Intro to WordPress Theme Customization Hands-On Class

What You'll Learn

In this hands-on class, we'll dive into WordPress' powerful theme system. Take control of your site by learning how to customize the appearance through theme editing. We'll cover all the 'built-in' methods available in most themes, then some of the basic plugins, and finally, we'll look at creating a child-themes and explore customizing the PHP files. This class is for veteran web coders - you'll need to know how to use FTP, be fluent in HTML and have at least the willingness to edit the PHP files.

This hands-on class will walk you through the structure of a WordPress theme, explain how the various parts produce the final visual presentation and how you can create a custom look and feel through HTML, CSS and PHP editing. Appropriate use of plugins will be discussed and how to make a site behave predictably across updates - of the core code as well as plugins.

In this class you'll learn:

  • The parts of the WordPress theme and their purpose
  • How plugins can change a site's appearance - for good and bad
  • Why child themes are so useful and how to create one
  • How to create page, post, and category templates
  • How to create forms using two popular plugins
  • The various ways to adjust a theme's CSS to customize appearance.

We'll be using a plain text editor (BBEdit) - but really, any plain editor will do just fine. Use what works for you.

Who Should Take This

This class is for veteran web coders looking to create and customize WordPress themes by altering preexisting themes and templates. You will need to know how to use an FTP system, be fluent in HTML, able to edit CSS and have at least the willingness to edit PHP files.

$249
BDA Members
$279
Non-Members

Registration:

BDA Members: $249.00

Non-Members: $279.00

Available Dates

September 23, 2017 / 9am - 5pm
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February 23, 2018 / 9am - 5pm
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Doug knows so much and is easy to ask for more clarification.Alyssa
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Comments For: Intro to WordPress Theme Customization Hands-On Class

Doug knows so much and is easy to ask for more clarification.Alyssa on 11/8/2014
Great info and compact format!Rhys on 11/8/2014
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