Learn how to build a child theme on top of an existing theme, and create stylish new WordPress sites—without the advanced knowledge of a web developer.
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- Hi, and welcome to WordPress: Building Child Themes. I'm Morten Rand-Hendriksen and I'm here to show you how you can build your own child themes on top of existing WordPress themes to introduce your own CSS, change the outputs of existing code, and even introduce your own new template files. First, I'll explain what a child theme is and help you set one up. Then, we'll use browser tools and CSS to design in the browser and change the appearance of the child theme.
Next, we'll extend the functionality of the child theme by adding new templates, changing functions, and adding whole new features. And finally, we'll wrap everything up with some custom fonts. Child themes are a powerful tool you can use to build your own custom website. And it's also a great tool to level up from WordPress user and administrator to WordPress developer. I'm here to show you how to do it right. So let's get cracking with WordPress: Child Themes.
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