Theme created with underscores: do I need to make a child now?


I just created a theme using Kezz’s underscores course. Do I need to make a child theme for it now? Will underscores ever update and mess up everything I just did?

Thanks in advance,



cc @kezzbracey


Hi Adam,

It;s up to you really, it depends on how you see yourself managing future updates to the framework.

You can either organise your modifications to the original theme in a way you can keep track of, or you can work with child themes instead. It all comes down to personal choice.