Getting Comfortable With Child Themes

With Kathryn Presner in the Beginner Developer track

Child themes are a simple but powerful way to customize a pre-made theme. Learning how to use them properly means you’ll never risk losing all your modifications when the developer releases a new version and you update the theme. Using easy-to-follow language, I’ll walk you through the steps to set up a child theme and we’ll get started making some tweaks – from CSS look-and-feel adjustments to more substantial changes in functionality.

Learning outcomes

  • set up a child theme
  • make simple child-theme modifications using basic PHP, HTML, and CSS
  • understand the difference between functions and other types of child-theme files