Tuesday 22nd August, 6:00pm, at iCafe 315-317 Sauchiehall St., Glasgow
Have you found a nearly perfect theme for your website but Customizer doesn’t let you change everything you’d like to?
Do you build WordPress websites for other people and wish you could use your creativity a bit more?
Child Themes are great for those who want to take WordPress that bit further as they allow you to take an already existing WordPress Theme and change absolutely anything from it.
Why reinvent the wheel by coding a theme from scratch every time, right?
We will start by learning about the structure of a WordPress theme and then create our own Child Theme step by step.
We’ll also learn how to test our site for the various platforms and make sure it is responsive and accessible.
You will need:
Bring your laptop if you can but don’t worry if you don’t have one, we’ll pair you up with somebody who has.
It’d also help if you already had a text editor and a local development environment set up on your laptop with WordPress already installed on it.
You can find information on how to install a local development environment at https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/getting-started/setting-up-a-development-environment/
(Psss… Don’t worry if you don’t have time to do this before the workshop, there is a free online tool we can use instead)
For free text editors see http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-text-editor-2017
Basic knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS will help but it is not essential as we will cover everything from scratch.
If you already know how to build Child Themes, come along anyway and volunteer to help your co-members if they get stuck. It may be you next time!