About this Event
WordPress "themes" govern the visual component of every WordPress site. Mastering how a theme displays content is a core skill for every WordPress designer, developer, or consultant. Learn how to get the most of a theme and how to make headers, logos, sidebars and footers display just the way you (or your client) wants them to display.
If you'd like to take a deeper dive and learn how to edit CSS, make child themes, and learn how to use browser tools to discover how a theme works, then this is the class for you.
• Learn how a theme works
- understand the file hierarchy in the theme
- introduction to the WordPress loop
• Learn what each theme file does
- style.css, footer.php, archive.php, functions.php, and more
- learn how to make new theme files and add them to the theme directory
• Learn how to edit CSS to re-style a theme
- how to correctly edit a CSS file
- keep your CSS edits safe from updates
- how to comment your code for future reference
• Learn how to make child themes
- why you need child themes
- how to make a child theme from scratch
- tools to make child themes
• Learn how to use browser tools to discover how a theme works
- debugging and editing CSS from within the browser
- browser extensions to help debug your theme
Resources and links for WordPress 102 can be found at:
Tony has designed user interfaces and multimedia videodisc software for Fortune 500 companies, NASA, and private international clients. As a WordPress consultant he builds sites for small to medium business and trains people on using WordPress. He also runs the DFW WordPress Meetup with over 3000 members.
Special Considerations and Warnings
This is an overview of WordPress, not a hands-on lab class. You'll get a lot out of this course by listening and taking notes. You may get more out of it if you have a laptop that connects to the internet or you may confuse yourself. It depends on your learning style, only you know that.