If you set out to blog with WordPress, and you decide to customize a theme for your use, I highly suggest considering creating a child theme for your customizations. The biggest benefit you’ll see is that you customizations will remain intact when you update the theme to a newer version. It’s very simple to create a child theme – if you’re able to customize a theme, you can create a child theme. That, possibly more than anything else, made this upgrade very painless!
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