When a theme writer has a series of child themes, how do you add a pro version that is for the parent theme?
A client chose a theme that I do not recommend, partly because of their poor documentation and lack of response. Now, I am in work-around mode and am wondering if anyone has a solution for this structural issue:
The theme starts with a parent them and then you can choose one of a number of child themes they have also added to the WordPress repository.
One of the issues with this structure is that a theme cannot have two levels of child themes, or that’s what the documentation I have found says.
In the Customizer, there is a home page slider function that allows 3 slides. If you want more, you have to upgrade to the Pro Version.
My client wants more slides, so she clicked to the Pro Version and bought it.
The problem comes from the fact that the child theme parent is the free version, not the pro version. I could go into the code and set the pro version as the child theme, but have concerns that I may be opening Pandora’s Box.