What You Need To Know to Modify or Change Your WordPress Theme
The February 19th Austin WordPress Beginner’s class continued our “Back to WordPress Basics” series. WPATX has seen our membership climb this past year and most of our new members are new to WordPress. The questions our new members are asking have reminded the WPATX organizers of the level of conceptual confusion that we all felt when trying to envision and understand what the various aspects of WordPress were doing and why.
This WPATX Beginner’s class was devoted to learning the vocabulary and structure of WordPress themes. The goal of this class is to help our community of WordPress Beginners really understand what a WordPress Theme does, and how it does it.
This session was led by Nick and Sandi Batik and has been designed for new users of WordPress and those who have been using WordPress a while and would really like to know, ‘How WordPress Themes Really Work.
Resources Referenced During The Class
Minding and Managing Word Press Themes
WordPress.org – Theme Directory – https://wordpress.org/themes/
WordPress Codex – https://codex.wordpress.org/
WordPress Codes – Theme Hand Book – https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/
WordPress Codex – Using Themes – https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes
WordPress Codex – Them Development – https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development
WordPress Codex – Child Themes – https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
Child Themify – https://wordpress.org/plugins/child-themify/
Child Theme Configurator – https://wordpress.org/plugins/child-theme-configurator/
Resources To Understand WordPress Template Hierarchy
A Straightforward Guide to the WordPress Template Hierarchy –
WORDPRESS THEME TEMPLATE HIERARCHY CHART
Resources For Changing and Updating Themes
Checklist: 15 Things You MUST DO Before Changing WordPress Themes
Changing WordPress theme? Then this is the perfect guide you need.
Theme Switching Checklist – http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/checklist-15-things-you-must-do-before-changing-wordpress-themes/
After Class Resources
I hope these class notes help. I have included a link to the class slide deck below. I’m sorry if the transfer from Keynote to PowerPoint format sometimes does odd things to the headers and some images. The Austin WordPress Meetup Co-Organizers urge you to join and perhaps contribute to the Austin WordPress Tribe by volunteering to take notes for our wpaustin.com website, being a Presenter at WPATX meetups or helping with our annual WordCamp. You can always find the current class schedule at https://www.meetup.com/austinwordpress/ We look forward to seeing you at an Austin WordPress Meetup soon.
Follow Sandi Batik @sandi_batik / @WPATX / Contact me at: handsonwp.com / LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/hsandrachevalierbatik
Follow Nick Batik @nick_batik / @WPATX / Contact me at: pleiadesservices.com / LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasbatik