Is there a way to avoid having these template files in my parent theme? My child theme is created to update like the plugins and WP core with alert messages when an update is available. If a client or anyone else who is not familiar with how the site was set up chooses to update the theme, the slideshow disappears.
I’ve tried changing all of my paths in the template file within the child theme to get_stylesheet_directory_uri(), but that didn’t work.
Is there another way? Why is it that the template files need to exist in the parent theme? Perhaps there’s something I can add to my functions file in the child to get around the need to have them there?