Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the child theme template structure, part of WordPress Themes: Customizing Themes with Genesis.
- [Narrator] Once you've seen the guts…of the Genesis Framework,…or the parent theme for your site,…you may be wondering exactly what…a child theme looks like inside.…Well here I'm working with the Genesis sample theme…that I downloaded earlier from github.…And you may remember that I downloaded…the master branch, which is why I have that in the folder,…but in a traditional wordpress parent-child theme structure,…the child theme inherits all of…the parent theme functionality.…So if you want to override some functionality…in the parent theme, you would copy,…or create a file with that exact same name,…and the child theme file would take precedence.…
And working with Genesis,…it makes this process more streamlined.…While you technically can recreate template files,…there's usually not a need…due to various action and filter hooks provided…by the Genesis Framework.…We can do the bulk of our child theme customizations…in a single file, called functions.php…Now in addition to functions.php,…the only other file that you actually have to have…
- 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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