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WordPress Theme Customization 102 - Create a WP Child Theme

In this course I show you how to create a custom WordPress site utilizing a child theme, plugins, and more theme edits
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Created by John Westbrook
Last updated 7/2015
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Create a WordPress Child Theme
Customize a WordPress Child Theme
Edit a WordPress Child Theme
Add links, copyright, and info to WordPress Footer
Create Lightbox or Fancybox Functionality in WordPress Footer for Links
Troubleshoot WordPress Child Themes and Themes
Create a fully functional WordPress site, using a Child Theme, a Lightbox/Fancybox for onpage links and the basics of reverse engineering WordPress Themes
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  • How to install WordPress. You can learn how at my WordPress for Beginners course for free.

WordPress Theme Customization 102 teaches beginner to intermediate Wordpress users, how to create and implement a WordPress Child Theme for any WordPress theme you use or want to use, how to utilize fancybox functions without a plugin, and more!

In this beginners Wordpress theme customization and child theme course I'll show you step by step how to develop a Wordpress child theme by walking you through a real life example of one of my sites which utilizes a child theme.

I show you in easy to understand and follow detailed steps, when you want to use a child theme and why, how to create a WordPress child theme for any Wordpress theme, and then detailed instructions on customizing and even editing the Wordpress child theme you create.

In addition to teaching you in detail how to customize and edit your new child theme, I show you how to setup lightboxed links for things like a privacy policy, so your users can simply view a page within a lightbox.

In addition I give you all the tools and code used in this course to download and use for your own projects!

.I'm happy to bring this and many other top notch training courses to you, please message me if you have any questions!

Who is the target audience?
  • This WordPress Theme Customization course is meant for beginners and newbies who are not familiar with how to create and implement a child theme in wordpress, edit a theme, add custom links and copyright info to the footer, and enable a lightbox for those links only.
  • Anyone wanting to learn WordPress Child Themes
  • Anyone wanting to learn WordPress Theme Customization
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to add a non-plugin Lightbox or Fancybox
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 01:41:17
Site Preparation & Intro
3 Lectures 31:13

Prepping The New Install for a Child Theme
WordPress Child Theme Creation & Customization
2 Lectures 28:37

Please get the Child Theme template css file from the download called "Style", it's a zip of the style.css file you'll edit to create your child theme.

Creating a Child Theme

Customizing the Child Theme Settings
WordPress Child Theme Editing & Non-Plugin Lightbox
3 Lectures 41:27
Child Theme Editing & Troubleshooting - Part 1

You'll find the site files in the "Sitefiles" download and the header code is in a text file in the "Header Code" download. Both downloads are zip files you'll need to extract the files out of.

Child Theme Editing & Lightbox - Part 2

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About the Instructor
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Poet, Writer, Consultant

I'm a poet and a writer, and truly an artist at heart. I've always had a knack for figuring out technical things however, and have held several jobs as a technology consultant.

Since 2009 I've run a consulting firm in Chattanooga TN helping small businesses implement and leverage technology and the web. In 2005 I became involved in Internet Marketing, successfully starting several websites and blogs since.

I'm highly experienced in Wordpress, PHP, HTML, and Linux Server implementations. I also have experience and a broad understanding of CSS, JavaScript, and most web based technologies being used today.

My expertise in consulting and technology is teaching and helping the beginner.

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