April 17, 2019 — Hooks and filters are critical part of WordPress.
They are used by the core product and they are what theme and plugin developers use to provide the massive range of add-ons for WordPress.
They are easy to use and let you access the internals of WordPress.
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.