In this video, learn how to add and remove actions on existing WordPress hooks.
- [Instructor] Something that's actually pretty common … is there's some functionality added … by your parent theme that you don't actually need. … A good developer will remove that functionality … that gets in the way. … I try to remove any functionality … that my client won't ever use. … So let's say a client will never use the widget area … at the very bottom of the site. … The widget area controls the search, … these recent posts, archives, meta, categories, et cetera. … In that case, we can actually remove the widget area. … That way, they won't be confused … if they see it in the backend. … And if they're configuring a different area, … they won't make mistakes … and add a widget to the wrong space. … I can switch over to my code editor … and I will open up my parents functions.php file. … And if I do a quick search for widgets, … I can see that there is a function called … twentynineteen_widgets_init … that adds that widget to the footer. … So at a specific point when WordPress is loading, …
- 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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