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Is it possible to have child theme in the next versions of q2a? Just like what wordpress do.

 A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme

There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:

  • If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved.

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Q2A version: 1.8

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That exists in Q2A as a layer: http://docs.question2answer.org/plugins/layers

Add your theme changes to a plugin with a layer and they will survive the changes in your theme. The interface is exactly the same as a theme class as it (literally) extends the base theme too.
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Thank you Pupi for your answer.
But maybe it would be better to have a provided plugin  with official release of q2a?
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So you mean to include the boilerplate of the plugin which includes an empty layer? I don't think that will save much time (the time it takes to write a line as you can see here: http://docs.question2answer.org/plugins/#registering-layers).
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Okay thank you Pupi, I created the plugin and it works fine for me:)
Thank you again.
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just another question: is there any issue using this plugin to change the css? does using layer plugin slow the site speed?
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No issue with applying CSS in a layer. It doesn't slow site speed by itself.
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@pupi1985
It seems that this method doesn't change the css for some elements except when using !important.
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If what you said was correct then all plugins should be styling using "!important" and that is not the case.

That is a CSS issue rather than a "method" issue. Q2A allows you to output CSS then you need to output and style the CSS properly.
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Hi Pupi.
Could you please let me know if the textareas in q2a has a limit of characters or not?
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I can't remember any that has a limit. However, bear in mind each field in a database that stores a value HAS a limit so you might get an error that you're exceeding the field's length. Anyway, I think you should ask a different question for that rather than asking a question in a comment :)
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Thank you pupi. you are right:)
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