January 29, 2018 — In this talk, we’ll look at some of the problems and issues with responsive design and then we’ll look at how to get around these by developing a theme which is not just responsive but genuinely and entirely fluid.
The aim will be a theme where the layout remains consistent, proportional, reliable, and exactly as the designer intentioned, whatever the width of the viewport.
December 20, 2017 — Arunas is an experienced WordPress plugin developer. He has been working with WordPress since version 2.6.3 and has developed a number of free, premium and custom plugins. Arunas has 14 years of experience in Web development and has been teaching at Kaunas College for 8 years. He is a WordPress Core Contributor, WordPress Kaunas Meetup co-organizer, WordCamp (Lithuania, Riga, Stockholm) speaker and one of the editors of the Lithuanian WordPress translation team.
December 1, 2017 — Throughout my years organizing the Buffalo WordPress Meetup, the most common issues are related to poor choices in themes, or not understanding what elements are meant to change when looking to download or purchase themes. I will give an overview of theme choices, styles, what to look for and what options you have for customization on your own, or with help from a professional. Many themes boast powerful editing options, and have options lists longer than a luxury sports car. It is about filtering through the noise to find the information that matters most.
December 1, 2017 — You’ve seen it before, one big file of PHP code and HTML all mangled together like a coughed up furball. There’s another, dare I say, a better way of structuring your code so that not only you as the developer can go back and make updates with ease, but others can as well.
November 29, 2017 — In this presentation, I will explain what child themes are and why they should be used. I will then show how to create a child theme using both a plugin as well as manually creating a new directory and putting in a custom style.css and functions.php file. I will then show how changes to a child theme’s CSS overrides the parent theme’s styles when they apply to the same target element, whereas items added to functions.php run in addition to everything in the parent theme’s functions.php. I will also show how to use Inspect Element in a browser to find what style is currently assigned to an element. Throughout the slides, a single child theme of Twenty Seventeen will be created, resulting in a completely custom child theme that is well documented with explanations written in comments about what the code is doing and what line in the parent theme’s style.css it is overriding for reference.
November 22, 2017 — As a founder and moderator of a WooCommerce PL Facebook group I often see questions about customizing WooCommerce themes, texts or simple functions. I think that when you are a beginner developer or a shop owner who wants to make some simple adjustments you do not get a WooCommerce Themes 101.
CSS, text tweaks, filters hooks. These are the most common things and usually they sound very complex when you do not know what they are or how to use them.
One of the most common answer to changing some texts in WooCommerce is to customize the translation files. But this is not a good solution and only for a short term – when the translation is updated you lose your customizations.
Let me introduce how to deal with these situations by showing you simple hacks that can be done to WooCommerce.
I will cover:
– Child theme concept,
– CSS tweaks,
– Text tweaks,
– WooCommerce templates,
– WooCommerce filters and hooks.
After this workshop you will be able to make these customizations on your own and you will do it the right way.
The talk is intended for beginner developers and shop owners who want to start working with WooCommerce themes.
November 11, 2017 — Don’t modify WordPress core; don’t modify theme files – make children instead.
Don’t be scared, don’t feel guilty – it’s easy. Then you can mould that child as you wish.
I will show you how to create a child theme, take advantage of the template hierarchy to enhance it and what to do when the parent theme isn’t fully child theme enabled.
November 3, 2017 — Cuando apareció WordPress en 2004, no tenia ningún tema. Ahora en la actualidad nos encontramos con temas (o plantillas), temas padre y temas hijo, Frameworks…
En este Meetup vamos a repasar y definir las diferentes categorías de temas que existen y ver, según la experiencia de Carlos M. Díaz Honrado, que es lo que mejor viene según cada escenario.
October 23, 2017 — Drew Poland is a freelance WordPress developer in the Baltimore area specializing in custom theme design & development. He is also a regular WordCamp speaker.
October 7, 2017 — Check out all newest things that CSS can bring to WordPress theme development: CSS Filters, Feature Queries, Native Mixins, Grid Layout, Native Variables, and more. Learn how they work and when to use them. For theme designers.