In this video, learn why Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) is important for programming.
- [Instructor] One of the most important lessons … I've learned being a web developer is how to be lazy. … Now, I know that sounds ridiculous, … but the laziness principle … is one of the core tenants … of web design and development. … You see, the web is an iterative environment. … Each one of us builds on top … of what the others have done before, … and nowhere is that more true … than when working with WordPress child themes. … So, what is the laziness principle? … Simple, do as little as possible … and reuse code whenever it's available. … As we walk through this course, … you'll see me constantly … copy code from the parent theme … and place it into the child theme … and then make tiny changes for major impact. … As you move forward and build your own child themes, … I want you to do the same. … Look for existing code and existing solutions. … Bake them into your child theme … and then make small iterations … to make it work the way you want. … By using existing code, you're building on top …
- 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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