Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know before watching this course, part of WordPress: Building Child Themes.
- This course was created to help you level up from WordPress user and administrator to WordPress developer. And with that comes some prerequisites. There are certain things you need to know before you can watch this course and get the most out of it. First of all, you need to have a solid, and in-depth understanding of how to use WordPress as a user and as an administrator. That means how to publish different types of content, and how to manage that content, how to add new themes, and configure them using a customizer, how to add plug-ins, and how to manage other components like widgets and menus.
Secondly, we're going to be writing a lot of HTML, CSS, and some PHP in this course, so having an understanding of HTML and CSS and ideally, some PHP, is a benefit. It is not required, but if you want to play along and you want to get the most out of it, understanding what we are doing in code is important. This is, after all, a level-up course to developer status. To be able to follow along, you need a working WordPress install on your computer. And in the next movie, I'll talk about how to set up your development environment, but keep this in mind, you need your own WordPress install on your computer that you can play around with.
And finally, you need a code editor. Again, I'll address that in the next movie, but just keep that in mind. A code editor is required to watch this course.
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