Developer's Roundtable Notes

Session: Modifying Themes

Modifying Themes

About This Talk

ex  CSS modifications

 

ex  One-size fits all

 

check  Guidelines to help you find and make changes

 

What Kinds of Modifications?

  • Change blog from content to excerpt (or vice versa)
  • Create  a custom page template 
  • Change header size / logo
  • Create a new widget area
  • Add a custom menu location
  • Change text in footer

It’s Done for You

Frameworks

Genesis
Headway
Thesis

Customizable Themes

Divi
Avada
XTheme

 

Every Theme is Different

Header Example – TwentyTwelve

 

Header Example – WooCommerce Artificer

 

Header Example – Education Center

 

Header Example – Evolve

 

Header Example – Hueman

 

Footer Example – TwentyTwelve

 

Footer Example – Hueman

 

Footer Example – Artificer

 

Footer Example – Evolve

 

See the Difference?

Before You Start

check

Is there an OPTION?

check

Will CSS changes work?

 

Where to Make Modifications

Did I Say This Already?

Where to Look…

Add this to your footer:

WhatTheFile

Firebug

Developer Tools

Google

Theme forums

The developer

You Need Children

If you are making any change to any file in a theme, and you don’t want to lose your change when the theme updates…

Create a Child Theme!

It’s EASY!

http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

One Last Thing…

Next Month…

aaron

April 2nd

Aaron Reimann

Building a Theme from Scratch

 
(Is today a special day for Aaron?)
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