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. Layers is no different with the exact same principles applied to their themes.

Why Use A Child Theme?

The answer here is simple, when updating a site from one version to the next you never have to worry about breaking the theme or even any manual coding or custom edits your may have done as the child theme is active and the parent theme just sits in the theme folder. You just need to upload the new version of the parent theme and everything is updated.

I know it sounds way to easy, but that’s all there is to it.

LayersWP Child Themes
cross church layers wp theme

The church theme has been built for layers and fits like a glove. Being Woocommerce ready makes it easy to add what you need.


Eagle Freelancer & Agency layers child theme is designed to make site building easier for graphic and photography websites.

Handyman Tradesman Business WordPress Theme

The handyman business WordPress theme for layers WP has 9 layer components and an amazing 11 colour schemes to choose from.

play multi purpose theme

Play is a multi-purpose layers child theme designed to make site building easier for application and software creators.

Other Benefits & Advanced Customisations

If you want to change more than just the style sheet, your child theme can override any file in the parent theme: simply include a file of the same name in the child theme directory, and it will override the equivalent file in the parent theme directory when your site loads. For instance, if you want to change the PHP code for the site header, you can include a header.php in your child theme’s directory, and that file will be used instead of the parent theme’s header.php.

You can also include files in the child theme that are not included in the parent theme. For instance, you might want to create a more specific template than is found in your parent theme, such as a template for a specific page or category archive.