December 5, 2013 — Utsav talks about child themes and explains why it is important. A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of the parent theme. A child theme is the best and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes.
October 15, 2013 — This presentation covers the important aspects of developing a Theme with Child Theme-friendliness in mind, including proper referencing of bundled Theme resources, incorporating template action hooks, making Theme functions pluggable and filterable, and making Theme options extensible.
May 4, 2013 — Learn how to mod themes the right way. Using child themes you won’t loose your edits when there’s a theme update.
August 20, 2011
May 1, 2010 — Allan Cole gives a brief introduction to child themes and explains their benefits and advantages in this lightning session.
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April 24, 2010 — Drew Strojny from The Theme Foundry leads a workshop-style session on customizing WordPress themes, from basic best practices to the beginnings of more advanced customizations.
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