In this video, learn the elements of a good parent theme.
- [Narrator] Earlier in this course, … I talked about all of the things that a theme does, … from the layout to the styling. … Remember, that when you're making a child theme … you're basically modifying a parent theme. … So you want to find a parent theme that's as close as … possible to your vision for your child theme. … The first thing I look for is the layout. … Changing a layout is a lot of work. … If you're mostly changing a theme with a sidebar on the left … to sidebar on the right, that's not too bad. … But if you wanted to take a single column theme … with no sidebar, and add two sidebars that is a ton of work … and I'd suggest that you find a different parent theme. … One that already has those sidebars in place. … On WordPress.org you can filter by layout. … So let's go to feature filter … and then we can see the layouts here. … Let's say we are looking for a two column theme, … I can just select that and apply the filters. … And if you find a theme you like, you can preview it. …
- 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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