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Using the exercise files

From: WordPress 3: Building Child Themes

Video: Using the exercise files

All lynda.com members will have access to the code snippets that we'll use throughout this course. We'll be accessing this file throughout the course to quickly add bits of code to our site. If you look at the Exercise Files folder you'll see we have a codesnippets file and also a list of folders for each of the chapters, if you're a premium member. The codesnippets file contains code snippets for all the chapters in which I'm typing in a lot of code. I don't always use this codesnippets file, but if you see me typing in a lot of code chances are there is a code snippet that you can grab and use instead.

Using the exercise files

All lynda.com members will have access to the code snippets that we'll use throughout this course. We'll be accessing this file throughout the course to quickly add bits of code to our site. If you look at the Exercise Files folder you'll see we have a codesnippets file and also a list of folders for each of the chapters, if you're a premium member. The codesnippets file contains code snippets for all the chapters in which I'm typing in a lot of code. I don't always use this codesnippets file, but if you see me typing in a lot of code chances are there is a code snippet that you can grab and use instead.

I've marked each code snippet with the number of the chapter and the number of the movie so they're easy to find, and in cases where we need to insert code snippets in different files I've also marked that in the file. So for example, in this case you need to insert a code snippet in functions.php, so that's denoted in the codesnippets file. If you're a premium member, you also have access to these jump-in files. What we've done is made snapshots of each of the movies at the starting point; meaning if you want to jump into say Chapter 5 movie, number 6 and you haven't done the previous movies, you can open the folder for this movie, and then open a second folder, navigate to WordPress on your computer, go to wp-content > themes, and then simply grab the child theme from your lesson files and drag them into the themes folder, and overwrite the existing folder that's already there.

That way you'll be at the same point I am when I start each movie.

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WordPress 3: Building Child Themes

45 video lessons · 32527 viewers

Morten Rand-Hendriksen
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  1. 6m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 34s
    3. What you need to know before watching this course
      1m 29s
    4. Getting the right tools for theme creation
      2m 50s
  2. 17m 2s
    1. What is a WordPress child theme and when should you use it?
      2m 38s
    2. Picking a parent theme
      3m 55s
    3. Making sure you have the Twenty Twelve parent theme
      1m 50s
    4. Creating and activating a basic child theme
      4m 20s
    5. Importing parent theme styles
      4m 19s
  3. 16m 2s
    1. Using the developer tools
      3m 53s
    2. Modifying existing styles
      4m 24s
    3. Adding space between paragraphs
      4m 7s
    4. Changing font family styles
      3m 38s
  4. 31m 47s
    1. Understanding the WordPress template hierarchy
      3m 12s
    2. Modifying existing templates
      2m 33s
    3. Moving the header image
      4m 29s
    4. Adding Related Posts feature to posts
      6m 26s
    5. Creating custom page templates
      5m 43s
    6. Using conditional statements for customized effects
      5m 41s
    7. Creating custom header, footer, and sidebar templates
      3m 43s
  5. 17m 5s
    1. Understanding the different index pages and what they do
      4m 6s
    2. Adding author, date, and time information to the index loop
      7m 15s
    3. Changing the appearance of category index pages
      5m 44s
  6. 43m 5s
    1. Introducing functions.php
      3m 24s
    2. Overriding existing functions
      3m 23s
    3. Adding pagination to index pages
      5m 49s
    4. Adding to existing functions
      3m 21s
    5. Adding a new footer menu to Twenty Twelve
      6m 24s
    6. Adding a new widgetized area to pages
      4m 9s
    7. Adding static content to the sidebar
      7m 44s
    8. Replacing existing functions
      2m 36s
    9. Adding a Google font through a function
      6m 15s
  7. 10m 24s
    1. Adding new featured image sizes
      5m 41s
    2. Adding featured images to posts and pages
      4m 43s
  8. 31m 1s
    1. Adding a welcome message to the front page
      1m 22s
    2. Displaying page content in an index page
      7m 42s
    3. Hooking in a featured image
      4m 34s
    4. Making the welcome message responsive
      6m 27s
    5. Restricting content to the first page of the blog
      4m 22s
    6. Adding a jQuery function to show or hide the welcome message
      6m 34s
  9. 10m 23s
    1. Adding a custom favicon
      3m 58s
    2. Adding a custom screenshot
      2m 29s
    3. Adding footer information
      3m 56s
  10. 7m 14s
    1. What to do when a child theme crashes your website
      4m 38s
    2. Updating parent and child themes
      2m 36s

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