This session will focus on ways to simplify Theme functionality when forking a Theme or creating a Child Theme. Often, forked Themes and Child Themes needlessly replicate functionality, leave behind unneeded files and resources. Similarly, custom Themes add functionality inefficiently, or implement a glut of Theme options. This session will help developers make their Themes much more easy to maintain, to update, and to support – and maybe even a bit lighter and faster to load. Some topics covered include: reducing unnecessary Theme options, eliminating unneeded callbacks and custom functions, proper filtering of content, and general cleanup of Theme files.