WordPress Work & Productivity

#IEWP Presentation Prep

1978’s Commander Adama will be overseeing today’s advance preparation for an upcoming Introduction to Child Themes.

  • Introduction to a Child Theme
  • Stylesheet setup
  • Functions.php setup
  • Using the Template Hierarchy
  • Practical Examples

He’s added a few of his own priorities but I don’t think I’ll be much help in the field of fleet operations and logistics.

  • Where am I going to find cigars for Starbuck?
  • Writing a thank you note to Colonel Tigh isn’t really my expertise.
  • I personally like Apollo but I have no authority to promote anyone.
  • Lt. Athena’s classroom budget could use a bump.

Customizing a Child Theme

My first video I showed you how to create a child theme but not much else.

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In this video I start off with an empty child theme based on Twenty Seventeen and make the following modifications.

  1. Use CSS to customize the default appearance of the logo image.
  2. Add a function that allows shortcodes to work in post excerpts
  3. Disable Google Fonts imported by the parent theme
  4. Self host fonts

All of which either overrides the parent or enhances the website

If you would like to follow along you can download the theme created for this video.


How to Create a WordPress Child Theme

Watch as I create a Child Theme for WordPress development so that my changes are preserved if and when the Parent Theme is updated at a later date.

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If you’d like to follow along install the Writee Theme on a testing server and review the code from the Child Theme in this video.