Creating Custom Child Themes for WordPress

Tracy LevesqueEveryone wants a unique site, but altering a WordPress theme directly can cause all kinds of problems. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to safely change the look-and-feel of your site using Child Themes, without modifying the core code of your theme. Attendees will be led through the steps of creating a child theme via slides and live demo. CSS modification, template modification, include tags, conditional tags, creating your own page templates and modifying functions.php are all covered. The end of class will include time for questions, links to helpful resources and links to the slides on Slideshare and files used on Github.

Attendees should have basic general knowledge of WordPress and be comfortable with HTML and CSS.

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About Tracy Levesque

Tracy Levesque is a co-owner of YIKES, Inc., a Philadelphia web design and development shop. She has been designing websites since 1996 and working with WordPress since 2007. She spends her days building custom themes for WordPress and seeing how much functionality she can add without knowing PHP. When not wrangling HTML and CSS, Tracy rides bikes, eats sushi, chases her 5 year old daughter and takes pictures of abandoned buildings. Follow @liljimmi on Twitter.