‘Template Hierarchy’ Videos

  • Damien Carbery: Child themes - Won’t someone think of the children?

    Damien Carbery: Child themes – Won’t someone think of the children?

    WordCamp Dublin 2017Speaker: Damien Carbery

    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.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Francisco Torres: Sistema de plantillas en WordPress

    Francisco Torres: Sistema de plantillas en WordPress

    Meetup WordPress ChiclanaSpeaker: Francisco Torres

    October 4, 2017 — ¿Cómo hace WordPress que veamos lo que vemos? ¿Cómo funciona eso de que la portada tenga un diseño y los artículos otro diseño?

    WordPress gestiona lo que un visitante puede ver del sitio web a través de su sistema de plantillas, algo que es importante conocer para realizar cualquier edición de aspecto sobre la web dónde “tocar el código” sea imprescindible, o simplemente porque el saber no ocupa lugar.

    En esta charla hablaremos sobre:
    – Qué es este sistema de plantillas.
    – Entender lo básico que nos encontramos dentro de los archivos de plantillas.
    – Cómo funciona su jerarquía de archivos (esta es la joya de la corona para cualquiera que quiera desarrollar o modificar una plantilla).
    – Qué son las plantillas hijas, por qué debemos usarlas y cómo funcionan.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Gloria Liuni: Template Hierarchy

    Gloria Liuni: Template Hierarchy

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeaker: Gloria Liuni

    May 28, 2017 — Talk sui template fatto da Gloria Liuni al WordPress Meetup Torino del 17 maggio.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Caleb Burks: Child Themes and the Template Hierarchy

    Caleb Burks: Child Themes and the Template Hierarchy

    WordCamp Denver 2016Speaker: Caleb Burks

    November 9, 2016 — In this session, Caleb shows how to create child themes and when they should be used. He also goes over the template hierarchy and how WordPress magically works behind the scenes when choosing a page template.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Alicia St Rose: Wrangle the WordPress Template Hierarchy Like a Boss

    Alicia St Rose: Wrangle the WordPress Template Hierarchy Like a Boss

    WordCamp San Diego 2016Speaker: Alicia St. Rose

    May 1, 2016 — Did you ever wish you could go beyond what index.php, page.php and single.php have to offer. Have you ever wondered what taxonomy.php in your premium theme actually does? Have you ever had the need to target a blog category or a custom post type with a unique layout? Well, it might be high time to put the WordPress Template Hierarchy to work for you. I will take you on a little tour of this powerful aspect of WordPress development. Learn how to the hierarchy is structured, how to create a custom post type template, how to drill down and create a template for even a specific page or post and more. And as a bonus some tips on using get_template_part() to avoid bloated files and to neatly organize your themes templates! Like a Boss!

    Presentation Slides »

  • Evan Volgas: Things You Always Wanted To Know About WordPress (but were afraid to ask)

    Evan Volgas: Things You Always Wanted To Know About WordPress (but were afraid to ask)

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Evan Volgas

    December 10, 2015 — This talk will cover a few key “Aha” moments that you should have about the way WordPress works. We’ll talk about things like the template hierarchy, what’s going on in wp-config, where WordPress content is stored (the database vs. the file system), how posts and pages and custom post types are represented in the database, what folks are talking about when they talk about hooks and filters, and just generally review the “behind the scenes” mechanics of how WordPress works. We’ll also touch on a few “tricks of the trade” that you might not realize are out there (version control, staging sites, caching, Vagrant, and other fun tools to make development with WordPress just a little bit easier).

    This talk is aimed at designers and new developers who maybe have a few PHP tricks up their sleeves, but still haven’t figured out some of the details behind the scenes.

    If you’ve never edited functions.php and don’t know what it is, this probably isn’t a good talk for you just yet. If you’ve written a plugin or modified several .php files in your WordPress themes, this talk will probably be a bit too basic for you. If you’ve set up a child theme before and know what functions.php is, even if you haven’t really used it all that much, or even at all…. you’re probably the exact person who will get a lot out of this talk. And if that’s you, you should be able to walk away with a solid mental model of how WordPress works “behind the scenes” and be in a much better position to do development with it

    Presentation Slides »

  • Alicia St. Rose: Wrangle the WordPress Template Hierarchy Like a Boss

    Alicia St. Rose: Wrangle the WordPress Template Hierarchy Like a Boss

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Alicia St. Rose

    October 9, 2015 — Did you ever wish you could go beyond what index.php, page.php and single.php have to offer. Have you ever wondered what taxonomy.php in your premium theme actually does? Have you ever had the need to target a blog category or a custom post type with a unique layout?

    Well, it might be high time to put the WordPress Template Hierarchy to work for you.

    I will take you on a little tour of this powerful aspect of WordPress development. Learn how to the hierarchy is structured, how to create a custom post type template, how to drill down and create a template for even a specific page or post and more.

  • Hugo Ashmore: Exploring The Hidden Depths of the Template Hierarchy

    Hugo Ashmore: Exploring The Hidden Depths of the Template Hierarchy

    BuddyCamp Brighton 2015Speaker: Hugo Ashmore

    August 23, 2015 — This talk is to demonstrate how we can create custom BuddyPress page templates based on action and component views, or type of users. Using the extended template hierarchy available in themes, Hugo will showcase the basic principles of custom templates and then a more advanced use for more specialised requirements.