Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Create a dark version of the theme, part of WordPress: Building Child Themes.
(lively introduction music)…- You've wrapped up your first challenge and I hope that…you've had fun and success doing so.…More than likely you discovered that changing the color…scheme of a theme is a bit more work…than you first anticipated.…Of course, changing the overall background color and…the text color is relatively easy, but once you do that…you would have noticed that a lot of the content…within the theme has to be styled individually.…Things like the titles and the links and other elements.…In particular, for this theme popper If you worked with it…you would have noticed that links don't have the standard…underlines. Instead they're using a border underline and…there are other elements within the theme that are…also need to be styled specifically for this theme.…
And that's something you'll experience…with all themes you work with.…Theme developers make very particular descisions…about how things are being presented and when you…create a trial theme and want to change those you have to…find those decisions and then change them in a way that…
WordPress: Building Child Themes opens the world of child theme development to anyone, no matter what level of experience or expertise. It helps you build your child theme on top of an existing properly coded foundation, and create stylish new WordPress sites—without the advanced knowledge of a web developer. Morten Rand-Hendriksen explains how to get started picking a parent theme, updating the CSS, creating a new template for your child theme, and updating its functionality. By the end of this practical, project-based course, you should have a functioning child theme and the skills to quickly customize your next WordPress site.
- What is a child theme?
- Creating and activating a child theme
- Overriding or overwriting?
- Changing existing styles
- Adding new styles
- Creating templates for the child theme
- Adding new menus and widgets
- Replacing custom web fonts
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 07/18/2018. What changed?
A: A new video was added that covers enqueue styles.