Child theme for modifications

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I am completely new to wordpress and I am not a programmer. I employed the services of someone to do some modifications to this wonderful theme of yours. The problem I have is that he did not use a child theme, told me a child theme will not work in this scenario and instead modified the main theme and added custom files and all. Every single time there is an upgrade here I have to call him up to upgrade and he charges me very high for upgrades and also wastes a lot of time.

He made changes to the following files:

1.public_html/wp-content/themes/askbug/anspress/addons/user/edit-profile.php

2.public_html/wp-content/themes/askbug/includes/hooks.php

3.public_html/wp-content/themes/askbug/functions.php

And added 9 other files.

What can I do solve this upgrade issues once and for all as I would love to simple perform upgrades once they are made available without having to constantly pay this developer to do that for me.

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Hello,

He said wrong. You can override above files from child theme. Simply create a child theme and copy this files there keep same directory path. Like if you want to override:

wp-content/themes/askbug/anspress/addons/user/edit-profile.php

Then copy it to child theme with same path

wp-content/themes/askbug-child/anspress/addons/user/edit-profile.php

There are lots of plugins available to create a child theme by few clicks, search for them in wp.org. Lemme know if you need any further assistance.