In this video, learn how to change how the menu is displayed.
- When people ask me how to create great themes, … I tell them the most important thing is to be opinionated. … Make decisions on behalf of the people … that are using the theme, … rather than giving them every option under the sun. … That's why my themes tend to be … a little bit more restrictive in what you can do, … but it's also what makes them easy to work with. … And one of the places where this idea … of being opinionated really comes in, … is when you work with menus. … Because when you create menu areas in your theme, … people are likely going to try … to cram as many menu items in as possible, … and that can create a really bad user experience … for the people who visit your site. … Let's take a look at our primary menu, … which I modified slightly before this video … to show you that we can actually only have … a few items in it. … The theme automatically calculates the width, … and only shows you a few items. … Depending on how long your menu names are, … you probably only see four to six. …
- Setting up your development environment and editor
- Picking a parent theme
- Creating a child theme
- Including style sheets
- Creating and modifying styles
- Modifying functions
- Hooking functions
- Creating and modifying template files
- Adding menus and functionality
- Migrating theme files to a live WordPress site
Skill Level Intermediate
Using the exercise files1m 13s
1. Building on a Solid Foundation
2. Creating a Child Theme
3. Child Themes and CSS
4. Working with Function Files
5. Working with Template Files
6. Add New Functionality
7. Wrapping Up
Next steps1m 4s
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