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Creating Child Themes for WordPress

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Creating Child Themes for WordPress

  1. 1. - Intro to Child Themes - Sponsored by: The Southern California WordPress User’s Group http://socalwp.org | @socalwp |
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  6. 6. - Announcements -
  7. 7. - What is a child theme? -
  8. 8. - What is a child theme is a - “A WordPress child theme? theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme, and allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme.”
  9. 9. - Advantages of Child Themes - ★Unique design ★Update-able parent theme ★Security ★Specialization ★Temporary changes
  10. 10. - Disadvantages of Child Themes - ★Steep learning curve (frameworks) ★Performance ★Maintenance
  11. 11. - Should I Create A Child Theme? - How ninja are my skills? How extensive are the mods?
  12. 12. - So how do I create a child theme? -
  13. 13. - Directory Structure - ★Child theme directory in wp-content/themes ★Child theme directory Child theme directory contains: ★ style.css ★ functions.php ★ template files ★ other files
  14. 14. - Time to dive into the code -

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