Generate Child Theme


Generate Child Theme allows you to create a child theme of any WordPress theme installed on your blog. The WordPress child theme generator plugin, Generate Child Theme is absolutely free and extremely easy to use as well. The plugin will help you create child themes in just a few minutes. It allows you to quickly create child themes from any theme that you have currently installed on your site. With Generate Child Theme, you will not have to deal with coding, or any configuration while creating a child theme. You will only have to fill up few fields—such as select parent theme, child theme’s name, theme description, author, and version—to create the child theme you desire. Therefore, create your own child theme effortlessly with the new child theme WordPress plugin, Generate Child Theme, and that too, without stressing your wallet.


The easy way (via Dashboard) :

  • Go to Plugins > Add New
  • Type in the Generate Child Theme in Search Plugins box
  • Click Install Now to install the plugin
  • After Installation click activate to start using the Generate Child Theme
  • Go to Generate Child Theme from Dashboard menu

Not so easy way (via FTP) :

  • Download the Generate Child Theme
  • Unarchive Generate Child Theme plugin
  • Copy folder with
  • Open the ftp \wp-content\plugins\
  • Paste the plug-ins folder in the folder
  • Go to admin panel => open item “Plugins” => activate Generate Child Theme
  • Go to Generate Child Theme from Dashboard menu


February 14, 2023
Thought it would be an easy fix instead of manually creating a child theme, but it didn’t actually copy over the style sheet, so none of my featured images were showing anymore. When I tried to fix that, my site broke. Maybe it’s good for people who are more technical than I am, but then you probably wouldn’t need this plugin to begin with.
January 29, 2023
Great Catch plugin – does what it says – highly recommend it (used it on two sites and it was easy to use)
August 2, 2021
Whenever I need to use a child theme I now always use the free Generate Child Theme by Catch Plugins. The only thing that you need to pay attention to is to never start your child theme’s name with a digit, or your website will crash like this. That is because the theme name is used to derive a function name, and like in other languages, the first character in a PHP function name is in ranges a-z or A-Z or underscore.
May 23, 2021 1 reply
My feeling is that plugins like this cannot be guaranteed to work with all themes. This was the case with my theme. Once installed and used to generate a child-theme I found certain styles were over-ridden. Worse was that the little icons that are attached to Elementor editing boxes disappeared. They stayed disappeared even after reactivating the main theme. Disappointing. I think the Plugin page should provide instructions on how to restore everything if it doesn’t work properly with a particular theme, and also add a warning about possible conflicts like this. If it works for you then this is a useful plugin but you won’t know until you use it.
Read all 13 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Generate Child Theme” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Generate Child Theme” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Generate Child Theme” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


2.1 (Released: April 10, 2024)

  • Compatibility check up to version 6.5

2.0.1 (Released: February 21, 2024)

  • Bug Fixed: CSRF vulnerability while generating child theme (Reported by: Darius Sveikauskas

2.0 (Released: November 15, 2023)

  • Compatibility check up to version 6.4

1.9 (Released: January 30, 2023)

  • Bug Fixed: Issue when child theme name starts from integer

1.8 (Released: November 19, 2022)

  • Compatibility check up to version 6.1

1.7 (Released: February 24, 2022)

  • Compatibility check up to version 5.9

1.6 (Released: September 18, 2021)

  • Bug Fixed: Security issue on ajax calls

1.5.3 (Released: August 05, 2021)

  • Compatibility check up to version 5.8

1.5.2 (Released: March 07, 2021)

  • Compatibility check up to version 5.7

1.5.1 (Released: Aug 19, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Issue in add new theme page

1.5 (Released: March 17, 2020)

  • Compatibility check up to version 5.4

1.4 (Released: November 12, 2019)

  • Compatibility check up to version 5.3

1.3 (Released: August 20, 2019)

  • Added: Option to turn off Catch Themes and Catch Plugins tabs
  • Compatibility check up to version 5.2
  • Updated: Catch Themes and Catch Plugins tabs displaying code

1.2 (Released: February 21, 2019)

  • Compatibility check up to version 5.1

1.1 (Released: December 12, 2018)

  • Added: Catch Themes and Catch Plugins tabs in Add themes and Add plugins page respectively
  • Added: Themes by Catch Themes section under Themes panel in customizer
  • Compatibility check up to version 5.0

1.0.1 (Released: May 07, 2018)

  • Compatibility check up to version 4.9.5
  • Update: Moved domain from to


  • Initial Release