Twenty Sixteen Child Theme

Here is a FREE bare-bones child theme for Twenty Sixteen.


This child theme will inherit all the functionality and styling of Twenty Sixteen. It’s ready for you to modify without the worry of losing your modifications after the parent theme gets updated.

What’s Inside the Zip

  • style.css
  • functions.php
  • screenshot.png
  • readme.txt

Download Twenty Sixteen Child Theme

Download: – 46 KB


  • Make sure Twenty Sixteen theme is installed in your WordPress Themes Directory (root/wp-content/themes/)
  • Install into your WordPress Themes Directory
  • Activate twentysixteen Child Theme

That’s it! As long as the child theme is the active theme, you can make custom changes to functions.php and style.css without worrying about how the next Twenty Sixteen theme update will affect your website.

Please read this post if you are not aware of how costly it can be to not use child themes.

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  • Mustafa August 22, 2016, 7:54 am

    I will use try it, Thanks a lot.

  • Andy Renard August 10, 2016, 3:39 am

    Thank you very much for sharing!

  • Simon June 30, 2016, 4:26 am

    Awesome! Thanks a mil, this little package has saved me a big headache!

  • Michael Chiloyan June 27, 2016, 1:57 am

    Thank you for providing this child theme for twenty sixteen. For the person that wants to create their first child theme, this is perfect. To have this working example, I now understand the code and files needed.

    Thank You again,

  • Bradley Anderson June 22, 2016, 2:42 am


  • debora June 5, 2016, 4:38 am

    Just wanted to say thanks so much! been struggling with the child themes forEVER now..this was great help

  • Anthony Nogales February 5, 2016, 3:07 pm

    Thanks for this, sir! While I’m able to do this myself I love that you made the work for this and previous themes available to make life easier for us! Forgive me for quoting a meme but, “You’re the real MVP!”

  • Bahawalpur January 22, 2016, 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the ready made Child Theme. I am going to use it on my website. Twenty Sixteen looks better than fifteen considering the option to remove the sidebar.

  • Eric Edwards January 18, 2016, 11:07 am

    Great job, works perfectly! Thank You!

  • Lazlo @Beach PC Repairs December 17, 2015, 4:51 am

    Hi there thank you for making this i love Twenty Sixteen theme it is the best WordPress theme out there. I already made my mods like footer menu and much more with your help!
    Thank You

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