Recently I have worked on this new Durus Multipurpose WordPress Theme It’s a nice theme with many feature like Drag & Drop Builder, Parallax Background, Video Background and without any doubt it’s responsive. So other then breaking I Plan to create a WordPress Child Theme for Durus.
But while playing with it, I found only few handful resource to develop a Child Theme of it. I was not able to make any change to the post section from the Durus Theme Drag & Drop Builder. My objective was to create a Child theme with different arrangement of the post section. So I move on to dig deep, and find it’s use a Visual Composer by wpbakery, Which is very popular among developer with over 33K sale on CodeCanyon and I’m happy with the theme as I can make a WordPress Child Theme for Durus, with the objective I have.
To Start-up WordPress Child Theme for Durus …
I have used Durus’s that came along with the theme, and added new function to it as needed. The most basic thing I changed on the child theme is I copied the main template folder and used on child by back WordPress thing like index.php, page.php
Regarding the new function I add is to create 2 shortcode that will work with the main Durus theme without breaking anything of it. The two new shortcode is ready to use on my Child Theme for Durus are
which will return a new content structure (as u see on feature image) and
will return the same structure of the news but in place on “read more” It will add a download link, which is a part of the main theme, ie u can add the content directly to the outer custom links.
Please feel free to ask any question regarding my Child Theme for Durus, I will response as available. You can down load the child theme below for reference, use as is or edit the child template as u need.
Today 08/29/2014 I have added a post meta box using the parent theme
rwmb_meta_boxes function. This meta box capture publication and publish date date of normal post. I have used this meta box data only for News post, but it can be added to any posts.
If you have any bug/question regarding Durus template or the Child theme, please use the comments below. Thanks 🙂