Child theme support has landed in the Carrington core framework. We’d love to get some additional real-world testing on this before we tag the next core version.
You can grab the latest from SVN on Google Code. Then simply replace the carrington-core directory in your theme with new version you have checked out from:
and that should do it.
Note that the way child theme support is implemented, your child theme can add new templates to your theme as well as overriding existing templates. I think this is necessary for Carrington – it allows you to create custom templates for your specific site and have them upgrade cleanly via the child theme.
The steps to test if you want to make a child theme for a Carrington theme (before this support is rolled out in new releases):
- Download the framework from SVN using the URL above and replace the carrington-core directory in your parent theme.
- Create your child theme (which can include new Carrington templates).