I've read it's probably using the header.php from the child theme anyway?
But Ive also read that functions.php loads the child and the parent, so Im not sure what to do about that one?

Regards,

Pete
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