Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a WordPress development environment, part of WordPress Themes: Customizing Themes with Genesis.
- [Instructor] Throughout this course, I'll be working…on a local installation of WordPress.…To follow along, you'll need WordPress…installed locally too.…You'll also need a text or a code editor,…so that you can edit your code,…you'll need a web browser to view your work,…and, of course, the Genesis Framework,…if you plan to follow along…with my code throughout the course.…First, let's talk about setting up…a local installation of WordPress.…The reason you want to install WordPress…locally on your computer…is so when you make changes…you don't have to upload those changes…to the server to see if they worked.…
Instead, you can just make changes to a file…in your text editor, save it,…and then reload the page in your browser to see the updates.…It also means that you can take projects with you on the go.…If you're on a laptop and you don't have internet access,…you'll still be able to work on your themes…because they're on your computer, not the internet.…In order to run WordPress locally,…you'll need a web server, PHP, and a MySQl database,…
- Setting the stage for your customization
- Selecting a child theme to customize
- The core of the Genesis framework
- Child theme template structure
- Action hooks and filters in WordPress and Genesis
- Editing theme files
- Editing the style sheet
- Working with functions
- Adding a custom header image
- Registering a widget area
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting the Stage for Your Customization
2. Explaining Genesis and WordPress
3. Editing Theme Files
4. Working with the Loop
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