If you wish to overwrite any of the templates or styles that come with Honeycomb, or if you wish to add additional functionality, you should definitely do this within a child theme. This will prevent you losing any changes should a newer version of Honeycomb be released in the future.
You can download a blank child theme below:
To manually create a child theme, create a new folder in your themes folder and name it something suitable (e.g. ‘honeycomb-child’). Within this folder there needs to be just two files:
style.css – Should contain the below:
/* Theme Name: Honeycomb Child Version: 1.0 Description: Child theme for Honeycomb. Author: Property Hive Author URI: http://wp-property-hive.com Template: honeycomb */
functions.php – Needs to exist but can be empty.
Then you can navigate to ‘Appearance > Themes’ and activate this child theme.