Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of WordPress: Building Child Themes.
- [Instructor] This course is all about creating a child theme for WordPress, so we assume you're already familiar with WordPress. You should know how to create and edit content on your site, install themes and plugins, modify menus and widgets, and use the WordPress Customizer. If you're not familiar with these, I strongly recommend that you take the WordPress Essential Training course in the library. As we create our own child theme, we're going to modify HTML, CSS, and PHP. Most of the code we're going to interact with is code we can copy from the child theme. I'll narrate what I'm copying, so you don't need to be an expert in any of these areas. But you'll definitely get a lot more out of this course if you're already familiar with these technologies. If you want a refresher on CSS, check out Introduction to CSS. And for PHP, check out PHP Essential Training. Once you know the basics, it's time to dig in.
- Setting up your development environment and editor
- Picking a parent theme
- Creating a child theme
- Including style sheets
- Creating and modifying styles
- Modifying functions
- Hooking functions
- Creating and modifying template files
- Adding menus and functionality
- Migrating theme files to a live WordPress site
Skill Level Intermediate
Using the exercise files1m 13s
1. Building on a Solid Foundation
2. Creating a Child Theme
3. Child Themes and CSS
4. Working with Function Files
5. Working with Template Files
6. Add New Functionality
7. Wrapping Up
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