Themes are fundamental to a WordPress site. But, they usually require some customization to get them to look as you want them to. In this presentation I show you how to properly customize a WordPress theme using Child Themes, so that you can safely make changes to a theme without modifying the author’s code.
I originally gave this presentation at WordCamp Seattle 2015: Beginner Edition on 24 October 2015. I was unhappy with the way that the presentation came out using Slides.com’s interface, so I rebuilt the deck as a regular presentation using LibreOffice. The original presentation slides are still available.
- Presentation slides (LibreOffice ODP) (3.8 MB)
- Presentation slides (PDF) (3.8 MB)
- Original Slides.com presentation (streaming)
2015-11-09 - New visual design. - Various, minor language tweaks. - Corrected comment markers on [Step 6]