Adding a custom screenshot


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Adding a custom screenshot

Theme screenshots are an important way of identifying what theme you're using. Adding a custom screenshot to your child theme is one of the last things you should do before taking it live. When I say theme screenshots, I mean the little screenshots that appear when you go to your Dashboard and go to Appearance and Themes. Here you can see that all my installed themes Twenty Eleven, Twenty Ten, and Twenty Twelve have screenshots, but you also see that my child theme does not yet have a screenshot, so I need to create it.

Just like with most other things in child themes, the way I create a new screenshot is I go to the Parent theme, find the screenshot file and copy it over into my child theme. Then I open that screenshot file in my image editor. I'm going to use Photoshop for this, and then finally I'll go back to my browser, go to the front page and actually make a screenshot. I'll hit Ctrl+Minus to zoom out a couple of times until I get the view I want. I'll also hit F11 to go fu...

Adding a custom screenshot
Video duration: 2m 29s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Nov 27, 2012

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Adding a custom screenshot provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen as part of the WordPress 3: Building Child Themes

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