Making a Theme Your Own: Child Themes, Custom CSS, and More

You found a theme you love, but it’s not quite perfect. Aside from theme options, what tools do you have at your disposal to customize your new theme? In this workshop, Alex Martines of Just Peachy Consulting & Web Design will share some of the ways you can easily change the design and functionality of a WordPress theme, from Child Themes to custom CSS and using the Inspector to edit your theme’s PHP files yourself. No CSS or PHP knowledge required – we’ll be working in the code, but not writing much of it ourselves. Attendees will want to come with a computer and their own WordPress site they can use as a sandbox, if possible.

 

 

Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development

Intro to Plugin Development WordPress Brattleboro

Joe Bacal will demonstrate the basics of customizing WordPress themes and developing plugins.  Learn how to use the WordPress APIs to build a simple plugin and make basic customizations to a theme.

Joe is the Moodle and WordPress Applications Administrator at Smith College.