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Create a child theme based on an existing parent theme in WordPress and change the functionality, presentation, or styling of your website. In this course, author Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to use the default WordPress theme, Twenty Twelve, as a basis for a new child theme and add custom menus; new headers, sidebars, and footers; and index pages with widgets and pagination to your site. The course also demonstrates how to add a responsive welcome message to your front page using PHP and jQuery, and how to edit the many templates found in a WordPress theme. Morten explains how to perform these changes using any code editor, the developer tools in the Chrome browser, and WordPress.
Hi! I am Morten Rand-Hendriksen and this is WordPress: Building Child Themes. In this course, I'll show you how to build child themes based on existing themes in WordPress. I'll start by showing you how to use free tools available on the web for all platforms to set up a solid web development environment. We'll change the look and feel of the site using custom styles in the child theme stylesheet. I'll show you how to hook into and augment the behavior of functions that ship with the parent theme.
We'll add new functionality to the site by taking existing code and changing it to fit our needs, and finally we'll put it altogether to create a new and improved user experience on the front page. I've stocked this course full of tips, tricks, and code examples to make it easy for you to create child themes based on existing WordPress themes and adding new functionality and new style to your own site. So let's get cracking with WordPress: Building Child Themes.
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