August 21, 2014 — Michael teaches beginner and intermediate WordPress users where to find, how to select, and how to install the best WordPress theme for their blog or website. He has created a 5 point checklist that anyone can use to measure the quality of any WordPress theme.
August 21, 2014 — Ever wonder how to make that column just a little bit wider or change a font? Are you totally overwhelmed by files upon files of PHP? There are some simple and effective ways to tweak the design of a site without breaking anything. We cover ways to add custom CSS and the whys and hows of a basic child theme.
August 21, 2014 — Are you a front-end designer who searches the free WordPress theme directory, finds something similar to the design you’re looking for and then modifies it to suit your needs? A lot of WordPress theme designers start off this way, but soon it’ll be time to take it to the next level. This presentation gives you 6 ways to boost your WordPress theme building skills.
August 20, 2014 — Rhys does an introductory beginner talk on Child Themes, which involves the following:
– What is a child theme?
– When you should use a child theme?
– When you shouldn’t use a child theme?
– Structuring a child theme in your themes folder & common practices.
– The style.css file of a child theme, how to structure it.
– The functions.php file of the child theme.
– Common Issues that beginners ask about.
May 15, 2014 — In this session, Beth Backen discusses what child themes are used for and outline the benefits of using child themes, including a walk through of the steps to creating a child theme and demonstration of how to use FTP (file transfer protocol) to add the child theme to a WordPress install.
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.