Introduction to WordPress Frameworks

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WordPress Aurora Meetup Group Themes 101: Introduction to WordPress Frameworks and using the Genesis Framework.

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Introduction to WordPress Frameworks

  1. 1. Introduction toWordPress FrameworksMike HaleWordPress Aurora Meetup Group - May 21, 2013
  2. 2. What is a WordPress Framework?○ Parent theme with centralized codeand functionality (Core)○ Foundation for development of ChildThemes (UI/UX)
  3. 3. Why Use a WordPress Framework?○ Rapid development of Child themes○ Built-In Functionality○ Drag & Drop, Sliders, Widgets, SEO
  4. 4. Parent & Child Themes○ Child Themes inherit the functionality ofthe parent theme.○ Allows you to add to or modify thefunctionality of parent theme
  5. 5. Advantages of WordPress Frameworks○ Community○ Quality of Code○ Upgrades○ Security
  6. 6. Disadvantages of WordPress Frameworks○ Learning Curve○ Unneeded code (bloat)○ Cost
  7. 7. The Genesis WordPress Framework
  8. 8. Genesis Framework Hooks & FiltersHooks:A hook code written into a theme that allows you toattach content to the theme itself.Filters:Filters are functions that change other functions.
  9. 9. Other WordPress Frameworks
  10. 10. Which Framework is right for me?○ Is there a layout/style of a theme that I want?○ How hard is it to customize?○ Am I willing/able to write code?○ What features do I need?○ How helpful is the community?○ Is it robust, secure and updated frequently?(Short Answer: Genesis Framework)
  11. 11. More Infohttp://www.carriedils.com/intro-wordpress-frameworks/http://www.studiopress.com/get-startedhttp://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themeshttp://designsbynickthegeek.com/tutorials/genesis-explained-the-frameworkhttp://genesistutorials.com/visual-hook-guide/

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