September 30, 2016 — We’re going to step into the process of starting your own WordPress theme by taking a basic html and css site. The main goal is to show folks that making your own isn’t difficult with a little knowledge of HTML & CSS, and diving in is the scariest part, and shouldn’t be. If you’ve ever developed a website from wireframes or mockups to html, turning it into a WordPress theme is just a few extra steps. Watch how Andy and Ben do it, and take your web skills to the next level with your own custom theme. Even if building custom themes isn’t a future goal, getting in and doing this can help when editing other themes and understanding the inner workings of WordPress.
December 7, 2015 — HTML is the language of the web. Designers and Developers use it to create your website. They use it everyday. However, they aren’t the only ones who need to know HTML – writers, editors, marketers, evangelists, and content strategists, also need to know HTML. HTML is for everyone. When starting out, most people feel intimidated by HTML, because it’s code. Fortunately, it is designed to be easy to write. I’ll explain how HTML works, which parts of it you need to know, and provide you with some reference material to assist you with your writing.
November 17, 2015 — It’s easy to get caught up adding HTML classes (and IDs) to each and every element we want to style, but the fact is, WordPress helps us out with specific targeting by adding its own classes and IDs to certain elements on every page and post. Cleverly utilizing WordPress’s default page build along with CSS’s pseudo classes and combinators makes it possible to be highly specific with our targeted styles while leaving the original HTML completely alone. In short, if we look for ways, we can often avoid adding more classes and wrapping text in spans to have WordPress and CSS do the work for us.
May 30, 2015 — Amaze your friends, confound your enemies! Oh, and save bandwidth and speed up your site by sending the correctly-sized images for the device with HTML’s new responsive images capabilities.
March 22, 2014 — HTML is one of the core languages of the Internet. You don’t HAVE to know HTML to build and maintain a WordPress website – but knowing the basic tags gives you more control over the content, presentation, and impact of your message. This presentation covers the basic HTML tags commonly used in WordPress. You’ll learn how to insert a link, format text size/style/position, load an image, and more, all through the WordPress HTML editor.
January 24, 2012
July 12, 2009 — Jeremy Clarke talks to users at WordCamp Montreal who know how to blog but have not yet figured out how to control the way their blog works at the theme level. He explains how the files in your theme folder work to define different kinds of content and how to identify WordPress “template tags” and move them around in your theme.
Video production by Arthur Cormon of TV McGill.