I am attempting to modify a wordpress theme with a child theme. My parent theme has the following function in its functions.php:
require_once(get_template_directory() . "/includes/theme-styles.php");
I would like to change this to include my own stylesheet: something like:
require_once(get_template_directory() . "../child-theme/includes/theme-styles.php");
I can include this function in my child theme’s functions.php, but
because the child theme’s functions.php is loaded first, I see no way to override/prevent the parent theme’s require_once() from being called. Is there any way to do this, or a possible workaround?
Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.
You can use
get_stylesheet_directory() to refer to your child theme, then you can point to your file.
require_once( get_stylesheet_directory() . '/includes/theme-styles.php' );
It will load your file and replace the parent theme file.