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.
June 11, 2014 — When developing a theme for a client, it’s super easy to throw all of the new functions and hooks into the theme’s functions.php file, wipe your hands, congratulate yourself for a hard day’s work and go have a beer. But, after a while, have you stopped to see the size of that functions.php file? It can be massive! It’s easy to create a large disorganized functions.php file with so many tutorials out there giving you little tips and tricks on hooks and doodads that you can add to the site to make it fancy. “Ohh! Look at this code that changes my background color based on weather patterns! I’ll just… put this… right… here.” *drops in functions.php file*
This session is about why you don’t want to fill up your functions.php file, the proper way to add code to your site, and why it’s proper for readability, security and extendability.
September 2, 2012
February 10, 2012
May 28, 2010 — Steve Bruner showcases new aspects of customization available in the upcoming WordPress 3.0 release, including custom post types and the new menu management feature, using the new default Twenty Ten theme as an example.
Video provided by Punkcast.