Hands-on Child Theming

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A few months ago, the WordCamp Ottawa organizers asked if I’d turn my half-hour WordPress child-theming talk into a longer practical workshop. Always eager to spread the word about child themes, I agreed.

I wasn’t sure how the workshop would go, since there were a lot of unknowns: from how many people would show up and what their skill levels would be, to whether the Wifi would hold up and if I’d have too much material (or not enough) for the two-hour slot.

Fortunately it all worked out quite well, and with the help of a few excellent TAs (thank you again Shanta, Jonathan, and Rick!), a roomful of eager participants learned how to create a WordPress child theme last Sunday afternoon.

If you’re interested in exploring the world of child themes yourself, check out the theory behind them and learn when child themes are useful — then get your feet wet with the hands-on exercises.

Happy child theming!

5 thoughts on “Hands-on Child Theming

  1. visiting your blog after your ingenious assist in the support forums!

    while child theming is a bit above my head i clicked on the post figuring you might provide some simple insight (which you did). but hope you don’t mind, noticed a missing ‘n’ when i clicked the link above to view the slides on child theme theory: “Lear how to use…”

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