Child themes are common tools for customization in the WordPress world. This site was originally created as a permanent record and reference for a TRU Open Learning in-house workshop on child themes. It was modified for a session at the ETUG 2017 Spring Workshop.

We will look at the following:

  • A brief framing of the building blocks of WordPress
  • A brief framing of the structure of WordPress as it relates to Child Theming
  • What Child Themes are and when to use them
  • An opinionated look at tools and workflows useful to Child Theming
  • Types of things that can be done in a Child Theme
  • A look at the WordPress template hierarchy and template parts functionality

This presentation will be in two parts, the first being more presentational and the second more hands-on. The demarcation between the two parts will occur somewhere following bullet 3 or 4 above.

Alrighty then, press the button and let’s get going


“Children of the Theme” by Troy Welch¬†is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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