In this video, learn how to create a bare bones child theme and how to turn it on.
- [Narrator] WordPress dot org … has the official documentation … on how to create a child theme. … And it's actually pretty good. … If you're hearing contradicting information … on how to create a child theme, … always refer to WordPress dot org. … As standards change, they'll keep this page up to date, … and you'll know the latest conventions … by following these instructions. … Now that we've selected our parent theme, … and we've installed it, we're ready … to start creating our child theme. … I want to view my WordPress site in my code editor. … We can do this by opening the folder … that contains all the WordPress files … and then dropping it onto the Adam app icon. … So I'll click here to open the folder. … I'll minimize this. … I'll go into Topsy Turvy Cake Design. … Go onto app. … And public contains all of the files for our WordPress site. … So I'll drop public onto the Adam app icon. … And here we can see in wp content … all of our plugins and themes. … Let's go into our themes, …
- 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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