Making a child theme of WP 2023 theme. Where is the functions.php file for this theme?

I’m making a child theme of the standard WordPress theme “2023” because I need to include a short php function. I notice that the standard theme doesn’t have a Functions.php file? nor is there one in my created file theme? I created the child theme with a plugin. Why doesn’t it have a Functions.php file? Do I just create one for the child theme? And if so, what else should go in it apart from my function?

  1. Twenty Twenty Three doesn’t use a functions.php file.

    However, you can just create your own functions.php file in the child theme and everything should still work as expected.


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