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What you need to know before watching this course

From: WordPress 3: Building Child Themes

Video: What you need to know before watching this course

I know you're eager to get started, but before we jump in let me just briefly explain how this course is going to work, and what I expect from you before we start the course. Throughout the course, I'll be working with an example WordPress site on my local server. The example WordPress site has content from a fictitious design company. I want you to use your own assets and your own images and graphics and text, so that when you're done with the course you don't have to delete all the content to start over. You should populate a WordPress site with the standard content that you want to be on your WordPress site, and then work with that content, because that way you can change it and style it the way you want so that your WordPress site ends up looking the way you want at the end of the course.

What you need to know before watching this course

I know you're eager to get started, but before we jump in let me just briefly explain how this course is going to work, and what I expect from you before we start the course. Throughout the course, I'll be working with an example WordPress site on my local server. The example WordPress site has content from a fictitious design company. I want you to use your own assets and your own images and graphics and text, so that when you're done with the course you don't have to delete all the content to start over. You should populate a WordPress site with the standard content that you want to be on your WordPress site, and then work with that content, because that way you can change it and style it the way you want so that your WordPress site ends up looking the way you want at the end of the course.

Because this is a more advanced WordPress course, it's important that you understand how WordPress works first. If this is your first time working with WordPress, I suggest you go and take the WordPress Essential Training Course at the lynda.com online training library before you take this course. That way you'll have a clear understanding of how WordPress works, and you'll be able to move through the course more quickly. It's also a benefit if you familiarize yourself with the Twenty Twelve theme before we get started. The Twenty Twelve theme is the parent theme we'll be using throughout this course and it's important that you understand how that theme works first so that you're able to make the changes you need and you understand what I am doing as I am moving through the course.

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WordPress 3: Building Child Themes

45 video lessons · 33078 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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