In this video, learn how to find existing WordPress functionality in a parent theme's functions.php file.
- [Instructor] We've looked at how to add css … and php code to our functions file … as well as customizing templates. … These are tools that you need … to make your own child theme. … Now I want to show you how to add … some pretty common functionality to your theme. … And one of the most common things you can do … is add, edit, or remove a menu. … I want to add a menu to our child theme. … But before we do that, I should show you … where to find existing menus in the theme. … We can see one menu on the front end, … and we can go into our admin … and in appearance, and menus, to customize it. … Or we can go into the customizer … and go into menus. … So we can see our main menu right here, … let's click into that, and here we can see … all of the items on that main menu. … So if we wanted to add something extra, … let's add a specific blog post. … Let's say pumpkin pie, we can do that. … We can of course reorder these … and we can also make sub-items. … We can also assign this menu to different locations. …
- 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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