October 5, 2014 — Michael and David shows you some of their tips, tricks and best practices for developing custom themes for WordPress. Learn how to set-up a workflow that transitions a freelance methodology right to the collaborative environment of an Agency. They touch on how to use Git, local environments and how to master your own development workflow to run with the pros.
September 16, 2014 — What is a child theme and why should you care? WordPress themes make it easy to create a good-looking site fast but they’re not always exactly what we want out of the box. Child themes allow you to quickly and easily change things like link color, font, and content area dimensions while leaving the original theme untouched. This presentation walks you through the basics of setting up a child theme. Basic CSS and FTP knowledge are recommended but not required.
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.